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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!

“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.

Davy Knowles Celebrates Top 5 Debut

"I'm overwhelmed by the support for the new record, and so glad to see it being received so well."

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.

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.

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.

Johnnie Johnson to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Johnson endured racism and inspired social change while integrating the previously all-white Marine Corps.

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Celebrates Ten Years

Festival proceeds go to the Blues in the Schools program. Students have the opportunity to write and perform with award-winning guest musicians and internationally recognized music educators in their classrooms.

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.

‘Slip Into A Dream’ with Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

This album provides varying snapshots of Chicago blues, leaving a listener hard pressed to decide on a single favorite! If Chicago blues is your scene, then 'Slip Into A Dream' is just the ticket.
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