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Best of American Blues Scene

Best Of American Blues Scene 2 – Tab Benoit, Stagger Lee, Robert Petway

In this latest installment we get a chance to catch up with the amazing Tab Benoit, we toss out some new ideas about Robert Petway and take a quick look into the life of Stagger Lee.
FEATURED Stevie Ray

This Week in Blues Past: Freddie King, Stevie Ray, Jimmy Reed, more

There's a lot that happened this week in the blues... here's the top ten, with one of the biggest tragedies in music, landmark album releases and more!

The Language of the Blues: GREENS

Greens are the tough-yet-nutritious leaves of collards, kale, mustard, or turnip... and since this is the blues, slang for a number of other things. Find out the whole story now!
Magic Slim

Magic Slim Passes Away at 75 – OBITUARY

Celebrated guitarist Magic Slim has passed away. He was 75.

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.
Screamin Jay Hawkins FEATURED

Remembering Wild Operatic Voodoo Bluesman Screamin' Jay Hawkins

the story of an opera singer-turned-bluesman who donned wild voodoo-inspired stage garb, became a major influence in shock rock and rap, and raised from coffins as part of his set is something out of the ordinary!
Valerie June (Photo by Susan Riddle Duke Photography)

My Time After While – The Rise of Valerie June

"I think that my time is just the right time," explains singer/songwriter Valerie June, who released her debut national album "Pushin' Against A Stone"

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Muddy Waters

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...
Taft Featured

Deep Deep Blue from Dudley Taft is a Full Course Meal!

While his music is full of hooks and potential single ipod fodder, the body of work consumed in it's entirety is when it is at it's best. Deep, Deep Blue is the full meal deal with dessert!
The Claudettes Infernal Piano Plot Hatched

The Claudettes' "Infernal Piano Plot…Hatched!" Seeks Your Attention

The moment eyes stop on it's artwork, a vibe is created to give the sense that this is no ordinary album...
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