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Robin Trower on his 2015 Tour [Official]
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Robin talks about playing live with his band in 2015 and his CD 'Something About To Change' Europe & UK Tour Dates: http://www.robintrower.uk/live-2015/ Buy the new CD: UK http://www.manhatonrecords.com US http://www.trowerpower.com Go to video page

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Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago (Album EPK)
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Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago Henry Threadgill: alto saxophone, bass flute, bass recorder Roscoe Mitchell: soprano and alto saxophones, wooden flute Muhal Richard Abrams: piano Larry Gray: double bass, violoncello Jack DeJohnette: drums With "Made In Chicago", an exhilarating live album, Jac… Go to video page

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Boz Scaggs - I'm A Fool To Care (Jools Annual Hoot…
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* The copyright of this video belongs to British Broadcasting Company and we really thank for this provision to our YouTube Channel. Happy New Year! Boz Scaggs - I'm A Fool To Care (Jools Annual Hootenanny 2015) Go to video page

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BACHMAN - The Making of HEAVY BLUES EPK
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Get ready for some Heavy Blues! Click SEE MORE. From The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive founder Randy Bachman comes the new power blues rock trio - BACHMAN. The force behind “Takin’ Care of Business”, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” and “American Woman”, Heavy Blues draws from Randy Bachman’s… Go to video page

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Robben Ford - Into The Sun - Album Trailer
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Album Trailer for Robben Ford's upcoming album Into The Sun. Pre-order Into The Sun: http://smarturl.it/RobbenFordMLG Into The Sun will be released on March 30 in EU and March 31 in US on Mascot Label Group. Visit our website! http://www.mascotlabelgroup.com MLG on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/M… Go to video page

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Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
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On Sale Now: http://goo.gl/O1YEMQ Free Song Download: http://goo.gl/63fAZw “They always try to write off the blues; well we’ve proven tonight that at least 9,000 people like the blues,” said celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa who released his highly anticipated Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At… Go to video page

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BLUES STORY: A Documentary
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The Story of the Blues told through the eyes of the artists who lived it. featuring: BB King Charles Brown Koko Taylor Buddy Guy Hubert Sumlin Robert Lockwood and many, many more . . . Go to video page

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Joanne Shaw Taylor, making of The Dirty Truth part…
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Joanne Shaw Taylor, making of The Dirty Truth part 2 Download Mud Honey now on iTunes http://geni.us/1Wu4 For more information visit - http://www.joanneshawtaylor.com Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy… Go to video page

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Joanne Shaw Taylor, making of The Dirty Truth
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Joanne Shaw Taylor, making of The Dirty Truth Download Mud Honey now on iTunes http://geni.us/1Wu4 For more information visit - http://www.joanneshawtaylor.com Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Throu… Go to video page

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Beth Hart - Better Than Home - Album Trailer
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The new album "Better Than Home"will be released worldwide on Provogue/Mascot Label Group in April 2015. Find out more about Beth Hart and her new album "Better Than Home" at http://BethHart.com. Pre order Better Than Home album: http://smarturl.it/BethHartStore Pre order Better Than Home bundles:… Go to video page

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Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

March 8th, 2015

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. ~ Robin Trower I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening to Robin Trower’s latest album "Something's About To Change." I...Read Entire Article

Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

February 23rd, 2015

Happy 71st Birthday to blues music legend Johnny Winter. We lost Winter last July, but his music will continue to be an inspiration to all his fans and blues lovers everywhere. Here's one of my favorite articles originally featured almost six years ago for the 40th Anniversary of his Self...Read Entire Article

Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

December 1st, 2013

On December 1st bass legend Jaco Pastorius would've been 62 years old... The following article was written in September 2008. Out of the many jazz posts I’ve done, this one is my favorite. Twenty six years after his tragic death, Jaco Pastorius’ extraordinary talent continues to generate a sentimental spot...Read Entire Article

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

July 1st, 2013

Today music legend Willie Dixon would have been 98 years old. The following is a piece I wrote in the spring of 2009. I've decided to re-post it to commemorate the man and this day in music history. And also for those who missed the article the first couple times...Read Entire Article

