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Reverend Shawn Amos Photo Courtesy of Missing Piece Group

The Reverend Shawn Amos ‘Breaks It Down’ and Then Some

If you're a lover of blues, soul, Gospel, or simply socially conscious, you're gonna want 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down.'
Walter Trout & Eliza Neals at Callahan's August 2017 Feature

Callahan’s Music Hall Will Call it Quits in March

Hosting over 1,500 shows to date, Callahan's has also been home for the Detroit Blues Society's annual Blues Challenge, whose winners advance to the IBC in Memphis.
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Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

2018 Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

2018 Grammy Award nominations have been announced. Who are they? Take a look...
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Why Did James Brown Have Two Drummers? (and what bands have Double Drums)

James Brown may not have been the first band leader to employ two drummers, but his decision to do so changed the game in music.
Lance Lopez Live at Uncle Bo's

Lance Lopez Signs to Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The state of Texas is known for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez’s furious fretboard mastery encapsulates that sound.
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10 Songs About Food For Thanksgiving and One Truly Thankful One

Today we offer you 10 of our favorite songs about food, and an additional one about giving thanks. Happy Thanksgiving y'all. Now, let's eat!
Sonny Smith Photo by Alysse Gafjken

Sonny Smith Announces New Album: ‘Rod For Your Love’

The goal with Smith’s latest was an album that felt both fresh and familiar at once, which nods to the past while still moving forward.
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Backtrack Blues Band Set to Release New Live CD/DVD

The 'Make My Home in Florida' release marks the group’s sixth album and reflects decades of musical experience from deep down south.
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Samantha Fish Keeps Moving On With ‘Belle of the West’

We've said it before, and we'll say it again here. 'Belle of the West' is, quite possibly, Fish's finest work to date.
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