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John Hahn and Shemekia Copeland in Paris FEATURED

John Hahn May Know Shemekia Better Than She Knows Herself

Editor’s Note: This is an incredibly special part of “dual articles” about the dynamic Shemekia Copeland and her long time manager and songwriter, John Hahn!

Marcus King Band Lights Up Legends

  Chicago, IL - Buddy Guy's Legends wasn't packed to the rafters, but for a Wednesday night, it wasn't a bad crowd; not at all. This night was a wee bit special to the assembled...

Alastair Greene’s ‘Dream Train’ Is Great Ride

'Dream Train' is Greene's invitation to come and celebrate his music.

Artists Announced For 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.

UK’s Redfish Bare Their Souls On Sensational New Release

It is the chemistry between all five highly talented musicians which is what makes them special.
Eric and Jimi Feature

When Eric Clapton Met Jimi Hendrix and the Gift That Was Never Received

The British blues rock wave of the 60s and 70s would have been much different if Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix had never met.

Janiva Magness Adds a New Chapter to Her Acclaimed Career With Her Memoir ‘Weeds...

In addition to the publication of 'Weeds Like Us,' she will be releasing her 15th album, 'Change In The Weather,' on September 13 with Blue E´lan Records.

The Soul of John Black Brings Songs of Truth

"Look man, I don't want you to do what I do. I want you to go out and be somebody. Don't be me. Go out and do something."

Delbert McClinton – Not His First Time Around

Bottom line? Delbert McClinton has always made great music. And he still does.

TBT – ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967’ Volumes 1 and 2

Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
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