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Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

Walter Trout's 'ALIVE In Amsterdam' Sets a New Standard

As we all know, Walter Trout is back with a vengeance. He is playing with passion and ferocity, performing like he has a new lease on life, because in fact, he does.

Magic Sam's West Side Soul is Literally Blues at it's Best

Delmark Records' recent reissue of Magic Sam's "West Side Soul" is a great new remastering of a classic album that has been widely regarded as one of the best blues albums of all time.

Austin Texas’ Nakia is a ‘Blues Grifter’

What Nakia has done is more borrowed than stolen. He took classic blues and soul songs, redefined them in his own unique and powerful way, and gifted them back to us as something fresh and new.
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39th Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

This year, there will be 13 illustrious honorees, representing all five of the Hall of Fame’s categories.

This Week in Blues Past: Junior Wells, Otis Redding & Sam Cooke, Charley Patton…

This week in blues features a hard, hard week for soul music, a busy day for Jimi Hendrix, a powerful recording session with Sonny Boy Williamson, as well as Walter Horton and Junior Wells milestones, among others! Read on!

The Killer Blues Headstone Project: Righting Historical Wrongs One Grave At A Time

It was 1997 when Steve Salter, the owner of a CD distribution business, traveled to Jazzfest. Along the way, he decided to stop and pay his respects to Blues artists that he never got to see in person. What he found would shock him into action.

King Biscuit Blues Festival ‘Call and Response, The Blues Symposium’

King Biscuit Blues Festival "Call and Response, The Blues Symposium" returns to Helena, Arkansas

Bass Virtuoso Noel Neal Has Died

In a statement on his Facebook page, Noel's brother Kenny Neal posted, "It breaks my heart to tell you that my brother Noel Neal has passed..."

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.
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