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Articles, content and posts that are hand-picked by Blues Scene's editorial staff.

Bobby Rush, photo by Kim WelshBobby Rush, photo by Kim Welsh

Let Grammy Winner Bobby Rush Ease On In

This is the wild world of a Mississippi-Born Icon who paved his own path on music's treacherous trail. Daddy told me on his dying bed Give up your heart but don't you lose your head You came...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...

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

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

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

Larry McCray Is Colorful and Colorblind

“You don’t see any black people playing country, and there’s been only one black rock and roll band in my lifetime, and that’s Living Color.”

Keeping the Mississippi Blues Legacy Alive and Relevant

"We have to make the area and our culture, and our history relevant to young people. It has to tie into current day amenities in some form or fashion."

Blues From The Top Festival Is a Labor of Love

"The blues festival is a blues family that includes the fans that have come together with all of us, partnering to make it a success."
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BREAKING: Tom Petty Dead at 66

During his tenure with the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo performer, Petty was nominated for 18 GRAMMY® Awards, of which he won 3.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder, Paul O’Neill Dead at 61

The music which Paul O'Neill wrote, composed, produced, and performed, has brought joy to the hearts of millions, the world over.
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Who Was Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”?

Whoever she is, she takes us back, time and again, to a happier time in our own lives. For that we'll be ever thankful to Sir George Ivan Morrison.
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