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The Blues Journey of Mick Kolassa

I think part of it is that blues is this great big tent, and there's all kinds of blues, and I love all of it.

"And The Winner Is…" IBC Winner Tim Williams Talks to ABS

Acoustic guitarist Tim Williams was half way from Calgary to Memphis in his journey to compete in the International Blues Challenge when the flight attendant in Houston made her first offer.
Reverend Peyton FEATURED

Juke Joint Festival Coverage — Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band Interview

The good reverend opened up about his (now formerly) secret upcoming new album, it's (now not secret!) name, and the band's deceptively powerful, unique sound that's made them a major crossover success while maintaining staunchly loyal to the old school blues that was their influence

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."
Jared Blake The Voice FEATURED

Jared Blake, Star Contestant on NBC's The Voice, Hits the Back Porch

We sat down with Jared Blake, star contestant of NBC's smash television hit The Voice, to talk the blues, life, and chasing the musical dream!
AirPlay Direct FEATURED

Interview with Michael Harnett of AirPlay Direct

This is a must-hear for artists looking to bring their music international airplay without having to sell all of their belongings to pay for it!

Who Says Zak Harmon Can’t Go Home Again?

IBC winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Zak Harmon's road from the Mississippi Delta to L.A. to acclaim as a singer is powerfully coming full circle.
Smokey Holmann at Buddy Guy's Legends (Photo: Lee Ann Flynn)

The Soul-Soaked Story of Joseph "Smokey" Holman

With a fascinating story singing with soul greats at both Motown and Stax during it's heyday, Smokey's been bringing his trademark sound to the blues in Tweed Funk
Ted Drozdowski at 2014 Juke Joint Festival

Ted Drozdowski and The Scissormen – Authentic, Innovative and A Tad Eccentric

I never thought I’d call a blues band “authentic” that splashed a heavy dollup of Ramones punk attitude onto a bed of alien invasion smoothy guitars, but Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen are unquestionably authentic.
The Mississippi Spoonman at the King Biscuit Festival 2012

At Home with the Mississippi Spoonman

Read all about the Mississippi Spoonman, his incredible instrument & music, encounters with James "Son" Thomas, and his battles.
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