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Windy City Blues Soc Street Stage FEATURED

The Windy City Gears Up For The Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival is coming up in less than a month. One of the most popular festivals in the world, this year's event will be filled with larger than life blues on five stages.
Tas Cru - Tired of Bluesmen Cryin'

Interview with Slide Bluesman Tas Cru

Check out this great interview with New York bluesman Tas Cru as he talks about his latest album, his great work with blues outreach in schools, and his famous annual Rum Boogie jam!
Elvis Presley FEATURED

Elvis Presley – A Man That Simply Wanted to Play The Blues

34 years ago today, Elvis Presley passed away at merely 42. He was, in effect, the country's first great rock star. But before that, he was a young man from the Mississippi Delta that just wanted to play blues.

Language of the Blues: CROSS

Another scary word from hoodoo folklore, discover what "Cross" means in blues significance as sung by Ma Rainey and Sleepy John Estes!

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Jimmy Rogers

CC Rider Venerates Jimmy Rogers, one of THE legendary Head Cutters, a "band" who's other two members were Muddy Waters and Little Walter
Woodstock Experience 2019 Feature

Kenn Moutenot of Saloon Studios Live to Bring “Woodstock Experience” to Central Florida

Promoter Kenn Moutenot of Saloon Studios Live is laying claim to what will be Woodstock South, with the greatest number of original Woodstock artists of any festival.
Chicago Bob Nelson

"Chicago" Bob Nelson passes away at 78

Chicago Bob Nelson, harmonica player and singer who was known for amalgamating Louisiana and Chicago blues styles has passed away.
Boss Fender Reverb Pedal

Blues Tools – Reverb, Part 2: From Big Hall to Little Box

How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?

Supersonic Blues Machine Stand Tall on "West of Flushing South of Frisco"

"West of Flushing South of Frisco" is a keeper. This is definitely one to check out soon. Turn the sound up, and jump in with both feet. It's everything blues rock should be.
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - The Big Payback

Horns & Funk — The Big Payback from Big James & the Chicago Playboys

The Big Payback, due out tomorrow through Blind Pig, is a full helping of horn-driven funk, soul and blues.
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