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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.

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!
Brown Eyed Girl Sleeve

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.
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.

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.

Jack Tempchin Writes The Songs That We Sing

"We had this process that Glenn named “El Blurto.” We’d get to feelin’ good, and then we’d be playing, turn on the cassette recorder and just start making stuff up."

Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."

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."

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

Keeping Live Music Alive at the Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018

The Florida Jazz and Blues Jam is an intimate, one-day event. But with six headlining acts, it packs a big punch.

Australian Wave Washes Over America with New Blues

What makes this wave of Australian artists exciting and viable to American audiences is their unique take on the blues, and the clarity of their vision.
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