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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.

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,...

Warren Haynes Celebrates “The Last Waltz 40 Tour” and More

"Well, blues is pretty much a part of everything that I do. ...That music is in my heart, and always will be."

Eve Monsees Carries the Torch for Austin

"The new club is great. They’ve really worked hard to put together something that honors the tradition of Antone’s and why it was started."

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.

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.

R&B Hall of Fame Looking For a Home in Detroit

Robinson believes Detroit is one of the music capitals of the world and that bringing the Hall of Fame to the city could cement that status.

Gregg Allman; A Blues Scholar With A Lifetime of Rock Royalty

Gregg Allman talks about the upcoming movie on his life, wanting a Blues Music Award, lovingly discusses his many blues influences, and why vinyl is making us lazy!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keith Richards

On Sunday, December 18th, Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards, will turn 73 years young.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Henry Gray

Gray will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, on May 11th, in Memphis.
Treme House... not of the Rising Sun

A Brief History of the “House of the Rising Sun”

The House of the Rising Sun may evoke memories of The Animals, but the song has a hidden & shockingly broad history, spanning every folk-inspired corner of the U.S. & dating back nearly 100 years.
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