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Salgado signed to Alligator FEATURED

Alligator Records Signs Vocalist/Harmonica Icon Curtis Salgado

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of soul singer/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado!

Po' Monkey's Fires Up the Fall Delta During Bridging the Blues

The delta is beginning to cool off in mid-October and with the cotton in full bloom, an ancient, tiny sharecropper shack that boasts cold beer & low ceilings with monkeys nailed to it brings the best that the blues has to offer.
L to R: Garry Burnside, Cody, Trenton Ayers, Chuck Duncan, and Cedric Burnside (Photo courtesy Amanda Gresham)

Cody Burnside Passes Away

Cody Burnside, the musician and grandson of the legendary Hill Country Bluesman R.L. Burnside, has passed away.
Richard Hacksaw Harney FEATURED

Mississippi grave marker unveiling — Richard “Hacksaw” Harney

Through a charitable donation, Richard “Hacksaw” Harney, superlative ragtime and blues guitarist and pianist of the Golden Era, will receive posthumous recognition of his great talent with the unveiling of a headstone

Legendary, Longstanding Juke Joint Shut Down…UPDATED

The longstanding tin-roof garage party that's been a staple of the community and a famous destination for blues fans at large for decades was shut down by police last night.

Washington Blues Society 2014 Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) Winners Announced!

The Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) was held at the Kirkland Performance Center on Sunday, June 29th to honor musicians and artists nominated by blues society members in 29 award categories.

Best of the Blues Festivals Awards Telluride, Mighty Mississippi, Johnny Shines Fest Top Spots

Among the nineteen total winners were also Big Blues Bender, Bogalusa Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Blues Festival!
Michael Burks FEATURED

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.

9th Annual Hambone Festival Energizes Clarksdale This Weekend

A highlight of this weekend's festivities will be Dublin, Mississippi native and master guitarist Jimmy Burns, playing at the Hambone Art Gallery...
Magic Slim

Magic Slim Passes Away at 75 – OBITUARY

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