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Allman Brothers Founding Member Butch Trucks Dead at 69

"Nobody is out there, picking up where the Allman Brothers left off. I decided that I would do that."

Gregg Allman Cancels Shows, Will Not Tour in 2017

"It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017."

Help Bring Howlin’ Wolf Documentary to Music Lovers Everywhere

Currently, an IndieGoGo campaign is underway and will be over March 31st. Berrett and company are looking to raise at least $10,000 by that time which would cover postproduction and other incidental costs.

Veteran Bluesmen Release New Album

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, TajMo marks the first proper collaboration between the two artists.

Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.

First Single Released From New Chuck Berry Album

Both Tom Morello, and Nathaniel Rateliff appear on album track "Big Boys," which Douglas Brinkley calls, "a guitar player’s national anthem" in his notes.

Paul Shaffer Releases ‘Most Dangerous’ Album

"Getting to record with a band which has played together for several decades was magical. We're so comfortable playing together, we finish each other's licks!"

The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.
Bessie Smith FEATURED

Who Killed Bessie Smith?

Bessie Smith is rumored to have died, after an automobile crash, at a local hospital in Clarksdale. Could she have been saved? What really happened that night on Highway 61 outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi

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....
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