Southern Blues

C.C. Rider the Venerator: The Sampling of Prison Worksongs

Today we’re gonna trace the Blues origins of hip hop samples, back to the Mississippi prison system...
Gregg Allman at Ram's Head Onstage, Annapolis, Maryland (Photo by Joel Kinison)

Gregg Allman Has Canceled Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

"I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can,” Allman says. “I’ve been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We’ll see y’all in October."

Mick Kolassa's 'Taylor Made Blues' Delivers the Goods

Any Mick Kolassa outing features great compositions, always performed with verve, joy, finesse. There's always that feeling of being home, on the porch with friends, just playing music that makes us smile.

Royal Southern Brotherhood Shine on 'The Royal Gospel'

One of the hottest albums out this year, 'The Royal Gospel' certainly deserves a spin in your house (or car).

Eric Bibb Tempts with ‘The Happiest Man in the World'

'The Happiest Man In The World' is an acoustic treat for any music lover. Here is an album that is relaxing, entertaining, and will be a welcome addition to any collection. Check it out soon.

Gary Hoey Kicks Up Some Dust, No Bones About It

His 20th career album dives headlong into one of his first musical loves, the blues.

Reverend Peyton To Headline the Chainsaw Grassacre

Whether you just can't quite make it to Chicago for the annual Blues Festival there, or if you just want to add something a bit different to your musical diet, The Missouri Chainsaw Grassacre might just be your ticket!

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.

Jimmy Carter Presents Gregg Allman with Honorary Doctorate

Former president Jimmy Carter shared the stage with rock star Gregg Allman, as the statesman helped bestow an honorary academic degree on the Southern rock icon.

Here are Your 2016 Blues Music Awards Winners

Here are your winners for the 37th Blues Music Awards.
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