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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.

For Southside Johnny It’s All About the Fans and the Music

Yeah, and when you’re on stage, anything can happen. You’re kind of in control, but, not really. You just kind of carry it along with the night.
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Let Grammy Winner Bobby Rush Ease On In

This is the wild world of a Mississippi-Born Icon who paved his own path on music's treacherous trail. Daddy told me on his dying bed Give up your heart but don't you lose your head You came...

Keeping the Wilson Pickett Legacy Alive

My dad was my alarm clock every morning. That’s what he did; he sang. You pouring cereal in the cereal bowl, he’d make a song out of it.

‘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.

Remembering Butch Trucks

The huge void left by the tragedy of Duane’s passing would also have a profound influence Trucks' career. He ensured that Duane's sound and intent lived on in his Freight Train performances.

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,...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny “Guitar” Watson

"They call Elvis the King; but the sure-enough King was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson." - Etta James

Ten Young Stars in the Galaxy of Blues, Roots, & Soul

There are genres in which an artist must rely less on production wizardry, and more on natural-born talent, and dedication to craft.

Dr. Marie Trout on Her New Book, ‘The Blues – Why It Hurts So...

"One of the most moving things for me doing this work was to unpack the therapeutic effect of this music, and how it helps us find peace..."

Butch Trucks Proud of Allman Brothers Legacy and His Freight Train

"Duane never once, I never recall him, not one time, trying to tell anybody what to play."
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