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This Week in Blues Past: Magic Slim, Skydog, Leadbelly, MORE!

The passing of musical titans, the recording of a HUGE collaboration between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and much more in this weeks' "blues past!"

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.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jimmy Johnson

When the family moved to The Windy City in 1950, Magic Sam was their next door neighbor.

BREAKING: International Blues Challenge Winners!

It was a drama-filled Finals at the Orpheum, with twists, turns and surprises! The finalists were some of the most ferocious performers to hit the Orpheum stage in years!

Chicago Blues: A Living History is Set to Begin Its Latest Venture; Will You...

"We brought together these extraordinary band leaders to honor the past, celebrate the present and to help guarantee the future of the Chicago Blues tradition."
Chicago Bob Nelson

"Chicago" Bob Nelson passes away at 78

Chicago Bob Nelson, harmonica player and singer who was known for amalgamating Louisiana and Chicago blues styles has passed away.

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.

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.

A Day At the 2016 Tampa Bay Blues Festival

The best part of being there was watching the joy on Trout's face as he tore it up with complete devotion and abandon. Anyone who witnessed this performance will never forget it.

Nominate Bluesman Dr. Dan Ivankovich for a CNN Heroes Award

We were recently informed of an effort to nominate a good friend of American Blues Scene, bluesman and doctor Dan Ivankovich, for a CNN Heroes 2011 award, which we are thrilled to be a part of.
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