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TBT – Magic Sam Lives On In His Music

Perhaps he might have marveled at how popular he has become since his death. One thing is certain though; he was an innovator who blazed a path for others to follow, and his work has more than stood the test of time.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Sam

Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.

Johnny Nicholas Blows Fans Away with ‘Fresh Air’

With the smooth style of Cashdollar’s slide guitar and Newcomb's mandolin, fans will love this new music from Nicholas. This is Nicholas’ finest release yet, with several songs sure to be requested at future shows.

The Fast Track with Pierre Lacocque

"Well, one that I am quite pleased with and it’s a blessing, with the years the name of the band has grown among fans."

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.

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."

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation Educates About The Business Of The Blues

Marie Dixon talks about why her husband, Willie Dixon, started the Blues Heaven Foundation, and how it helps musicians.

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."

TBT – Why Everyone Loved Hubert Sumlin

"When I’m reaching an audience, I feel it." --Hubert Sumlin

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Hubert Sumlin

Remember this name: Hubert Sumlin. You’ve heard his incredible guitar sound. All that started when Hubert was just eight years old, and he broke the one string on his brother’s homemade guitar...
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