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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.

Odds Lane Spends a ‘Last Night on Cherokee’

"The music that we make, that's honest. That's us. Its what we do."

John Németh is the Soul of the Blues

To not see his live performance would be cheating yourself of the opportunity to hear today's soul of the blues.

John Anderson and Sam Lay Discuss ‘Sam Lay In Bluesland’

"Well, you know a Sam Lay track when you hear it, man. Listen to those 40-some Chess tracks and, you know, you can tell which ones Sam’s on."

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Berry

John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

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."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Nelson

With over six decades in the music business, Willie Nelson has surely touched the lives of nearly everyone who listens to music.

‘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.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mavis Staples

"I feel if you don’t go out there, if you don’t mingle among the people, how are you going to know what they need to know, and hear what they need to hear? That’s the good part. That’s the best part. Just treat everyone right."

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.”

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,...
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