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Long-Read Articles

These are articles over roughly 750-1000 words. People who want to invest some time in reading come to this section.

Tedeschi Trucks Band in Tall Clover

"I think the band is playing better than it ever has, and I feel like a lot of the songs we played on this last record are the best tunes we made and the most honest."

Little Walter, the Wild Harmonica Genius Who Changed the World and Died Tragically Young

As a harmonica player he was rhythmically freer, and a lot less unvarying than most blues harpists of his time. Little Walter stood out and made his way to the top, yet his musical triumphs couldn’t save him from himself.
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Bands You’ll Like: Phish

While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.

12 Women Who Changed The Blues

Throughout history countless women have given the blues a unique stamp, and fought their way to the front of the testosterone saturated genre, oftentimes with little praise.
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The Sheepdogs Are ‘Changing Colours’

The Sheepdogs cross a lot of lines, and in doing so open a lot of doors. And behind those doors is a great Canadian band that’s coming to your town to help you party down.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."

The 20 Best Lines In Songs

"I love the tip, I love the top, I love you better than a hog loves slop 'Cause you're a big legged woman, with a short short miniskirt..."
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Mike Zito: What’s New and What’s Next

We spoke about the music on 'First Class Life,' what being Rock Blues Artist of the year means to him, and what's next for Mike Zito.

Noel Webster: Restoring History, and Giving Chess Records a New Start – Part One

"We’ve already recorded albums that are going to be released very soon. The records are already done and in the can."
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Victor Wainwright: Pushing the Envelope With The Train

"When we go out and play this music live, people are just dancing. They’re smiling. Their hands are clapping and their arms are up. That’s our goal. That’s why we do what we do." - Victor Wainwright
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