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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.

Bob Margolin Raises the Ghost of Muddy Waters in the Last Waltz 40 Years...

Margolin is currently on tour with The Last Waltz 40, a celebration of the original concert billed as The Band's last performance.

Walter Trout: A “Grim” Fairy Tale with a Happy Ending

His life story reads like the blues version of a Grimm fairy tale...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Howlin’ Wolf

"Don't never take and try to change a musician when he does something. Let him play the chords the way he feel."

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 Keith Richards

On Sunday, December 18th, Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards, will turn 73 years young.

Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About JJ Cale

One of the most reclusive, laid-back artists in the history of blues, rock, Americana, and red dirt country, would have been 78 years old on December 5th.

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.
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