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Page Started to Fund Joseph "Smokey" Holman's Cancer Treatment

With successful treatment, Smokey would be able to return to performing the music he loves so much.

Sharon Jones, Dynamic Voice of the Dap-Kings Dead at 60

These records were funk and soul works of art that featured a tip of the hat to the greatness of the Stax sound...

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016

It just shows what a rich pool of talent Memphis has to draw from. Not only this year, but for many years to come.

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.

Tony Coleman: Remembering the King

American Blues Scene spoke recently with Tony Coleman who is best known for his 29 years as B.B. King’s drummer.

Altered Five Throws Down on "Cryin’ Mercy"

While the songs are finished works, they still convey that slightly rough-edged feeling that suits these performances so perfectly.

The "Rolling Soul" Of Hadden Sayers

Hadden Sayers had made his success the hard way; he has earned it. He has talent and he's honed that talent playing over 200 gigs a year. He has persisted in the face of shady deals, less than honest agents, and crooked record labels. But above everything else is his love of soul, desire to succeed, and dedication to playing some seriously mean guitar.

The Soul of John Black Is In A Sunshine State of Mind

TSOJB's last outing, Good Thang, was a great mix of blues tinged, soul and funk influenced joy. A Sunshine State of Mind, on Yellow Dog Records, is TSOJB's 5th release. This album is a huge leap forward; it is more focused, concise, and much, much tighter!

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.

Despite Brutal On-Stage Assault, Lester Chambers Preaches Love

On Saturday, Lester Chambers was brutally assaulted on stage after dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin. While trying to make sense of senseless violence is the question, he believes love is the answer.
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