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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
Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Clarksdale, MS After our tour of the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, we walked to our rental vehicle which was parked at Delta University. Pulling out of the lot, we headed north on Highway 61 to Clarksdale; our base for the remainder of our road trip...The last time I was in Clarksdale...Read Entire Article
Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Driving up from Greenville during my Mississippi Delta road trip last month, I made a brief stop in Cleveland, MS. On the outskirts of the city within a few miles, you will find blues treasures like Po Monkey’s Juke Joint and Dockery Farms; the place where Charley Patton, Son House,...Read Entire Article
Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS

The previous day on my Mississippi journey was a 16-hour marathon of road tripping, touring, dining and visiting friends in Vicksburg. The following morning, we made a brief stop for a cappuccino at The Highway 61 Coffee Shop on Washington street in downtown Vicksburg. Afterwards, we got back on Highway...Read Entire Article
Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Early Morning Before checking out of the Gold Strike Casino Hotel in Tunica, I took one last look at the magnificent view of the Mighty Mississippi from my room. After a delicious breakfast at The Blue and White Restaurant, we topped off our Mazda CX-5 at the gas station next door,...Read Entire Article

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