Ranking among the IBC’s marquee offerings is the Keynote Panel “Blues as Healer” on February 3. The panel will look at the restorative power that music, especially blues music, can hold.
60 years ago today, Bo Diddley made history on The Ed Sullivan Show -- and was promptly banned for life. See why in 21 things you didn't know about Bo Diddley (and one you definitely didn't know about Marvin Gaye too!)
"The musicians that I surround myself with are musicians that I trust. They’re good, they’re fantastic, and they are all craft; all of them. That means that I can tap their strengths."
The blues to me is summed up in Snake Farm. I can’t describe it. You just have to listen to it, and hopefully feel something.
Perhaps the biggest reason Sticky Fingers has not only endured, but achieved almost mythic status is the overall quality of the work, and the emotional responses it entices from listeners even today. This music hasn't lost a step, and continues to speak to the human spirit and psyche.
The quartet honors blues traditions, while etching their stamp on the genre in blood.