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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.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Howlin’ Wolf

"Don't never take and try to change a musician when he does something. Let him play the chords the way he feel."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Ana Popovic Feature

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ana Popovic

Each record she makes talks specifically about a moment in her life.

For Southside Johnny It’s All About the Fans and the Music

Yeah, and when you’re on stage, anything can happen. You’re kind of in control, but, not really. You just kind of carry it along with the night.

Samantha Fish Grows with New Skills and a Fresh New Sound

"You have to put your own spin on it. You have to find a voice... You have to find a way to be heard and you have to have something to say."

ZZ Top Has Legs and They Know How to Use Them

These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.

Dr. Marie Trout on Her New Book, ‘The Blues – Why It Hurts So...

"One of the most moving things for me doing this work was to unpack the therapeutic effect of this music, and how it helps us find peace..."

Heather Gillis Is Going Back to the Future

"I saw a movie called It Might Get Loud... I saw that, and I saw Jack White in it. I went down that rabbit hole for a while and dove into what he was doing. And he was really into Robert Johnson."

Ten Young Stars in the Galaxy of Blues, Roots, & Soul

There are genres in which an artist must rely less on production wizardry, and more on natural-born talent, and dedication to craft.

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.
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