Soul Music

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Hank Ballard

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...

2017 Blues Blast Music Awards Voting Has Begun

Voting to determine the winners continues until August 15, 2017.

Mississippi Heat’s ‘Cab Driving Man’ Sizzles

There are no wooden nickels here. This is the genuine article. This band is so tight, they could bind up a charging lion with the web of a spider.

Tedeschi Trucks – Does Size Matter?

Not since the days of Johnny Otis in the early ’50s has there been a rhythm ’n blues band this big or nimble.

Language of the Blues: COOL

How cool is this? Find out the deep origins of the word "Cool" and how it became used in music and the blues

Tommy Z's "Sometimes" Brings Home Some Real Guitar

Well, blues fans, get ready to be wooed! Tommy Z's new album, Sometimes, came across our desk today, and all we can say is "Wow!" Here's a player that has paid his dues and put in his time.

Moulin Blues Festival Comes to Ospel in May

Twenty two acts will take to the stage on May 5th, and 6th, 2017. Among them, Grammy-nominated guitarist, Lurrie Bell, legendary blues rocker, Doyle Bramhall II, and Ruf Records artists, Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado.
Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager_byJessica Keaveny

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager Are Too Smooth For ‘Rough Cut’

If 'Rough Cut' from Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager don't garner every award there is this year, then there is no justice in the world.
SIMO Promo Photo Stairs Website

New SIMO Album and Video

Don't let the cover of the album fool you. Although these three guys are having fun, they are not playing around.
Stax Records & Stax Music Academy Featured

Stax Records' Legacy Lives Through Students of Music

Stax Records created a mecca of Soul Music in Memphis that acted as an anthem for an entire generation. Now, nearly 50 years later, Stax is again manufacturing great music through a world-renown school.
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