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Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

As mentioned on many past articles, I grew up listening to a lot of music around the house while growing up. In my teens I worked in a fairly upscale record store. However, I wasn’t anywhere near these places when I was first heard Roy Buchanan’s music.I was in high...Read Entire Article
Hill Country Revue: Debut Release Makes a Move

Hill Country Revue: Debut Release Makes a Move

Father’s Day Weekend 2009 Now that summer has definitely arrived, it was time to work on some long overdue yardwork. My deck was starting to rot and was in need of a slight overhaul. So Friday night I got all the necessities for the job and setup delivery for the following...Read Entire Article
Janiva Magness: Blues With a Soulful Expression

Janiva Magness: Blues With a Soulful Expression

This coming Thursday May7th the 30th Blues Music Awards will be presented at The Cook Convention Center in Memphis. Janiva Magness will be performing and is also nominated in several categories. In addition, Magness is a national spokesperson for Casey Family Programs which promotes foster care. They're also a...Read Entire Article
Growing Up With Dion: From "The Wanderer" to Son of Skip James

Growing Up With Dion: From "The Wanderer" to Son of Skip James

The following article was originally posted on Blogcritics.org and TheBluesBlogger site on December 15, 2007. I received some email requesting that I re-post the original article as many of my newer readers may not have seen this... As Dion has just recently released a new album called "Giants of Early...Read Entire Article
A Message From The Blues Blogger

A Message From The Blues Blogger

Site UpdateIt’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...Read Entire Article
Shemekia Copeland: Upcoming Release Is Called Never Going Back

Shemekia Copeland: Upcoming Release Is Called Never Going Back

Well it's the first weekend of 2009... The past several weeks have been busy for The Blues Blogger. Lots of work and holiday season preparation. On a sour note, after a 14 year run it marked the end of our washing machine... We made it through. However, some of the...Read Entire Article
A Significant Day

A Significant Day

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...Read Entire Article
Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Saturday Morning While attempting to sleep in, I got this feeling someone was staring at me. When I opened my eyes I noticed my golden retriever Lucille her snout resting on the bed staring at me; blinking with that anticipating gaze… I knew what she wanted. I had promised to...Read Entire Article
Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Contest Winner

Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Contest Winner

The winner of the Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Challenge was Paul F! He had a score of 100% and won an Official Al Di Meola Prize Pack from Return2forever.com Congratulations Paul!Thank you all for playing, and if you did not win, you can still order your own Return to...Read Entire Article

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2 months ago

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King of the Delta #Blues Robert Johnson was born #OnThisDay (May 8,1911 - Aug 16,1938) One of the most influential musicians of all time...

thebluesblogger.com/852/robert-johnson-stop-breakin-down - youtu.be/SElPERvFIwQLike in facebook the pages: R.C. Álamo Blues ; RC Alamo Delta Blues ; The most beautiful Cigar Box Guitars ; I Love Resos thanks!
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I've been to the so called Crossroads in Clarksdale .

2 months ago

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"Them pains... When blues pains grab you, you'll sing the blues right." Happy Birthday to #blues guitarist and captivating singer Otis Rush. #BornOnThisDay Apr 29, 1935 - Here's a piece on Otis I wrote way back when - thebluesblogger.com/608/otis-rush-i-cant-quit-you-baby

youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DMOtis with Fred Below,Myers
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2 months ago

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“Hard luck and trouble is my only friend. I been on my own ever since I was ten...”🎵Thinking of the late great Albert King born 94 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 25, 1923 - Dec 21, 1992)

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youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqcAlbert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign
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3 months ago

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Remembering one of my favorite guitar players Gary Moore - Who was born 65 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 4, 1952 - Feb 6, 2011) He sure is missed! youtu.be/4O_YMLDvvnwCry guitar, cry.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gary Moore brilliant Blues man and guitarist :-)

One of his best songs! Thanks

3 months ago

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"What Muddy did for us is what we should do for others. HE PASSED IT ON." - Keith Richards

Happy birthday in blues heaven to Muddy Waters!
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3 months ago

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"I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist..." ~Eric Clapton

Happy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope you're feeling better.
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I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist... ~Eric ClaptonHappy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope youre feeling better.

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Happy Birthday! May your day bring you joy and love.

& a fine one at that! HBD2UEC!!

3 months ago

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Remembering Memphis #music legend and #Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rufus Thomas, born 100 years ago #OnThisDay (Mar 26, 1917- Dec 15, 2001) He was also known (amongst many monikers) as "The Funkiest Man Alive"The first Hit of the great singer and showman ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Check out this fantastic Lyric Video "Boogie Man" by Eric Gales featuring Gary Clark Jr from the upcoming release Middle Of The Road.
youtu.be/rnGywPZu_RIOfficial lyric video for Eric Gales' "Boogie Man (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)" from the new studio album 'Middle Of The Road'. 'Middle Of The Road' will be release...
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4 months ago

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"Keep On Growing" from our upcoming album/film Live From The Fox Oakland is definitely a highlight for any guitar-lovers out there. Give it a good watch and a close listen and see how long into Derek's solo it takes before the hair on your neck starts to stand up.

Pre-order Live From The Fox Oakland here -- tedeschitrucksband.themerchcollective.com/collections/oakland-preorder -- and you can win a Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG along with tickets and backstage passes to any TTB show in 2017 (plus a $1,000 Visa card to help with expenses).

Live From The Fox Oakland Album Tracklist:
1. Don’t Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
8. Anyhow
9. Right On Time
10. Leavin’ Trunk
11. Don’t Drift Away
12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
13. I Pity The Fool
14. Ali
15. Let Me Get By
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10 months ago

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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee Hooker

Remembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd
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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee HookerRemembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd