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Monterey Pop Festival 50th Anniversary Lineup Announced

"The Monterey International Pop Festival cannot be duplicated but can be celebrated, and will be, by the performers and the attendees at the 50th Anniversary festival." - Lou Adler

Linda Hopkins Dead at 92

In her nearly 70 year career, she traveled the world, performed on stage, in films, and television, and released 5 albums of blues and gospel music, not including the many singles she released in the 50s and 60s. She will be dearly missed.

‘Bonafide’ by Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Is Great Blues

We think she does a magnificent job of integrating with the deep rich sounds behind her.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny “Guitar” Watson

"They call Elvis the King; but the sure-enough King was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson." - Etta James

Walter Trout: A “Grim” Fairy Tale with a Happy Ending

His life story reads like the blues version of a Grimm fairy tale...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About JJ Cale

One of the most reclusive, laid-back artists in the history of blues, rock, Americana, and red dirt country, would have been 78 years old on December 5th.

59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Best Music Video category include the very soulful Leon Bridges for his "River" video.

TBT – Dr. John’s ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ Is a Harvest of Wonder

His early performances are the stuff of myth and legend, and just dropping a needle on one of his exceptional albums will ignite the passions gathered in any given space.

BREAKING – Leonard Cohen Dead at 82

Leonard Cohen, beloved poet, author, composer and singer has died. Cohen was 82 years old.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Young

On November 12th, Neil Young will celebrate his 71st birthday.
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