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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!

TBT – ‘The Duke Meets the Earl’ is a Showcase, Not a Showdown

This album is a timeless classic, and should be mandatory listening for anyone aspiring to be a guitarist of merit. It is without doubt one of the finest blues records ever recorded and well worth the price of admission, and then some.

“Blues as Healer” Symposium Set for Blues Foundation’s 33rd Annual IBC

Ranking among the IBC’s marquee offerings is the Keynote Panel “Blues as Healer” on February 3. The panel will look at the restorative power that music, especially blues music, can hold.

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Brings Blues to the Pocono Mountains

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Brings Blues to the Pocono Mountains
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On the Back Porch with Chicago Blues Giant Nick Moss

We sat down to talk with Chicago bluesman Nick Moss, who is one of the hottest things in blues today, Nick has a lot to say about the blues, his album, and his

TBT – ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967’ Volumes 1 and 2

Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.

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.

Bobby Rush Serves Up a Heaping Helping of ‘Porcupine Meat’

This is one that every blues, funk, r&b, or soul lover will cherish.

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.

Celebration of “Killer” Ray Allison Begins Today

Those wishing to do so can donate to a GoFundMe page set up In Memory of “Killer” Ray to help with related expenses.
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