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Soul Luminary Leon Ware Dead At 77

His enormous, yet sadly unheralded contributions to the fabric of soul music will be dearly missed.

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.

John Lee Hooker Centennial Brings New Album

Electrifying the Delta blues he learned in his youth, Hooker developed a driving boogie beat that forever changed the game.

Language of the Blues: TOBY

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...

Memphis Soul Survivor Don Bryant Returns At 74

Recorded in honor of his wife of 43 years, soul legend Ann Peebles, the collection is Bryant's first release in decades.

Mavis Staples, Willie Johnson, Magic Slim Among 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

House, who did preach in church at times, also sang of the hypocrisy he saw in religion with lyrics such as "I'm gonna be a Baptist preacher and I sure won’t have to work."

‘Sun Records’ Series Premiere Set for CMT Network

There are also inklings of a new genre of music in its infancy, just barely peering over the railing of its crib; "Rock and Roll."

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival Headliners Include Yardbirds, Robby Krieger

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The 28th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will celebrate great music again this Memorial Day weekend. The event takes place Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th,...

The Rhythm Room Hosts Star-Studded Event for The HART Fund

The evening was a great success, raising $10,000, which included a guitar signed by Bobby Rush, and the winner's photo with him.

Keb’ Mo’ Expands Acting Credits With Appearance in Hallmark Series

The film weaves together themes from several Keb' Mo' songs into a beautiful story of love, and loss.
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