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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Ray Charles

Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy. There’s one track he wrote that’s the real kicker. Changed everything. See, it’s a little bit o’ gospel, a little bit of rhumba, a little bit of r&b. It’s also a whole lotta sexy...

Bobby Rush Serves Up a Heaping Helping of ‘Porcupine Meat’

This is one that every blues, funk, r&b, or soul lover will cherish.

TBT – ‘John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967’ Volumes 1 and 2

Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.

Devon Allman Is Thriving, Grateful, and Giving Back

"I really think that all those experiences kind of shaped me for what I eventually am blessed to go and do. I really think that you’re kind of a sum of all the parts of where you’ve been in the process."

Matthew Curry Gets His ‘Shine On’

"Watch out Bonamassa, there's a new kid in town."

14 ‘New Old Soul’ Acts You Need to Hear Right Now

The artists are from varied races and backgrounds, having one thing in common: Soul.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Billy Preston

At age three Billy Preston taught himself to play piano. By age ten he’d graduated to the organ—backing the likes of gospel superstar Mahalia Jackson...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: "Grits Ain’t Groceries"

It’s 1955. A man named Titus Turner, an east coast-based R&B composer and singer, pens a track he calls “All Around the World"...

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.

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.
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