Chicago Blues

Lineup Announced for 2017 Suncoast Blues Festival

The 3rd annual festival lineup has been announced and it is well worth coming out of hibernation before that weather predicting groundhog.

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.

Blues Legend Lurrie Bell ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’

The Chicago blues are alive and well, and Lurrie Bell is the pulse.

R&B Hall of Fame Looking For a Home in Detroit

Robinson believes Detroit is one of the music capitals of the world and that bringing the Hall of Fame to the city could cement that status.

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.
Ke$ha and Muddy Waters

How Did Ke$ha End up on a Blues Website?

We're not above relating current pop to it's Blues influences, no matter how much us blues fans dislike (or loathe or some harsher word) today's pop. It's worth noting and appreciating the far reach...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Howlin' Wolf

Chester Burnett stood six foot three in size 17 shoes. Oh, he cut a mean figure off stage. And on stage? He became something else all together - somewhere between a superhuman and a feral beast. No surprise they called him the Howlin’ Wolf...

King Biscuit Blues Festival ‘Call and Response, The Blues Symposium’

King Biscuit Blues Festival "Call and Response, The Blues Symposium" returns to Helena, Arkansas

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.
Alligator Records - Public Radio Music Month

Alligator Records Releasing FREE 17-Song Sampler

To Help Bring Attention to Public Radio Music Month, Alligator Records is GIVING AWAY an absolutely FREE 17-Song Sampler!
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