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Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

"The truth, according to this remarkable album, is that Ruthie Foster is one of America's finest soul-blues artists... a full-on blast of soul and blues... The combination of a talented band, powerful songs, and Foster's roaring gospel-inspired vocals leaves Truth with no weak spots among its dozen tracks. If this...Read Entire Article
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo Tour 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo Tour 2010

I used to be a little insecure about whether I could sing the blues authentically. I can do my version of it, and this has our stamp on it. It would be an empty exercise if we weren't bringing something to the party." ~Tom Petty A steady wave of contagious blues...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
Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

As I’ve previously mentioned, this month marks the 1st anniversary of The Blues Blogger site. This time last year, because of the circumstances surrounding my own health, I needed an outlet for my creativity that I had bottled up for many years…The persona of The Blues Blogger became that means...Read Entire Article
Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

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
Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 1)

Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 1)

Day One It was a mellow early morning  plane ride to Memphis, so I closed the window blind and took  a rare opportunity to drift off in-flight…A flash-back to my childhoodI could see my brother (an early teenager at the time) strapping on his baby blue Fender Mustang. Occasionally my...Read Entire Article
Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

A few weeks back I received a message from a friend informing me about a new release by Murali Coryell called Sugar Lips. This immediately brought to mind an album review I did last October for Joe Louis Walker’s latest Between A Rock And The Blues. There were many memorable...Read Entire Article
John Mayall: Sensational New Album - Find A Way to Care

John Mayall: Sensational New Album - Find A Way to Care

"I really wanted to feature John's keyboard playing on this record. He's truly one of the most lyrical, economical and under rated keyboardists around. We also wanted to change things up a bit after the success of "A Special Life" and the addition of a horn section on several tracks...Read Entire Article
The Jewish Influence in Blues and Jazz

The Jewish Influence in Blues and Jazz

The following was written November of 2007 and was originally featured on blogcritics.org. It came at a tough time where I was doing a lot of soul searching. Certainly one of my more personal pieces, it represents the creative building blocks for this blog and the therapeutic road to my...Read Entire Article

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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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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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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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“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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"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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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