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Blues Music Award FEATURED

34th Blues Music Awards to be Held Thursday in Memphis

The highly anticipated Blues Music Awards, the largest yearly event from The Blues Foundation, will be commencing Thursday, May 9th! Get all the information you need to be ready for the biggest night in the blues!

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."

"Tough Love" Is Tinsley Ellis at His Best

Ellis has always delivered on the promise of music that has passion and heart. Ellis is the real deal, and always has been. Tough Love is his best work to date ...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Bill Withers

Bill Withers wrote and performed some of the best-loved, most covered songs of all time. But he didn’t even pick up an instrument till he was in his late twenties...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up by an abusive preacher, tossed around foster homes. And was just a teenager in 1954 when she scored her first chart-topping hit. It all moved pretty fast after that...

WORLD PREMIERE: Ana Popovic's "Can You Stand The Heat"

Listen NOW to Ana Popovic's FIRST NEW TRACK off of her upcoming April album! This is sweet southern styled soul at it's very best!

Interview with Hamilton Loomis out on the Back Porch

We sat down with the hard-working blues and soul man Hamilton Loomis, where he talked about his Stax/Volt influences and bar-b-qin' and being mentored by Bo Diddley.
Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get On Up" FEATURED

James Brown Star Chadwick Boseman Talks About "Get On Up"

See what actor Chadwick Boseman had to say about playing the magnificent James Brown in "Get On Up", out TODAY!

2016 Bradenton Bluesfest Weekend Scheduled for December

While folks find themselves in that holiday craze between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this town knows how to throw a party.

Eric Burdon Is Back With “‘Til Your River Runs Dry”

In a lot of ways, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry is a very personal album. Burdon looks at those that are gone, and himself as well. He also looks at the world around him. There is a host of good material here.
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