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Jeff Healey's "The Best of the Stony Plain Years" Is Exquisite

Fans who are more familiar with his rock oriented blues will also no doubt find these performances enlightening and thrilling for their simplistic beauty.
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Deep Deep Blue from Dudley Taft is a Full Course Meal!

While his music is full of hooks and potential single ipod fodder, the body of work consumed in it's entirety is when it is at it's best. Deep, Deep Blue is the full meal deal with dessert!
"In The Belly of the Blues" by Terry Abrhamson

"In The Belly of the Blues" an Intimate Look into Chicago Blues Greats with...

Beautiful coffee table book gives stunning pictures of the greatest performers in Chicago's history
Big Muddy Blues Festival 2012 FEATURED

Big Muddy Blues Festival Brings Mighty Blues Down the Mississippi

Ana Popovic, Dr John, Joe Louis Walker, Royal Southern Brotherhood and the leftovers of a hurricane brought out the blues in an incredible festival on an ancient, cobblestone neighborhood in Saint Louis!

"Too Far Gone" By Betty Fox Band Is Powerful

"Too Far Gone" by The Betty Fox Band showcases her talents and the stellar band as well. This album is chock full of pleasant surprises! From start to finish, it is a delicious mix of blues and soul.
Chaz Depolo - Bluestopia

"Bluestopia" by Chaz DePaolo is an excellent piece of work

From the great New York City blues player Chaz DePaolo comes "Bluestopia"

TBT – Magic Sam's "Black Magic Deluxe Edition" Reveals So Much

This record is such a fine example of how Magic Sam mixes a perfect soul stew, seasoned with a huge helping of heart, and blues.

Grady Champion's Dreamin'

Grady Champion, 2010's International Blues Challenge winner, recently released "Dreamin'", an excellent album that showcases his unique harmonica prowess.
Johnny Winter Live From japan

Johnny Winter: Live From Japan

Johnny Winter: Live From Japan is a great window into where Johnny Winter is, and how far he has come on his road to recovery.
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Blues Tools – Playing with Power: Tubes

The namesake of the tube amplifier is the vacuum tube, a small but important component that controls the flow of electric current through a vacuum. Today American Blue Scene is going to look at...
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