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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.

Bernard Allison Gives Us Blues and Then Some

"I always tell people, 'I can not be my father, I can represent the Allison name the best I can.'”

Sexism in the Music Industry – Can This Still Be a Thing?

While sexism, on its face, may seem to affect up-and-coming artists more than those who are more established, nothing could be further from the truth.

Robert Gordon Captures Junior Kimbrough on ‘Memphis Rent Party’

"Tenants who needed to make rent would throw a party where they lived, pushing all the furniture back to allow more room for dancing..."

San Francisco’s Biscuits and Blues Serves Up Good Times

"I go to the IBC every year, and I look at the talent because I get to see them first-hand. Their desire to excel is what I’m looking for."

Valerie June Is Connected

Valerie June hears voices. Sometimes it’s a young female voice singing. Other times it’s a child’s voice....
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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.

Wayne Baker Brooks Does It All

"All these legends, we knew personally. They knew us. They’re gone now, so, somebody got to rise up."

Remembering Tom Petty

I lost someone whose music has been with me since I’ve been alive, who helped define the good times and who made the bad times endurable.

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.”
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