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Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins Honored with NEA National Heritage Fellowship

Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”
John Primer at the Blues Music Award-winning Chan's Eggrolls and Jazz in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

John Primer Brings Taste of Chicago to Chan's Eggrolls and Jazz

When it comes to Mississippi-born bluesmen who plied their trade in Chicago when blues was still king, there aren't many left in 2013. "If you didn't have a good time tonight it's your own damn fault!"

BREAKING: 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards WINNERS

Internationally renowned Canadian blues artists from Coast-to-Coast were honored by their peers at the 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards...
International Blues Challenge 2014 Schedule FEATURED

IBC Live: Saturday Schedule

Saturday is the day of the IBC Finals at the grand Orpheum Theater, where the best-of-the-best that have secured a place above over 200 bands to be one of a small, elite group of musicians to compete for the top prizes.

IBC 2017 Schedule: Tuesday, January 31st

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) officially opens at the Clayborn Temple, a key site in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke.

Heavy Hitters Headline 7th Annual Simi Valley Blues Festival

A Full Day Of Blues Music And Family Enjoyment At The Scenic Hummingbird Nest Ranch In Simi Valley; Benefits American Diabetes Association & Local Charities
Linwwod Taylor (Photo Joel Kinison)

The Perfect Cure for Cabin Fever: Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music

This February 26 – 28, 2016, Lancaster, Pennsylvania welcomes over 60 local and national artists for Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music!!
Enrico Crevellaro and David Rotundo (Photo: Marcus Darwell)

Day 2: Tremblant International Blues Festival

Day 2 at Mount Tremblant brought Super Chikan, Enrico Crivellaro, Richard Carr, Debbie Davies, Anthony Gomes and more! Read all about it!

The Stones Aren’t Old, They’re Just Older

Blues is an old man’s game. Rock and roll is about youthful aggression. The Rolling Stones, now all in their early to mid-70s, don’t play by either genre’s rules, but meet the two in the middle.

Remembering Butch Trucks

The huge void left by the tragedy of Duane’s passing would also have a profound influence Trucks' career. He ensured that Duane's sound and intent lived on in his Freight Train performances.
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