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International Blues Challenge 2014 Schedule FEATURED

IBC Live: Tuesday Schedule

The landmark 30th annual International Blues Challenge is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee "the home of the blues", and American Blues Scene will be continuing it's annual coverage of the week's events in their entirety.

Aykroyd To Recruit New Talent On Blues Brothers Records Label

Dan Aykroyd has just announced the establishment of Blues Brothers Records with Judy Belushi-Pisano, the widow of John Belushi.

C.C. Rider the Venerator – Classic 1920s Blues Women

Until August 10, 1920, record companies didn’t even try to sell music to—or by—black people. But on that day Mamie Smith, a 37-year-old medicine show singer from Cincinnati, barreled into a New York studio.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: David "Honeyboy" Edwards

David “Honeyboy” Edwards was the last of the old guard blues players. He was from Shaw, Mississippi. Was inspired to play guitar at age 14 by watching Tommy Johnson—the man who wrote "Big Road Blues" and "Canned Heat"—work his guitar...

Diana Rein’s 'Long Road' Worth the Wait

On 'Long Road,' Rein confirms she is a rare talent with the ability to capture the listener and hold them throughout the album. This album is a gem that should be in every blues fan's music library.
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.
Juke Joint Chapel Cover

"Juke Joint Chapel" From Charlie Musselwhite is Live & Exciting

Charlie Musselwhite's live "Juke Joint Chapel", named for the venue where it was recorded in Clarksdale, MS, is live gold!

The 10 Most Iconic Blues Guitars in History

Here is our list of the most iconic blues guitars, synonymous with their players, in the history of the genre.

IBC Coverage: List of Finalists

The finals have been announced and the gears are in motion for the blowout competition to determine the winners at the Orpheum Theatre. The band finals begin at 2:00pm, Solo/duo finals will begin at 7:30 pm.
International Blues Challenge FEATURED

IBC LIVE: Friday's Menu

Beale Street is buzzing with excitement! The Semi-Finals are here, tens of thousands of blues fans are lining the streets and having a great time! Here's Friday's schedule.
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