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Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Jimmy Reed

In the 1950s a young singer named Mathis James Reed failed his audition for Chess Records. He was a popular musician around Chicago, but his simple playing and straightforward songs didn’t wow the execs. Chess Records would go on to regret that they didn’t sign Jimmy Reed...
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Update on T-Model Ford's Health

New information on the condition of the great delta bluesman.
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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.
Mavis Staples will be performing at the Saint Louis Bluesweek Festival 2013

Bluesweek 2013 Features BBQ, Bands & Blues Legend Mavis Staples Memorial Day Weekend

Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Big George Brock and Mud Morganfield are among the performers...

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Big Mama Thornton

If Big Mama’s body was big, her talent was cosmic. Big Mama Thornton is one of the most bad-ass women in blues...

The Magic of Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth has developed not just as an extremely competent conventional guitarist, but into someone who has mastered a technique with slide harmonics that nobody can touch. Sonny's music is magical.
John Mayall (Photo by Maureen Clark)

John Mayall Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

Forty Below Records has announced the signing of the legendary "Godfather of British Blues," John Mayall, and a May 13 release date for his first studio album in five years

Fife & Drom – Featured Interview from Reverbnation

Fife & Drom is the brain-child of Abby Ahmad and Mark Marshall and after a charity gig they played together where they focused on the blues, they realized they'd stumbled onto something fantastic.
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