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Steve Dawson's "Rattlesnake Cage" Is Intimate and Hynotic

Steve Dawson's Rattlesnake Cage is a gift to the ears, and the soul as well. Stunning in it's immediacy and simplicity, the music awakens the spirit.

Louisiana's Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival Announces Lineup

The swampy, soulful, rollicking lineup for the third annual Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival has been announced!

Janiva Magness Announces New Album, "Original"

Blues Music Award-winning singer Janiva Magness has announced her latest project

Little G. Weevil Is "Moving"

Moving is masterful in its simplicity, and its immediacy. The music is uncluttered and striking; the impression it leaves the listener with is striking.

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey to Record on Chess Records

Wilko Johnson has confirmed details of his studio album with The Who singer Roger Daltrey.
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger and the Blues

No one would ever say Pete Seeger was a blues singer, or even close. And yet...

Taj Mahal’s Daughter, A Diva by Any Other Name

“I love you, daddy,” says Taj Mahal’s daughter, Deva Mahal. “I love you, baby,” he says back.

Eric Bibb Travels The "Jericho Road"

The 13 songs here clock in at 59 minutes and when the album is over, we are left wanting more. Bibb uses a whole host of musicians throughout the album, and the playing is consistently superb.
Vasti Jackson takes it to the crowd in Bogalusa.

Sleepy City Becomes a Music Hotspot for the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival

Not a lot happens in Bogalusa, Louisiana, but on Friday, that all changed with a hit festival featuring some of the best performers in the world!

Robert Santelli: Blues is the Great American Art Form

In anticipation of Robert's upcoming speech in Saint Louis for the National Blues Museum, we sat down to discuss his museum work, the influence (and lack of influence) the blues has had on popular music, his writing, and the special things that make music museums truly great.
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