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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 Magic Sam

Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. John

Facts about New Orleans Piano Player Dr. John, born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., Dr John is a singer, songwriter, actor, piano player and guitarist, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hubert Sumlin

November 16th, marks what would have been Hubert Sumlin's 85th birthday. To celebrate, we offer 10 things you didn't know about the Chicago blues guitar great.

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."

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.

Odds Lane Spends a ‘Last Night on Cherokee’

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

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'."

Big Easy Blues – Five Must See Venues in New Orleans

Part of the adventure is finding your own golden musical nuggets in this great city.

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.
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