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Aykroyd To Recruit New Talent On Blues Brothers Records Label

Dan Aykroyd has just announced the establishment of Blues Brothers Records with Judy Belushi-Pisano, the widow of John Belushi.

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz’s Blues Sermons Make Fans Smile

"I heard rock and roll music for the first time when I was 10, and right away, it just changed everything. I heard blues for the first time when I was 12. I got the 'Paul Butterfield Blues Band' album, and it changed everything."

Chicago Blues Festival 2014 in Review

A bright unison of powerful musical styles, plenty of space, and a perfect downtown location let the free festival once again show why more people flock to it than any other.
STL Bluesweek

Bluesweek Festival in Saint Louis Announces Schedule

Bluesweek, this year supporting the prestigious and exciting National Blues Museum, is the premier Blues Festival in Saint Louis !
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers at Chans Eggrolls Blues and Jazz

Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and the Magic Rockers Rock Chan's

Saying blues fans at Chan's Eggrolls Jazz and Blues in Woonsocket, Rhode Island got their money's worth Friday night when Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson played two sets would be an understatement.
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".

The 36th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Music Awards nominations have been announced. With six nominations each, Elvin Bishop, John Németh and Sugar Ray Norcia are leading the pack. Janiva Magness, who appears on the cover of the current issue of American...

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."

Marie Dixon, Widow of Blues Legend Willie Dixon Dead at 79

"Willie felt the younger they were, the easier it would be for them to learn how to play blues music, and go forward if that’s what they chose to do."

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....
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