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The Language of the Blues: "BOTTLENECK"

Although early slide guitar players used knives and bones as slides, blues guitarists soon broke the necks off of bottles for slides. Read all about the guitar slide and it's incredible place in history!!
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Hippie icon Ravi Shankar dies at age 92

Ravi Shankar, the sitar playing virtuoso who became a musical icon of the 1960s after hanging out with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences while playing for eight decades has died. He was 92.

United by Music: Where “Historically Chanceless” play the Blues

Blues music has always been about transcendence, and a relatively new organization is helping people with intellectual disabilities use their natural talents to shine under the spotlight of the blues.
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Legendary Blues bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn passes away in Tokyo

Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player and songwriter and a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has passed away.

Big Joe Stomp Box Company: Quality Builds That Honor Blues Traditions

Enter the Big Joe Stomp Box Company. Born and built from original designs in the United States, these boxes ooze quality from every pore

Bass Legend Preston Hubbard Has Passed at 63

He lent his incredible bass lines to a multitude of artist's including Bonnie Raitt's, The Vaughan Brothers, Duke Robillard, Etta James, Professor Longhair, Albert King, Albert Collins, Nick Curran, The Blues Brothers and played with Tinsley Ellis in the Alley Cats.

Juke Joint Festival — Interview with Low Society

We got a chance to visit Sturgis and Mandy from Low Society Band, the blues band with a great name who's definitely not your grandpa's blues music!

Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival Announces Lineup

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation announced today the six master guitarists who will be attending the fifth annual Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival as Artists in Residence!
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Hugh Laurie's bandmate, Gaby Moreno wins Latin Grammy for Best New Artist

The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were held yetserday at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and Latin Blues singer Gaby Moreno came up big.

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on ‘Chicago Plays the Stones’

“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs..."
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