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Jimmy Dawkins, Famous for "West Side" Chicago Sound, Passes Away

Delmark Records legend Jimmy Dawkins, who's "West Side-styled guitar slashes and surges," has passed away.

Candye Kane is "Coming Out Swingin'"

If you like swing and jump style blues, you will love this album. The musicianship here is first rate, as are Kane's vocals. This album is well written, well produced, and well played.

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.

2016 Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest

What could be better than seeing blues giants and emerging stars performing in this historic venue?
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!
Nick Moss FEATURED

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Nick Moss Band's "Death Letter Blues"

Only at the American Blues Scene, see the Nick Moss Band's new official video for one of the grooving tracks off of Free, "Death Letter Blues".

Breaking – The "Queen of Beale Street," Ruby Wilson Dead at 68

“She was an extraordinary ambassador for Memphis, and soul, and R&B and gospel."

Tinsley Ellis Delivers the "Sound of Georgia" with Red Clay Soul

Like many of the other greats, he never forgot where he came from and takes us all there with the new release on his own Heartfixer Music label, Red Clay Soul.

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.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Ann Peebles

Ann Peebles was born in East St. Louis. Her father ran a church, and she grew up singing in his congregation. As a member of the Peebles Choir. Not just your average church singing group—they opened shows for gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke...
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