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Here Are Your 2018 Blues Music Award Winners

Nominees, presenters, and performing artists gather to recognize the year's best. 135 nominees in 26 categories share one thing - their love of blues music.
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Paul Loren’s Birthday Gift to Billy Joel “Tell Her About It”

“Billy Joel was one of my earliest influences... With my cover, I wanted to capture that 60’s Motown sound and send Billy straight to Hitsville USA!" - Paul Loren

The Teskey Brothers Love Their Blues

"We’ve always believed that less is more, and that’s the way we record as well, very simplistically; we don’t overdo things."

Blues Music Week 2018 Will Be Like No Other

Blues Hall of Fame inductions, free medical screenings, meet-and-greets with art shows, fundraisers, and of course the Blues Music Awards themselves make for an event filled week!

Robert Cray to Headline the Russian River Blues Festival

This year's exciting lineup is led by five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Robert Cray and his band, Hi Rhythm.

Delmark Records Founder Bob Koester Sells Label

Today an institution beloved by three generations of fans and having influenced equally as many blues and jazz musicians welcomes new owners.

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper Team Up for a Summer Tour

"Everybody in the business or a musician worth a damn knows who Steve Cropper is and knows his history."
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Charles “Charlie the Horn Man” Neville Dead at 79

His jazz-influenced sax and adherence to various Eastern philosophies, were binding forces that garnered the Neville Brothers the love of their city, as well as a permanent closing spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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Rich Sherman Gives Us the Lowdown on the Doheny Blues Festival

To the blues community - we're looking forward to this year's Doheny Blues Festival, as well as the future of the event. We're very thankful for twenty years of support, but need the fans to come out, especially this year.
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The Chaos and the Cosmos: Photography by Patricia Rainer

Rainer’s 40 photographs on display capture not only the behind the scenes magic of those times, but also played a role in the process of championing the rediscovery of what Memphis almost lost.
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