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

June 4th, 2013

Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical experience. Our roots and connection is as strong as ever regardless of the time that has passed. ~Dave Garber (guitar) FLASHBACK – XMAS NYC 2012 Last Christmas my wife TBBW and I got together with...Read Entire Article

Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater - Concert Review

Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater - Concert Review

May 5th, 2013

Two weeks ago I witnessed Joe Bonamassa and his band live at The Palms Pearl Concert Theatre in Las Vegas. This was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time. Not since perhaps Jeff Beck or Eric Clapton did I see the level of musicianship that unfolded...Read Entire Article

Blues Hall Of Fame Museum Benefit: Raise The Roof!  PPV Event March 24th

Blues Hall Of Fame Museum Benefit: Raise The Roof! PPV Event March 24th

March 17th, 2013

“I’m excited to be part of this event, and even more excited to have my friends join me in supporting the Blues Foundation. I think it is important for all of us to give back to the music that we love and to ensure that the history of Blues is...Read Entire Article

Jon Schwartz & The Kids Like Blues Band: Thematic Teaching Using The Blues

Jon Schwartz & The Kids Like Blues Band: Thematic Teaching Using The Blues

November 17th, 2012

Today I’m featuring an educational and entertaining guest post by Jon Schwartz - a second grade teacher at Garrison Elementary School located in Oceanside, California. When I was first made aware of Jon’s teaching endeavors, I was moved by his efforts in utilizing the blues as a vehicle for education...Read Entire Article

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

July 26th, 2012

(This following is a guest post written by Grace Beckett who briefly covers discography and current news for Bonnie Raitt, along with info regarding her latest album Slipstream... I've included a twitterstream and some of Raitt's videos from now and then for your viewing pleasure.)    Bonnie Raitt Anyone who is a...Read Entire Article

Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

June 18th, 2012

(Today I'm featuring a guest post by Grace Beckett, who briefly notes some of the top jazz musicians of all time. I've also included video and audio playlists for each artist, as well as links for additional  information. Please share your thoughts in the comment area below the post... If...Read Entire Article

Guitar Master Class: Review & Giveaway

Guitar Master Class: Review & Giveaway

June 4th, 2012

Guitar Master Class: Free 40 Techniques Solo Lesson (This giveaway is now closed... The 3 lucky winners have now been emailed. Thanks to all the participants.) It’s the first weekend of June and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the work that needs to be done around the house. There’s enough...Read Entire Article

Shakura S'Aida: Time... CD Review

Shakura S'Aida: Time... CD Review

May 14th, 2012

.....This album is my way of marking all of my TIMEs with music; accepting and celebrating all of the TIMEs and ways that the BLUES ROCK'ed my SOUL.... ~Shakura S'Aida A little over two years ago when I first heard the powerful and spirited voice of Shakura S’Aida , I knew...Read Entire Article

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Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info
The Blues Blogger 03/09/2015

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. ~ Robin Trower I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening to Robin Trower’s latest album "Something's About To Change." I quickly realized that being in workout mode at the gym wasn’t the best place to be listening to this for the first time. The music… Read More

Chops: Documentary Highlights Essentially Ellington Program
The Blues Blogger 06/28/2009

As many of you are already aware, I grew up listening to a lot of music. My earliest memories are of my father spinning his vast collection of jazz records. It was his appreciation of jazz that introduced me to the music of Duke Ellington and so many other jazz greats... My love of music carried over into my late teens and throughout high school. Most of my friends were musicians and… Read More

A Significant Day
The Blues Blogger 09/18/2008

Today is one of those days that will forever be remembered by most serious music lovers... It was 38 years ago today that Jimi Hendrix left us. His influence was and continues to be absolutely astounding. His legacy forever lives on and continues to blossom as times passes. Back almost a year ago, the very first post I ever wrote on this blog featured a piece on Jimi. You can view that post by clic… Read More

Electric Blues Masters (Part 1 of 3)
The Blues Blogger 10/27/2007

Like most beginning bloggers I was struggling with what might be a good idea for my very first post. I thought about going back and reflecting on icons like Robert Johnson and W.C. Handy. They were incredible human beings who motivated so many people. However, my influences come from people inspired by these delta bluesman. When I thought about this for a moment, I realized I had my firs… Read More

