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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.

Bruce Katz Talks Blues, Jazz, and Great Mentors

"I knew Butch for a long time, and he was a friend of mine. It’s heartbreakingly sad man. He was the most dedicated musician I’ve ever seen. As far as the music, he wouldn’t compromise anything."

Heather Gillis Is Going Back to the Future

"I saw a movie called It Might Get Loud... I saw that, and I saw Jack White in it. I went down that rabbit hole for a while and dove into what he was doing. And he was really into Robert Johnson."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Henry Gray

Gray will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, on May 11th, in Memphis.

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."

Quinn Sullivan Grows a Little More Every Day

"I got to play Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden with Buddy Guy."

ZZ Top Has Legs and They Know How to Use Them

These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.

The Gospel According to Reverend Peyton

The only thing, that can save blues in America, is blues artists making music that people want to listen to, and play.

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.

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."

WORLD PREMIERE: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “One More Thing”

People talk about all the homeless people we have today. The one thing I know, in particular, especially in rural areas, is there are lot of people that are one catastrophe, one mistake, just one more thing from themselves being homeless.
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