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National Blues Museum to Host “Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Collection” Exhibition

The collection features 60 photographs of ‘Women of the Blues’ of all ages and ethnic backgrounds representing all styles from southern soul blues to Chicago blues & rock blues.

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.

TBT – Why Keith Richards Matters

"If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keith Richards

On Sunday, December 18th, Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards, will turn 73 years young.

World Premiere Track From Ronnie Baker Brooks

Second generation Chicago bluesman, Ronnie Baker Brooks, will be releasing his first album in ten years on January 20th, 2017.

BREAKING – Piano Great Barrelhouse Chuck Dead at 58

Chicago blues piano great "Barrelhouse" Chuck has died after a four year battle with prostate cancer. He was 58 years old.

Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."

59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Best Music Video category include the very soulful Leon Bridges for his "River" video.

Canada’s Colin James Does It Again with ‘Blue Highways’

Throughout the album, James showcases his versatility with smooth slide guitar, finger picking, biting leads, and grungy power chords. All are executed with the finesse and style that gives him such a great sound.

Chicago Blues Camp 2017 Registration Opens

An intensive learning and performing "camp" experience for adult musicians, it offers an opportunity to learn Chicago-style blues, from talented Chicago musicians, and then play that music in the city where it all began.
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