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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.

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..."

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.

Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins Honored with NEA National Heritage Fellowship

Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”
Walter Trout Promotional Photo Austin Hargrave

Walter Trout – Forty Years a Bluesman

"It's all I ever wanted to do, and I'm going to keep doing it until I can't do it anymore."

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."

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.

Ben Harper Is in a Good Place

"When blues is doing what it's supposed to be doing, you wanna say 'Amen!' after it. It has a way of grabbing you by the chest and shaking the nonsense out of you."
The-Sheepdogs photo courtesy of the artist

The Sheepdogs Are ‘Changing Colours’

The Sheepdogs cross a lot of lines, and in doing so open a lot of doors. And behind those doors is a great Canadian band that’s coming to your town to help you party down.

A Day in the Life of Buddy Guy’s Guitar Tech – Part Two

Buddy has dedicated his recent years to giving back to the blues and keeping the genre alive, something he promised the late Muddy Waters he would do.
Classic photo of Leonard Cohen from the artist's website

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonard Cohen

The subject matter in Cohen's songs is often morose. In fact, it became somewhat of a trademark for his music.
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