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Lil Howlin Wolf Diane Sanders Feature

Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf Dead at 87

Sanders played with the heaviest of hitters during his time in Chicago. Besides Howlin' Wolf, he also accompanied artists that included Jimmy Reed, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Magic Sam, Little Junior Parker, BB King, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, to name just a few.
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Blues Foundation Board of Directors Seeks Nominees for At-Large Positions

The nomination process is now open and concludes on July 3rd, 2018. All newly elected board members will be expected to serve a three year term, beginning on October 1st, 2018.
BobandArthurBoogieStompPressPhoto Feature

Boogie Kings Perform Two Special Shows of Boogie Stomp!

"This is American roots music, and it’s blues, boogie, jazz, swing, stride, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, all those things." - "Boogie" Bob Baldori
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Matt “Guitar” Murphy Dead at 88

One of the greatest sidemen in the history of blues music, Matt "Guitar" Murphy died last night. He was 88.
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Eddy Clearwater to be Honored During Chicago Blues Festival

"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
Blues Today Symposium 2018

Blues Today Symposium at Buddy Guy’s Legends June 7th

As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.
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Blind Boys of Alabama Founding Member Clarence Fountain Dead at 88

With Fountain at the helm, the Blind Boys rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacles of musical achievement.
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Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.

John Mayall Cancels Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”

Southern Avenue’s Ori Naftaly Has Gear Stolen From His Home

Stolen items include a 2013 Les Paul Gold Top, Naftaly's infamous 2001 Fender Stratocaster covered with stickers, a 2014 Squier Telecaster Blonde and more.
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