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Paul Loren’s Birthday Gift to Billy Joel “Tell Her About It”

“Billy Joel was one of my earliest influences... With my cover, I wanted to capture that 60’s Motown sound and send Billy straight to Hitsville USA!" - Paul Loren
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Kingston Mines Owner “Doc” Pellegrino Dead at 92

"If you're not having fun, you're not at Kingston Mines." - Lenin "Doc" Pellegrino
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James Brown Drummer John “Jabo” Starks Dead at 79

Before joining James Brown's band in 1965, Jabo had played with artists that included Howlin' Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, and Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Delmark Records Founder Bob Koester Sells Label

Today an institution beloved by three generations of fans and having influenced equally as many blues and jazz musicians welcomes new owners.

Gibson Guitar Maker Files for Bankruptcy – Will Work Turnaround Plan

"We are grateful for the continued support from our employees, customers, dealers, partners and suppliers as we move through the restructuring process."
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What is ZZ Top’s “La Grange” About? And the Story Behind 9 Other ZZ...

The song "La Grange," drew worldwide attention to the town of La Grange, Texas, or more to the point, one of its attractions.

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper Team Up for a Summer Tour

"Everybody in the business or a musician worth a damn knows who Steve Cropper is and knows his history."
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Charles “Charlie the Horn Man” Neville Dead at 79

His jazz-influenced sax and adherence to various Eastern philosophies, were binding forces that garnered the Neville Brothers the love of their city, as well as a permanent closing spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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World Premiere Video: Greyhounds “No Other Woman”

The video stars Bobby Perkins (the most interesting man around town), and several Austin, Texas "couples" amid the muraled city-scape. Rollicking and humorous, this Greyhounds song and accompanying video will be the best part of your day!
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Rich Sherman Gives Us the Lowdown on the Doheny Blues Festival

To the blues community - we're looking forward to this year's Doheny Blues Festival, as well as the future of the event. We're very thankful for twenty years of support, but need the fans to come out, especially this year.
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