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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Guy Davis

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile’s C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the...

Ronnie Earl Buries Darkness with Light

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl were friends before Stevie became famous. The well-known bluesman has had a long and winding career, filled with highs and lows -- but no devil's music.
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"Stronger For It" by Janiva Magness is the Gospel of the Blues

In a word, her new album is "Gospel" -- The gospel of the formidable blueswoman, the gospel music that seeps it's way into nearly every track, the gospel of unmistakably moving vocals.

WORLD PREMIERE Video From Ronnie Baker Brooks

Second generation Chicago artist, Ronnie Baker Brooks, was only nine years old when he first appeared on stage with his famous father, Lonnie. That was 1976. Now 49 years old, Brooks will drop his...

Legendary Woodstock Musician Richie Havens Passes Away at 72

Legendary Musician Richie Havens, best known for his intense rhythmic guitar, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, has passed away. He was 72

Hugh Laurie Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

"I've been incredibly lucky. I'm going to bask in this extraordinary honor and my extraordinary good luck and I'll set to work first thing tomorrow on the global unfairness problem."

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.
Mighty Sam McClain performing his hit "Too Much Jesus Not Enough Whiskey"

Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

Sam declared that “to me, making music is all about freedom. I believe I have a gift from God and I’ve worked hard all my life to pursue my own vision of it...

Gina Sicilia Launches KickStarter Campaign to Fund Fourth Studio Release

Gina Sicilia takes the next step on her musical journey by launching a KickStarter campaign, funding the completion of her fourth studio album, one that was started in 2009 with the help of Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt.

TBT – Joe Cocker’s Thrown Together Epiphany, ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’

In 1970 Cocker was given only nine days to put together a band for his upcoming tour. Up against the wall and without a band, he turned to his friend Leon Russell for help.
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