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Southern Avenue’s Debut Album is the Beginning of a Legacy

There's a new sound coming from Memphis, but it's as familiar as mom's cooking.
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Austin Texas’ Nakia is a ‘Blues Grifter’

What Nakia has done is more borrowed than stolen. He took classic blues and soul songs, redefined them in his own unique and powerful way, and gifted them back to us as something fresh and new.

2016 Bradenton Bluesfest Weekend Scheduled for December

While folks find themselves in that holiday craze between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this town knows how to throw a party.

Soul Luminary Leon Ware Dead At 77

His enormous, yet sadly unheralded contributions to the fabric of soul music will be dearly missed.

Harper's "Show Your Love" Takes World Blues to New Heights

Treat your ears to something unique and satisfying, and get cozy with "Show Your Love" soon. This album will change thinking about what blues can be.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Jackie Wilson

If you wanna know where Elvis, James Brown and Michael Jackson learned their moves…look no further than Jackie Wilson. Jackie Wilson was one of the first real stars of rock n’ roll. They called him Mr. Entertainment—and it wasn’t for nothin’...

‘Slip Into A Dream’ with Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

This album provides varying snapshots of Chicago blues, leaving a listener hard pressed to decide on a single favorite! If Chicago blues is your scene, then 'Slip Into A Dream' is just the ticket.
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Celebrated Alligator Recording Artist Michael Burks Dead at 54

Michael “Iron Man” Burks, the incredible Arkansas blues master who’s attacking guitar style was one of the most powerful in the industry, has passed away.

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...
Soul Survivors Festival - Ferriday Louisiana

Soul Survivors Festival Celebrates Music's Living History in Ferriday, Louisiana

Performers at the May 26th festival may not be the sole survivors of the area's musical history. But they're close.
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