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Top Five Best Blues Festivals in California

The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Kansas Blues Festivals with the best live music and more!

34th IBC Kicks Off January 16th

At IBC there are always opportunities for growth with an abundance of workshops. This year, musicians can learn with Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Doug MacLeod, and more!
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2018 Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

This year, two additional award categories were added, bringing the total to 26. The two new categories are Instrumentalist - Vocals, and Rock Blues Artist.
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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.'
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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.

Blues Legend Robert Bilbo Walker Dead at 80

Robert "Bilbo" Walker will be remembered as a true Delta bluesman, bringing the traditions and the music that is the blues to fans old and new...

10 Songs About Rain

We cast a wide net and gathered ten different "Rain" songs from across a range of styles and genres. So, without further ado, we present our choices.
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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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Blue Thumb Records “All Day Thumbsucker Revisited”

For ten years, Blue Thumb Records was one of music's most adventurous and imaginative record labels.
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Tommy Castro From His ‘Stompin’ Ground’ To 21st Century Tech

"I was thinking back to when I was growing up in my hometown and all the things that influenced me musically over the years."
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