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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.

Etta James Passes Away (1938-2012)

Etta James, the blues giant with the larger-than-life voice, has succumbed to her battle with Leukemia.
International Blues Challenge FEATURED

International Blues Challenge Information

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

Guitar Goddess Ana Popovic Hits #1 on the Blues Top Five

Ana Popovic's hit album Unconditional, a perpetual force on the chart for the past eight weeks, has landed in the top spot, achieving #1 status in the Blues Top Five this week.

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...

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.

The Mojo Roots storm the Blues Top Five

The Mojo Roots' album Thirteen Shades of Blue raised for the fourth week straight, achieving #1 status in the Blues Top Five this week. The stark combination of soul, slide, harmonica prowess, and swampy...

Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.
Otis Redding FEATURED

Celebrate Otis Redding's Life on the Anniversary of his Passing

Though Otis passed 44 years ago today, his musical impact has never stopped, slowed or waned. The music Otis created in his six-year recording career has touched millions of lives across generations.
Kilborn Alley - Four

Four by Kilborn Alley; Darn Good Blues and Soul

Kilborn Alley's latest album Four is a diverse, professional, and most importantly, solidly blues album that is simply fun to listen to. The album is the band's fourth collaboration with Blue Bella Records, and...
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