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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...

WORLD PREMIERE: Janiva Magness Debuts "Long as I Can See the Light" Live at...

The second woman ever to win the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award, she has a knack for making any song her own.

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.

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.

Josh Hoyer – Running From Love

“I try to get through to people one opportunity at a time. We do the hard work of showing people we’re not that different.”

Memphis Music Documentary, ‘Take Me to the River,’ Now On Netflix

"There are special places on this earth. Places of origin. The Mississippi Delta is one of those places."

‘Slip Into A Dream’ with Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

This album provides varying snapshots of Chicago blues, leaving a listener hard pressed to decide on a single favorite! If Chicago blues is your scene, then 'Slip Into A Dream' is just the ticket.

Anni Piper Sizzles on 'More Guitars Than Friends'

Audition 'More Guitars Than Friends' soon, through a great set of headphones. This is an album that really cries out for that.

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.

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"...
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