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Ronnie Earl Buries Darkness with Light

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl were friends before Stevie became famous. The well-known bluesman has had a long and winding career, filled with highs and lows -- but no devil's music.

Paul Thorn Talks King Biscuit, Upcoming Projects and Inspiration

"Going out, living, and writing about what you know, that's where songs come from."

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.”
Lee Pons

Interview with Lee Pons – Blues Piano's "Voodoo Boogie" Master

We managed to get a few minutes to sit down with Lee Pons, who's album Big Boogie Voodoo we just recently reviewed. Lee is a character, and it was a blast to get some face time with the rising star in blues piano.

John Mayall Is Enjoying Himself and Looking to the Future

"Blues and jazz are intertwined; you can’t separate one from the other. It’s just different flavors. It all comes from the same place."

Pierre Lacocque Loves His Band and Making New Music

"The musicians that I surround myself with are musicians that I trust. They’re good, they’re fantastic, and they are all craft; all of them. That means that I can tap their strengths."

Eve Monsees Carries the Torch for Austin

"The new club is great. They’ve really worked hard to put together something that honors the tradition of Antone’s and why it was started."
Shemekia Copeland at STLBluesweek FEATURED (Photo by Reed Radcliffe, TripleRPhotography.com)

Shemekia Copeland Refuses to Get Stuck in "Mississippi Mud"

The blues superstar talks her huge new album, covering Dylan, Sam Cooke, and her father, as well as playing at the White House, paving her own way, and being presented the mantle as the new "Queen of the Blues"!

American Blues Scene Interview with 2012 IBC Winners WIRED!

We sat down on the back porch with this year's IBC winners The WIRED! Band to talk about their enormous win, how it felt to , and who the big winners liked on Beale.

Carlos Elliot Jr. Is Taking His Colombian Blues Around the World

"R.L. Boyce has been a mentor to me. His inspiration and knowledge has been unbelievable for me; for that I owe him a lot for my musical career."
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