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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Lloyd Price

Born in Louisiana, Lloyd Price made a killing from the start. His very first recording for Specialty Records in 1952 became an instant hit. Piano intro courtesy of another New Orleans treasure, Fats Domino. Thanks to "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," Price was an r&b superstar before he could even vote. And the hits kept coming...

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest brings Leon Russell, Rebirth, Eric Burdon, many more...

Los Angeles area’s largest Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Roots music festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, features two stages, a Mardi Gras parade, crafts and dozens of food booths

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Fats Domino

Today I’m talkin’ bout the man who had more chart-topping hits than any other early rock and roll artist except Elvis...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Lonnie Johnson

Growin’ up in New Orleans, Lonnie Johnson learned to play music alongside his brothers and sisters. His dad, a violin player, brought up the family to play together. But after he lost all his kin to the Spanish Flu, Lonnie was on his own...

BREAKING: Here are Your 2016 International Blues Challenge Winners!

Here are your 2016 International Blues Challenge Winners!

BREAKING: Allen Toussaint, New Orleans Music Legend, Dead at 77

In a town known worldwide for its music, Toussaint's name was among the rarified cultural bastions of the city, along with James Booker, Professor Longhair, Dr. John and Louis Armstrong.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Jelly Roll Morton

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile's C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Louis Armstrong

Chicago, 1928. Louis Armstrong was 26 when he walked into the studio with his band, the Hot Five. The young Armstrong had been playing and recording for a few years, and this session didn’t seem like it would be any different. The band would wax a few tracks and that’d be it. Not this time....

Whelan's latest release tells The Story of Ike Dupree…and then some

The Story of Ike Dupree is told in a way that crosses musical lines, time and again, but won't soon be forgotten.

The Elegant Allen Toussaint

The New Orleans great discusses his friend B.B. King, his appearance in the HBO series Treme, The Stones covering his music, losing everything in Katrina, and how New Orleans music is coming back strong!
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