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Blues Law: A Little Bird Told Me about Cover Versions

A David & Goliath fight against record labels all started with a bouncy little song about a little bird that paved the way for a court case that determined who gets compensated for cover songs.

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.

Robin Trower Bemoans the State of Today’s Blues

With all due respect to Mr. Trower's age, experience, and musical knowledge, I must reply, poppycock!

BREAKING – Leon Russell Dead at 74

In 2011 Russell was inducted into both the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, joining Johnny Cash and a very select group in being so honored.

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Turns the Fun Up to 10

If you happened to be at the right stage at the right time you could witness things like The Reverend Peyton playing slide on a three-string cigar box guitar, or, catch a rip-roaring musical sermon from soulful Nashville singer Mike Farris.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards – Rest in Peace (1915 – 2011)

David Honeyboy Edwards passed away last night, Aug. 29 at around 3 am. He was just short of 96 years old. He is, essentially, the last of the blues players who was there for the early years.
Hugh Laurie, Dr. House (Wide)

Hugh Laurie Speaks on His Upcoming Blues Album

Holy cow, Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) is one hardcore blues fan with amazingly insightful things to say about the blues and his many, often very early blues favorites.

Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Plant in Memphis

The Gibson factorys in Nashville and Memphis have been raided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Agents with automatic weapons and U-Hauls took dozens of items.

Inaugural Florida Jazz and Blues Festival Set for This Weekend

"This festival will become an annual event that attracts world-renowned performers, as well as jazz and blues music lovers from across the region and country."
Treme House... not of the Rising Sun

A Brief History of "House of the Rising Sun"

The House of the Rising Sun may evoke memories of The Animals, but the song has a hidden & shockingly broad history, spanning every folk-inspired corner of the U.S. & dating back nearly 100 years.
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