Electric Blues Masters (Part 3 of 3)
The Blues Blogger 10/25/2007

When you look back and think of all the major influences when it comes to the electric blues in the mid to late sixties, you cannot ignore what Jimi Hendrix brought to the music scene. Not usually known as a blues player to the general public, there was no doubt to many of the musicians who played with Hendrix that he had a great blues feel. He was influenced by musicians like Albert Kin… Read More

Blues Hall Of Fame Museum Benefit: Raise The Roof! PPV Event March 24th
The Blues Blogger 03/17/2013

“I’m excited to be part of this event, and even more excited to have my friends join me in supporting the Blues Foundation. I think it is important for all of us to give back to the music that we love and to ensure that the history of Blues is preserved. I’m also grateful to VenMundi for helping us contribute 50 percent of the proceeds in support of the Blues Hall of Fame Museum.”  ~Ea… Read More

Led Zeppelin: 40th Anniversary of Landmark Release
The Blues Blogger 01/26/2009

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s debut album. It’s a record that not only made a distinct impression on the music world, but also stimulated our imaginations; leading us on a alternate path into the blues/rock world. And a newly discovered one that would eventually give birth to heavy metal… January 1969 was the last year my family spent together in the… Read More

Steve Khan: The Blue Man
The Blues Blogger 10/06/2008

My son was asking me the other day about a picture I have hanging in my basement. It’s called The Blue Man and the artist is the late Jean Michel Folon. The artwork is also on the cover and is the title of one of my favorite guitarists Steve Khan’s albums. As my son is now 13 he is trying to understand the significance of some of the pieces of art I choose to display on the wall. He… Read More

The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes
The Blues Blogger 09/15/2008

As fall is just around the corner, there is a tradition in TheBluesBlogger household where we start organizing and freezing meals for the shorter cooler days to come… TBBW, or the TheBluesBloggersWife (for those new to this blog), has been more serious than ever in preparing healthy meals since my heart attack almost a year ago. On the menu for mass production and future consu… Read More

Electric Blues Masters (Part 2 of 3)
The Blues Blogger 10/26/2007

After school and on the weekends I enjoyed watching shows like Batman, Star Trek, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and my personal favourite Get Smart. My brother would also add that I was watching Lassie. Yes I admit it! Lassie was in syndication and I watched the show as much as I could. Did I mention in 1966 I was five years old? I-I-I … don’t care … I loved that dog! In the middl… Read More

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway
The Blues Blogger 06/04/2013

Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical experience. Our roots and connection is as strong as ever regardless of the time that has passed. ~Dave Garber (guitar) FLASHBACK – XMAS NYC 2012 Last Christmas my wife TBBW and I got together with my brother Dave and his family in New York City. Twenty years had passed since… Read More

Top Jazz Musicians of All Time
The Blues Blogger 06/19/2012

(Today I'm featuring a guest post by Grace Beckett, who briefly notes some of the top jazz musicians of all time. I've also included video and audio playlists for each artist, as well as links for additional  information. Please share your thoughts in the comment area below the post... If you'd like to contribute a guest post for The Blues Blogger, please click here for further detai… Read More

Joe Louis Walker: Appears on Conan March 5th
The Blues Blogger 03/04/2012

One Of My Favorite Performers Joe Louis Walker will be appearing on TBS’s Conan on Monday March 5th, 2012. JLW and his band will perform the song "Ride All Night" from his new Alligator Records debut CD Hellfire. Walker is no stranger to the music business. His discography includes 23 albums and 2 DVDs. And throughout his illustrious career has gathered four Blues Music Award… Read More

Lee Ritenour: 6 String Theory
The Blues Blogger 06/28/2010

This was an amazing album for me to produce and perform on... already one of my top favorites of recent times! ~ Lee Ritenour As you look back and explore through close to three years worth of material featured on The Blues Blogger, you’ll discover the vast majority of the articles are guitar influenced. Of course it has a lot to do with growing up surrounded by lots of music. I… Read More

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The Dirty Dozen
The Blues Blogger 07/20/2009

Saturday evenings is normally the time where I get the majority of my writing done for these posts. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I ended up just staring at my computer monitor yesterday. The words just weren’t happening. So I did something that, believe it or not, I haven’t done in a long time. Instead of gazing at a monitor, I turned my attention to the television. Scanning t… Read More

