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Alligator Records to Release ‘Journeys to the Heart of the Blues’

Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall Of Famer Joe Louis Walker, virtuoso pianist/organist Bruce Katz and next-generation British harmonica ace Giles Robson take listeners on a musical journey of traditional blues.

Sophomore Album From Amanda Fish is ‘Free’

Not only does Amanda Fish completely forgo the sophomore slump with this record, but she shows us the victorious side of a champion. 'Free' is her triumphant roar that everyone should hear.

4th Annual BB King Symposium September 6th

The 4th Annual B.B. King Symposium takes place this Thursday, September 6th offering a number of inspiring events and discussions unfolding throughout the day.

An Exhibition – ‘Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR’

If folks have a chance to experience any touring exhibit of the National Guitar Museum in their hometown, they should jump all over it.
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Tampa Bay Blues Festival: 25 Years of Blues by the Bay

As one of the first big blues festivals of the season each year, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is a great way to start your annual blues music experience with a bang!
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Louisiana Bluesman Jonathon Long Debuts on Wild Heart Records

For those who love their blues with a Louisiana flavor, a hint of Southern Rock, and a whole lot of originality, you simply must add 'Jonathon Long' to your collection.

Ian Saddler and Building Ace Records’ “By the Bayou”

This kind of music is often called swamp pop, which is accurate because it sounds like the blues transformed into an airboat chase.
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World Premiere of “Hard to Stay Cool” From Cedric Burnside

With 'Benton County Relic,' Burnside showcases his electric and acoustic guitar prowess, recording the record in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio.

WORLD PREMIERE Video: “This Side Or The Other” – David Olney

“I got the idea from the film, 'The Town.' The movie is about Boston gangsters. A father in prison says this to his son. What a beautiful thing for a hard man to say."

The Eighth Annual Call and Response Blues Symposium at the 33rd Annual King Biscuit...

Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, as they dedicate this, their eighth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium, to King Biscuit’s beloved patriarch Sunshine Sonny Payne.
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