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Joe Louis Walker: Appears on Conan March 5th

Joe Louis Walker: Appears on Conan March 5th

One Of My Favorite PerformersJoe 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...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
The Robert Cray Band: New Album "This Time" Keeps You Rockin'

The Robert Cray Band: New Album "This Time" Keeps You Rockin'

Inside the Car I was anxiously tapping my fingers on the steering wheel… My wife waved to her mother who was looking out the front window alongside our son and dog. Often the challenges of everyday life make it hard to configure moments alone with your spouse. It had been a...Read Entire Article
Tal Wilkenfeld: Bass Guitar Prodigy

Tal Wilkenfeld: Bass Guitar Prodigy

This is an article I wrote last year... As there are so many new readers of The Blues Blogger in 2009, there's a chance you may have missed this one. If you've already seen this, I hope you enjoy it the second time around... November 2008I used to get a little...Read Entire Article
Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

I would run into the house because Mandy (a girl I went to elementary school with) would try and kiss me yet again. Not my idea of fun when I was nine years old… My brother still teases me about that to this day… ~ tbb My brother has only recently...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

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
Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

"When I get on stage, it's like electrifying, you know, I light up and just get into the crowd. I've had people come up to me after the show who say, 'You know, when I came to your show, hey, I was down and out, but now I feel so...Read Entire Article
Asa: Self Titled Release Debuts on Mercer Street Records

Asa: Self Titled Release Debuts on Mercer Street Records

Occasionally I like putting together posts which venture slightly outside TheBluesBlogger norm… It’s interesting, because when I do, they end up being some of the more popular articles on my site. An example of this is two pieces I wrote on singer Sade. One called Sade: The Wait Continues, and...Read Entire Article
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Play The Music of Ray Charles - DVD Review

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Play The Music of Ray Charles - DVD Review

>In many of my past articles I often reflect on the different genres of music that surrounded me while growing up. I recall my parents listening to Ray Charles and fondly remember how his music caught my imagination back then. There was always a brilliant blend of vibrant energy that...Read Entire Article

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3 months ago

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I’m moved by the latest song “Hello, Highway” by John Fusco. A cathartic personal tune written on his recent trip back to Visit the Mississippi Delta after 30+ years. While driving up Highway 61, John discovers the ghosts of his youth and makes a return #BackToTheCrossroads. Produced by Cody Dickinson, the song is haunting, soulful and hopeful. Take a listen. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Leslie Carswell Johnson AKA Lazy Lester - The Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame inductee (2012) from Torras, Louisiana - stars in a fantastic new GEICO ad alongside the Gecko. (Thanks Cary from Conqueroo for letting me know) Yes, the #Blues is alive and well...

youtu.be/MNFbmyKqLfIThe Gecko finds himself in Memphis, Tenn., riffing with blues legend Lazy Lester. Subscribe to GEICO: on.gei.co/2kvNnOw COMMERCIAL CAST: Lazy Lester -...
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4 months ago

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Multi talented award winning writer-producer John Fusco wrote his 1st screenplay 'Crossroads' as a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He recently went #BackToTheCrossRoads to record some ORGANically inspired tunes. Produced by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, his first single "Drink Takes the Man" from the upcoming 'Back to the Crossroads' LP sounds awesome! Take a listen ---> itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drink-takes-the-man-single/1387060078 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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Remembering Memphis Minnie - Born #OnThisDay June 3, 1897. She played a significant role in the development of electric blues in the 30’s and 40’s. And once defeated Big Bill Broonzy in a battle of the #blues for a bottle of gin and whiskey -
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6 months ago

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“If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs.” ~Bob Dylan

Remembering the “Father of the Delta Blues” Charley Patton, who passed away on this day Apr 28, 1934. Often considered one of the most important American musicians of the 20th century.
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6 months ago

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"Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began to crawl..."🎶

Remembering blues legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee (1983) Albert King - Born On This Day April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi

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7 months ago

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"With the money I save eating these sandwiches, I can buy a handful of resistors..."

Remembering the great Leo Fender, who passed away On This Day (03/21/1991) Fender's panache for instrument design inspired some of the greatest musicians (past and present) create some amazing #music
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10 months ago

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Remembering Blues legend Paul Butterfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay Dec 17,1942 - Butterfield was a major influence for me and the creation of my blog. His impact on the electric blues scene and the rest of the music world can still be felt today.

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10 months ago

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Remembering Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. "Big Mama" got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlem's Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168 ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

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Remembering singer/harmonica player - music legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee - Junior Wells. Born #OnThisDay Dec 9th. His 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues was a classic! Here's my musical flashback of this truly inspirational artist. Any memories you'd like to share? -
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youtu.be/KWiVUVN6Pd0From "Messin' With The Blues" Live in Montreux Jazz Festival, 1974 Buddy Guy and Junior Wells opening the show for Muddy Waters. With Bill Wyman, Pinetop Per...
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1 years ago

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Remembering The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee (1988) James Milton Campbell Jr, better known as Little Milton - Born #OnThisDay (Sept 7, 1934 – Aug 4, 2005)

youtu.be/j4z-oGv1cbwMusic video by Little Milton performing We're Gonna Make It.
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1 years ago

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Happy #NationalDogDay - Does your furry friend have the #blues today? Why not play some Howlin' Woof? (Yes, I know.... A little obvious) Any other suggestions? (Cartoon art by R.K. Wright) ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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On today's date August 6th, 1973 Memphis Minnie passed away... Known as a #blues pioneer, Minnie was more than a good artist, she could hold her own against any of the blues artists of her time. Most importantly she influenced many of today’s successful and aspiring guitarists.

Here's a link to one of my articles on her:

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