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Roots Music

Sugar Brown Mark Maryanovich Feature

Sugar Brown Declares ‘It’s a Blues World’

By day, Ken Kawashima is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. By night, and on this record, he is Sugar Brown, a modern-day bluesman with a soul as old as the genre itself.
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Joe Bonamassa Explores His UK Influences on ‘British Blues Explosion Live’

Bonamassa, like many of us, was first introduced to the blues by these outstanding UK based musicians who took classic American roots music and turned it on its head.
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The Surprising Real Names of 30 Famous Blues Artists

We've gathered 30 blues men and women who go by different names than those they were born with. We're betting a few of them surprise you.

Creedence Clearwater Revival 50th Anniversary Kicks Off With First Ever Video for “Fortunate Son”

Beyond its anti-war sentiment, "Fortunate Son" is an anthem for the 99%ers. Creedence condensed a critique of elitism and class privilege into three simple, but powerfully defiant words: "It Ain’t Me."
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Bands You’ll Like: Phish

While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.
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The Keeshea Pratt Band Will Make You ‘Believe’

It's brand spanking new music with an ingenious old school feel. 'Believe' is musical craftsmanship taken to the nth degree.
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Boogie Kings Perform Two Special Shows of Boogie Stomp!

"This is American roots music, and it’s blues, boogie, jazz, swing, stride, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, all those things." - "Boogie" Bob Baldori
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The Delta Saints Deliver the Goods ‘Live From the AB’

The Delta Saints are a band with a big, eclectic sound that encompasses past, present, and future. They’re sonically rich but not dense, rooted in the roots but not cliched, and darkly bluesy without being overwrought.

12 Women Who Changed The Blues

Throughout history countless women have given the blues a unique stamp, and fought their way to the front of the testosterone saturated genre, oftentimes with little praise.
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WORLD PREMIERE Track From Bob Corritore & Friends “Willie Mae”

"Willie Mae" features the rich Mississippi vocals and guitar of Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry supported by Corritore's playful harmonica dance and the nimble drumming of Malachi Johnson.
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