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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonard Cohen

The subject matter in Cohen's songs is often morose. In fact, it became somewhat of a trademark for his music.
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Moreland & Arbuckle Announce Break Up

Inspired by raw Delta, and Mississippi Hill Country blues, Moreland & Arbuckle brought fierce electric fury and unrelenting punk rock energy to their original songs.

25 Record Stores You Have To Shop

All of them are on this list for a reason, and that reason is to get folks to visit, and immerse themselves in a culture that was nearly dead, but has made a monumental comeback.

Famed Austin Drummer, Barry “Frosty” Smith Dead at 71

Frosty arrived in Austin in the early 1980s, and set about making himself a household name in the Live Music Capital of the World.

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.

WORLD PREMIERE – Smoking New Track From Janiva Magness, ‘I Can Tell’

Fans can pre-order 'Blue Again,' now, and Magness promises a "free surprise download," on the 18th, for all those who do so.

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.

Quick Chat and A Mad Soundcheck with Trenton Ayers

"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...

Eliza Neals Takes Listeners ‘10,000 Feet Below’ The Blues

Henry Stuckey may well have invented the "gothic" blues sound, but Skip James took it to the next level, Ledfoot gave it the name, and now, Neals has perfected it.

Language of the Blues: TRIM

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues....
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