Follow The Blues Blogger On Twitter

Best of The Blues Blogger

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
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
Gino Vannelli: Moment to Moment (Part 1 of 2)

Gino Vannelli: Moment to Moment (Part 1 of 2)

When I first started this blog I mentioned I hadn’t written much in the past 20 years. Since my heart attack last fall, I decided I would take a journey and rediscover myself through my love of writing and joy of music... As a result TheBluesBlogger was born and I...Read Entire Article
Delmark Records: It Ain't Over

Delmark Records: It Ain't Over

The Blues Foundation will present the 31st Annual Blues Music Awards (formally known as "W.C. Handy Awards,") on May 6, 2010, from the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Artists, industry reps and supporters from around the world will have the opportunity to celebrate the finest in Blues recording and...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

“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
San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

"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...Read Entire Article
Welcome to TheBluesBlogger.com

Welcome to TheBluesBlogger.com

I am now seeing a big rise in traffic to this site! I thought it was important to officially say hello and acknowledge the readers of this Blog. A big part of this traffic is returning readers. I am very flattered and humbled by your loyalty and kind comments via...Read Entire Article
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

Classic Album Celebrates 50 Years Since Release The following article was written back in October 2009… At the time it was the 2nd anniversary of my blog, and I was reminiscing about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's album East West, and the influence it had on so many people. In 2009 PBBB still...Read Entire Article
Eric Clapton: New Release “Clapton” out September 28th

Eric Clapton: New Release “Clapton” out September 28th

"This album wasn’t what it was intended to be at all. It’s actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that weren’t really on the map... If it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only...Read Entire Article

Facebook Posts

2 weeks ago

The Blues Blogger

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...
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The Blues Blogger

"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
... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

The Blues Blogger

“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
... See MoreSee Less

“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

6 months ago

The Blues Blogger

"Leave your ego, play the music, love the people."

Remembering one of my favorite #blues artists, the late great Luther Allison - Born #OnThisDay (Aug 17, 1939 - Aug 12,1997)youtube.com
... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

The Blues Blogger

This commercial never gets old - Remembering the great Les Paul guitarist-inventor who passed away #OnThisDay August 13, 2009. What are some of your favourite Les Paul moments? ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Invented multi track recording too just quietly.

The man !! 😍

7 months ago

The Blues Blogger

Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - "(Won't Be) Coming Home" ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - (Wont Be) Coming Home

7 months ago

The Blues Blogger

Joe Bonamassa is playing Live with Kimmel's Band on 07-28-16 ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

The Blues Blogger

Remembering guitarist Michael Bernard “Mike” Bloomfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay 1943... He took the blues world by storm for his stunning work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. This led to gigs as lead guitarist on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and Super Sessions in 1968 along with Al Kooper. He was also a founding member of the short lived band The Electric Flag. Did Mike Bloomfield’s playing have an effect on you?

ow.ly/qVrh302yr6CKiller color video of Mike Bloomfield in his heyday and his gorgeous Les Paul!!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Played a stormer on look over yonders wall on the Paul Butterfields blues band l.p

One of the all time greats! 😉

I have the Mike Bloomfield Sessions album

Don't forget about Elvin Bishop!!!

master guitar player

You'll like this one Wes Robinson.

Wine wine wine.......

I am not a guitarist but speaking as fan, I think that he was right up there with Clapton and Hendrix.

I probably listened to East West hundreds of times. We went to the Whisky to see Electric Flag and they let us sit on the stage with them, true story.

a brilliant guitarist... a tragic self-destruct...

Move over Stevie, Jeff , Carlos, Eric, and Jimmy

I love that guitar!

That was damn good !!!

i bought two albums in downtown san francisco after getting off the bus from merced in the fall of 66 going back to school. light my fire by the doors and the paul butterfield blues band. saw mike at the fillmore with the paul butterfield blues band. saw the doors about 5 times, once in the spring of 67 in merced

joli son mais pas mal d'approximations la penta mineure ne fait pas tout mais bon c'est pas recent !

Great, thanks a lot!!!!

+ View previous comments

7 months ago

The Blues Blogger

One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album? ... See MoreSee Less

One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album?

Comment on Facebook

It changed everything for me. It was my gateway to the original blues.

If I remember right John, was that the Album(LP) cover photo. I think you brought that to one of our rehearsals( practises). In those days we would sit down and take of the "words" of the songs. I think they now call them, " lyrics"

The album cover alone alone...made me want to know more...about who these guys were and about their music.

Are you referring to Hideaway by Freddy King?

Still awesome after all these years. Whenever I feel the need to refresh my roots I go back to this (and Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers; as does Eric who incidentally has recently said that the Beano Album was his template for everything that followed)

Had it vinyl now I have it on CD

I still have the vinyl in my home in Thailand.

Great album. Have it in mono and stereo.

Still have the album....laid the way for many blues fans......

I' ve worn out 2 vinyl copies and 2 cds as well. Yes I'd say it influenced me

Used to have it am sure stepping out was on it as well another brilliant instrumental from slow hand

Got me started on guitar - still sounds fresh.

Classic

Awesome

I loved this album.

Still got a copy somewhere

Followed it by getting Fresh Cream the day it came out.

This and much of Mayal's early material along with Big Bill Broonzy. Still love to this day.

Yes! Great album, no doubt about it, still got mine.

Lucky enough to have gotten to see the legend couple years ago.

My Bible.

Ground breaking LP. It changed my life, for sure.

Big time guitar album

I was but not that long ago. Maybe 40 years ago.

Got the album. We saw John Mayall in concert last year, here in Melbourne! In his 80's and he 'still got the blues'! I actually shook his hand (He was personally selling his CD's in the lobby!)

+ View previous comments

8 months ago

The Blues Blogger

“I play any piano with a good tune.” ~Pinetop Perkins. Born #OnThisDay in Belzoni, MS. (07/07/1913 - 03/21/2011) ... See MoreSee Less

“I play any piano with a good tune.” ~Pinetop Perkins. Born #OnThisDay in Belzoni, MS. (07/07/1913 - 03/21/2011)