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Lee Pons, A good friend of American Blues Scene, who we’ve interviewed last month, just came by and gave us (and all of you!) an early Christmas present! He sat down the other night and pounded out eleven traditional Christmas tracks on his piano, with a blues twist!

Lately you might have noticed we have been posting a fair amount of videos by popular artists playing or singing the blues. The latest is from Adam Lambert and he is singing a very powerful version of “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

On the heels of achieving its all-time high membership (quickly approaching 4,000 total), The Blues Foundation will honor 21 individuals and organizations with its 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Award during a recognition brunch on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee.

This is a big week for Arkansas Blues, with the King Biscuit Festival rapidly approaching, and blues fans from all over the world converging on little Helena, Arkansas!