Chicago Blues

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.

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.

Bluescentric.com Launches New Product Lines Including Otis Redding and Stax Brands

These indelible, iconic brands join Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter and others as part of the Bluescentric family.
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On the Back Porch with Chicago Blues Giant Nick Moss

We sat down to talk with Chicago bluesman Nick Moss, who is one of the hottest things in blues today, Nick has a lot to say about the blues, his album, and his

World Premiere Track From Ronnie Baker Brooks

Second generation Chicago bluesman, Ronnie Baker Brooks, will be releasing his first album in ten years on January 20th, 2017.

Radio Great Herb Kent Dead at 88

Growing up in the Ida B. Wells housing project, Kent couldn't have possibly imagined the how many lives he would influence...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keith Richards

On Sunday, December 18th, Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards, will turn 73 years young.
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The Windy City Gears Up For The Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival is coming up in less than a month. One of the most popular festivals in the world, this year's event will be filled with larger than life blues on five stages.

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.
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