On The Road With Guitar Red
The Blues Blogger 07/23/2008

Debut Release Out Now [display_podcast] One of the best parts of being TheBluesBlogger is the info I receive regarding artists I may not be too familiar with. Some of them are real gems, which brings us to Lightnin In a Bottle, the upcoming release from Guitar Red. I didn't have the opportunity to take a full listen to GR's tunes until I hit the road for my family vacation… Read More

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News
The Blues Blogger 07/26/2012

(This following is a guest post written by Grace Beckett who briefly covers discography and current news for Bonnie Raitt, along with info regarding her latest album Slipstream... I've included a twitterstream and some of Raitt's videos from now and then for your viewing pleasure.)    Bonnie Raitt Anyone who is a fan of Blues music will know Bonnie Raitt, one of America's most renowned… Read More

Twittering the Blues: 10 Music Blips
The Blues Blogger 05/19/2009

Ten Random Music Blips Many of the posts you read on this blog have me venturing out to the country and engaging on a hike with my dog Lucille. Well, the past weekend Lucille stayed home and I took the family dirt biking instead. It was certainly a different experience for us. Unfortunately, I guess I'm not as familiar with the word clutch as I thought and lost control of the bike. One thing for… Read More

Canned Heat: A Feverish Flashback
The Blues Blogger 11/23/2008

The fall time flu has set in… The Blues Blogger has got it bad man! And yes …Like any typical guy, I’m whining and complaining like you wouldn’t believe. My wife TBBW has gone out because she says I look hideous. “You’re a mess, man. Get some sleep.” She’s right... So what do I do? Stare at my laptop screen and blink a lot… As I continued my gaze, a tune from my past began to play… Read More

Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On
The Blues Blogger 06/22/2008

New Album This Fall Elvin Bishop's heads back to his roots with his upcoming album The Blues Roll On due out Sept. 23, 2008... On this project Bishop pays tribute to the musicians who helped give him his start. Joining Elvin are appearances by blues greats: B. B. King, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, George Thorogood, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Tommy Castro and John Nemeth. Bishop d… Read More

Guitar Virtuosos:Ross & McKee
The Blues Blogger 05/13/2008

For the past year or so I've been listening to this guy called Andy McKee on Youtube. His playing reminded me of another guy that my wife TBBW just loves. And his name is Don Ross... I often thought to myself ... I wonder if TBBW has heard of Andy McKee? I also keep forgetting to ask her. So I decided to write a post that would help me not forget! Andy McKee was born in Topeka… Read More

Guitar Master Class: Review & Giveaway
The Blues Blogger 06/04/2012

Guitar Master Class: Free 40 Techniques Solo Lesson (This giveaway is now closed... The 3 lucky winners have now been emailed. Thanks to all the participants.) It’s the first weekend of June and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the work that needs to be done around the house. There’s enough yard-work, cleaning, painting, repairing and all round fine tuning to keep me busy the entir… Read More

A Message From The Blues Blogger
The Blues Blogger 02/28/2012

Site Update It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on the blog, so I thought I would take a moment to give you all a quick update. During my hiatus I concentrated on some offline matters. It wasn’t anything urgent; just things in life that often get overlooked and need re-focusing. As a result, (and my wife and son agree with me here) 2011 ended up being one of the very b… Read More

John Nemeth: Name The Day
The Blues Blogger 05/25/2010

"He's my idea of an up-and-coming blues singer. I don't see a lot of them out there, but I know one when I see him." ~Elvin Bishop It never fails! Whenever I’m writing an article and feeling under the weather, I’ll gaze at my monitor and eventually drift off on some nostalgic excursion. Usually my thought waves take me back to those soulful vinyl grooves of the sixties. That’s one… Read More

San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years
The Blues Blogger 08/03/2009

"The blues are an integral part of jazz and all music today," Over the past 20 years, San Jose Jazz has presented some of the greatest blues talent in the world and this year is no exception. This year's line-up will please everyone from the casual listener to the most avid blues fan." ~ Bruce Labadie, festival director Blues Stage Showcases Rising Talent and Audience Favorites… Read More