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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.

robert-finley-2017 Alysse Gafkjen

Robert Finley is a Man on a Blues Mission

"Sometimes you gotta just claim things. If it doesn't go platinum, it won't ever be said that it was because we weren't out there trying."

Bobby Rush On Fighting Cancer, His Music, Buddy Guy and More

"It’s a great thing to still be around and enjoy life, and talk about it in the morning. That’s all that matters to me."

Adrian Vandenberg Loves Music and Making Quality Records

"The business has changed dramatically in the last few years. The thing is for me, I’ve always gone against the wind. I’m in it for the music."

Debra Devi: A ‘Wild Little Girl’ In a Man’s World

"With this record, I'd like to kick that door down, and encourage women in particular to express themselves and stay in touch with that part of themselves."
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.

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."

John Lee Hooker ‘King of The Boogie’ Boxed Set Is Satisfying Tribute

Even at 100 tracks, 'King of the Boogie' only represents a cross-section of John Lee's work, but what a marvelous cross section it is!
Tommy Castro Peggy DeRose

Tommy Castro From His ‘Stompin’ Ground’ To 21st Century Tech

"I was thinking back to when I was growing up in my hometown and all the things that influenced me musically over the years."

Tinsley Ellis Returns to Alligator Records

"When it comes to record labels for an act like me, there’s Alligator Records, and then there’s all the rest. And I found that out the hard way."

Wayne Baker Brooks Does It All

"All these legends, we knew personally. They knew us. They’re gone now, so, somebody got to rise up."
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