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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."
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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.

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..."

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."

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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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.

Black Stone Cherry’s Fertile ‘Family Tree’

“The most important thing I learned from my dad was – he told me, ‘I don’t care how much money you make or how important you become, always treat everybody with the same respect.’"

Warren Haynes Talks About Tom Petty, Marcus King, Neil Young, and “Naked Guy”

"We thrive on the energy coming from the crowd so the different energy coming from the audience makes us play differently, makes us respond to each other differently..."

Book Excerpt: A Selection From Twist Turner Autobiography ‘Blues With a Twist’

"You wouldn’t find this place on any blues tourist map. The white musicians on the Northside largely had no idea it existed, or if they did, they didn’t really understand what was going on there. This place should have been a national treasure!"
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