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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.

The Gospel According to Reverend Peyton

The only thing, that can save blues in America, is blues artists making music that people want to listen to, and play.

IBC Winner Dawn Tyler Watson Changes The Game

Dawn Tyler Watson had three months to recuperate from her triple bypass before competing in this year's International Blues Challenge.

Southern Avenue Debuts Worldly Memphis Sound

"So we're collaborating a lot more now than when we first started. It's organic. It's normal for us. That's how it should be."

WORLD PREMIERE: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “One More Thing”

People talk about all the homeless people we have today. The one thing I know, in particular, especially in rural areas, is there are lot of people that are one catastrophe, one mistake, just one more thing from themselves being homeless.

The 10 Best Beards in the Blues

Here is our list of the 10 best beards in the blues.
Bobby Rush, photo by Kim WelshBobby Rush, photo by Kim Welsh

Let Grammy Winner Bobby Rush Ease On In

This is the wild world of a Mississippi-Born Icon who paved his own path on music's treacherous trail. Daddy told me on his dying bed Give up your heart but don't you lose your head You came...

Keeping the Wilson Pickett Legacy Alive

My dad was my alarm clock every morning. That’s what he did; he sang. You pouring cereal in the cereal bowl, he’d make a song out of it.

‘Sidemen: Long Road To Glory’ Tells an Inspirational and Important Tale

Theirs was the music behind the big names. Each, a master of his craft, influenced the world in such a way, that rock 'n' roll may well have been stillborn without them.

Beth Hart Is Getting Stronger Day By Day

She has the insight of Billie Holiday. Her voice has the power of Janis Joplin and the strength of Etta James. Her life has been hard from the start, but from an early age,...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny “Guitar” Watson

"They call Elvis the King; but the sure-enough King was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson." - Etta James
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