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Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

"You like blues? I'll give you the blues. Don't call your mother for another week, and I guarantee you'll have the blues..." ~ my mom After all these years writing as The Blues Blogger, I rarely mention my mother. Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I’d give her a bit...Read Entire Article
Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

He was like another one of my sons... Jeff Healey...(exhales hard)... oh my God... ~B.B. King Heal My Soul, the new posthumous album from Canadian jazz and blues-rock guitarist/singer Jeff Healey, was released today on Provogue Records. Featuring twelve enthralling previously unheard tracks - the album also celebrates with fans and...Read Entire Article
Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep - 20th Solo Album Review

Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep - 20th Solo Album Review

Death is a profound teacher, and music a great healer...This was the building blocks to this blog as I struggled to overcome my own personal challenges nearly 10 years ago. I’m reminded of this while listening to the upcoming release, Dig in Deep from Bonnie Raitt due on Feb 26th....Read Entire Article
Magic Sam: Remembering Blues Hall of Famer

Magic Sam: Remembering Blues Hall of Famer

On Sunday February 14th 2016, Magic Sam would have been 79 years old... The following article was originally written in 2008, and is my memory of this amazing blues legend. FLASHBACK TO THE LATE SIXTIESAs far back as I can remember, I've had a passion for music. There was always something...Read Entire Article
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Magnificent New Release - Let Me Get By

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Magnificent New Release - Let Me Get By

There’s a lot of sacrifice that goes into a band like this and the fact that everybody’s on board musically, hearts and minds, makes it very humbling. There are nights on stage when I think I don’t know if it’s ever been more fun to be in a band and...Read Entire Article
Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of our adventure, I mentioned how my wife Dee and I spent this past Christmas in the Mississippi Delta. On the way home we hung out in Memphis for a few days. First we made stops at the oldest café in Memphis; The Arcade Restaurant. From there we...Read Entire Article
Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form ~ Blues Foundation Mission Statement This past Christmas my wife Dee and I spent some time in the Mississippi Delta. Our travels took us to Tunica...Read Entire Article
Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

The following is an article I wrote back in the summer of 2009. Since December 9th, 2015 marks what would have been the late great Junior Well's 81st birthday, and this year also commemorates the 50th anniversary of his debut album Hoodoo Man Blues, I thought it might be fun...Read Entire Article
Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

As the founding member and front man for the band Mountain, Leslie West has established a reputation as one of the most ground-breaking and prominent musicians in rock history. Over the past five decades, he's played and jammed with a wide range of guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to John McLaughlin...Read Entire Article

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Melissa Etheridge was born today (May 29th) in 1961 - Here's a clip of her with the late great #blues legend B.B. King
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Remembering #blues legend Aaron Thibeaux otherwise known as "T-Bone" Walker. Born on this day (May 28th) 106 years ago.
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Remembering #blues legend Aaron Thibeaux otherwise known as T-Bone Walker. Born on this day (May 28th) 106 years ago.

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One year ago today (May 14th) we lost #BBKing - Gone, but never forgotten. A true #blues legend and gentleman.
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One year ago today (May 14th) we lost #BBKing - Gone, but never forgotten. A true #blues legend and gentleman.

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This looks like a lot of fun! Wish I could be there... Keb' Mo' is one of my favorites.
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The Thrill's Not Gone..We've Got It Right Here! Join us for the 36th Annual B.B.King Homecoming Festival! May 28, 2016! Memorial Day Weekend on the grounds of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpreti...

This looks like a lot of fun! Wish I could be there...  Keb Mo is one of my favorites.

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Congratulations to Eddie Cotton, Igor Prado Band, Mighty Mike Schermer, Mr. Sipp " The Mississippi Blues Child " and Slam Allen - nominees for the 2016 BMA for Best New Artist Album! Tickets to the BM...

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HEALTH FAIR: Blues Musicians can receive FREE screenings for diabetes, skin cancer, blood pressure, custom ear plugs (if eligible) and more on May 5th at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. Your HART...

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Amazing Museum! Loved every minute I was there....
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Great band and crew visit to the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center on the way to New Orleans. We love you and miss you BB King!

Amazing Museum! Loved every minute I was there....