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Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick post to wish all Blues Blogger readers across the United States a Happy Thanksgiving. This blog continues to grow and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm... Of course no Blues Blogger post would be complete without a song or...Read Entire Article
The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

blockquote>Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical experience. Our roots and connection is as strong as ever regardless of the time that has passed. ~Dave Garber (guitar)FLASHBACK – XMAS NYC 2012 Last Christmas my wife TBBW and I got together with...Read Entire Article
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
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
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
Robert Johnson: Stop Breakin' Down

Robert Johnson: Stop Breakin' Down

Today would have been Robert Johnson's 99th birthday. I'm not sure what I could ever say about Johnson that hasn't been said, written or played before. I wanted to put together a post to commemorate the day. But I really didn't know where to begin, and how to put together...Read Entire Article
Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

This Prize Giveaway Has Now EndedCongratulations to: mottsville2coolWhat started as a therapeutic blog after suffering my heart attack last year, TheBluesBlogger.com has turned into a destination for people who like a reflective look on blues and jazz with a unique personal perspective. To date I'm very pleased with the positive response...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

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7 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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8 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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10 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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11 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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1 years 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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1 years 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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1 years 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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2 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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