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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.

Tommy Conwell Promotional Photo Spotify

Brant Buckley Interviews Blues Rocker Tommy Conwell

"As I get older, I am interested in authenticity. I want to see how close to the bone I can get. I want to see how real to the heart I can get. I want to see how real of a song I can write. I am still chasing that." Tommy Conwell

Black Stone Cherry’s Fertile ‘Family Tree’

“The most important thing I learned from my dad was – he told me, ‘I don’t care how much money you make or how important you become, always treat everybody with the same respect.’"

Warren Haynes Talks About Tom Petty, Marcus King, Neil Young, and “Naked Guy”

"We thrive on the energy coming from the crowd so the different energy coming from the audience makes us play differently, makes us respond to each other differently..."

Book Excerpt: A Selection From Twist Turner Autobiography ‘Blues With a Twist’

"You wouldn’t find this place on any blues tourist map. The white musicians on the Northside largely had no idea it existed, or if they did, they didn’t really understand what was going on there. This place should have been a national treasure!"
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.'”
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