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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.

Summer of the Terraplane Blues

Author Greg Yawman Takes Us to ‘The Summer of the Terraplane Blues’

'The Summer of the Terraplane Blues,' devoted to the life, myth and music of Robert Johnson, creates a living blues musician.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival Founder Chuck Ross Reveals Why It’s So Special

"I believe that the lineup we have this year is probably one of the strongest, if not the best, that we’ve ever produced in our past 24 years."

Lance Lopez Makes The Most of New Beginnings

"An old man was sitting on the front porch with a straw hat and an acoustic, and he was playing slide and singing. I went 'Oh my God, what is that?' My dad was like, 'That’s the blues.'"

Mud Morganfield Honors the Past and Chases the Future

"Well man, I spent over half my life in the streets of Chicago. So, I’ve seen plenty of blues, and I’ve had plenty of blues."

Ben Harper Is in a Good Place

"When blues is doing what it's supposed to be doing, you wanna say 'Amen!' after it. It has a way of grabbing you by the chest and shaking the nonsense out of you."

Bernard Allison Gives Us Blues and Then Some

"I always tell people, 'I can not be my father, I can represent the Allison name the best I can.'”

Sexism in the Music Industry – Can This Still Be a Thing?

While sexism, on its face, may seem to affect up-and-coming artists more than those who are more established, nothing could be further from the truth.
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20 Questions With Andrew McGibbon, Jr. of The Bonnevilles

"Then I heard RL Burnside's 'A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey' album which is pretty much my favourite record of all time. It literally changed my life." - Andrew McGibbon, Jr.

Robert Gordon Captures Junior Kimbrough on ‘Memphis Rent Party’

"Tenants who needed to make rent would throw a party where they lived, pushing all the furniture back to allow more room for dancing..."

San Francisco’s Biscuits and Blues Serves Up Good Times

"I go to the IBC every year, and I look at the talent because I get to see them first-hand. Their desire to excel is what I’m looking for."
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