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Famed Austin Drummer, Barry “Frosty” Smith Dead at 71

Frosty arrived in Austin in the early 1980s, and set about making himself a household name in the Live Music Capital of the World.

Linda Hopkins Dead at 92

In her nearly 70 year career, she traveled the world, performed on stage, in films, and television, and released 5 albums of blues and gospel music, not including the many singles she released in the 50s and 60s. She will be dearly missed.

Language of the Blues: TRIM

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues....
Bobby Rush, photo by Kim WelshBobby Rush, photo by Kim Welsh

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...

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement Plans

Her decision comes as her grandchildren are growing up, and she intends to spend more time with them before they leave for college.

Language of the Blues: TERRAPLANE

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues. Grab...

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Concert Film and Live Album

The project was filmed and recorded in a single night, September 9th, 2016, at Oakland, California's gorgeous Fox Theater.

Language of the Blues: SWEETBACK PAPA

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues. Grab...

Title Track from Quinn Sullivan’s ‘Midnight Highway’ Released

Here is this fresh-out-of-the-box title track for your blues enjoyment.

Australian Wave Washes Over America with New Blues

What makes this wave of Australian artists exciting and viable to American audiences is their unique take on the blues, and the clarity of their vision.
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