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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Memphis Slim

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile's C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the...

Watch Blues Today, Chicago Summit 2014 LIVE & FREE NOW!

Watch the Blues Today, Chicago Summit 2014 LIVE from your computer NOW!

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!

The Language of the Blues: HOOCHIE COOCHIE

Find out where Hoochie Coochie, made famous by Muddy Waters himself, means, exactly... and discover the term's deep origins!

Buddy Guy to Release "Born To Play Guitar" July 31st!

Buddy Guy, the legendary award winning blues icon, will release his brand new studio album Born To Play Guitar on July 31st via RCA Records.

Terry Quiet Band's "A Night At The Orpheum" Is Great Live Blues

When we think about the great live albums, we often think about the great live bands that made them....

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.

American Blues Scene Officially Endorses Presidential Candidate

It is the mission of this publication to celebrate, expose, & enhance the enriching art form known as the Blues & what it's inspired. It is for these reasons that the American Blues Scene is endorsing a presidential candidate.

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.
James Cotton - Giant

After 66 years, JAMES COTTON'S still got it!

I've often heard the word timeless tossed around while describing the music of blues artists. I can't really think of a more fitting word to use that would sum up James Cotton's latest release on Alligator Records "Giant".
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