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Dudley Taft – Live at Highway 99 DVD

I almost always hate it when any band does Led Zeppelin but throw that out the window, this is as good as it gets folks!
Rip Cat Records

Rip Cat Records Welcomes the New Year with The Blasters & Lots More

The Rip Cat Recordsslogan “Our Cats Rip!” is spot-on, especially now that the world-class roots-rock band The Blasters has joined the label.
The Wired Band

The WIRED! Band wins the International Blues Challenge

The WIRED! band has won the hugely prestigious International Blues Challenge this weekend, beating out over one hundred other acts representing nearly every state and over sixteen countries.

John Lee Hooker Announces 2012 Presidential Candidacy Bid

John Lee Hooker, the dynamic and immortal bluesman who continues to be one of the most influential figures in music, has announced his official independent candidacy for presidency in 2012.
International Blues Challenge FEATURED

International Blues Challenge Information

Find out the tentative times and dates for the International Blues Challenge.

ABS interview with the legendary Robert Cray

Robert Cray has continued to be one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music for decades. Cray helped to shape the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his...

Seattle-based blues guitarist/songwriter Dudley Taft signs deal with Germany's MIG records

Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Dudley Taft is pleased to announce a licensing deal with Manfred Schuetz's Made in Germany (MIG) record label.

"The Nightshift" Blues Radio Show Debuts Tonight!

David Samson is a 15 year veteran of the airwaves hosting a weekly Blues program called The Nightshift

Arhoolie Records' Roots Showing on 50th Birthday

Arhoolie Records & founder Chris Strachwitz celebrate 50 years of amazing blues from the legendary roots record label next week!
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