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Memphis Minnie: Blues Pioneer

Memphis Minnie: Blues Pioneer

The previous post I wrote featured Etta Baker. It was derived by some rather mocking and playful remarks made TheBluesBloggersWife or for short TBBW. She felt I was totally overlooking some of the more influential women that played the blues. She was right!I then started the research process … What...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
Remembering Joe Zawinul

Remembering Joe Zawinul

"There is nothing wrong with electronic music as long as you're putting some soul behind the technology." ~ Joe Zawinul Today marks what would have been Joe Zawinul's 78th birthday. I remember first hearing Zawinul in my early teens when I worked part time in the blues and jazz department of...Read Entire Article
Samantha Fish: Wild Heart | Album Review

Samantha Fish: Wild Heart | Album Review

Before listening to 'Wild Heart,' the third album release for Samantha Fish I must admit I wasn't too familiar with her work. I've heard her name over the years mostly through Mike Zito, an outstanding musician from St. Louis whose music I've really enjoyed. Fish worked with Zito on her...Read Entire Article
Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Contest Winner

Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Contest Winner

The winner of the Al Di Meola Birthday Trivia Challenge was Paul F! He had a score of 100% and won an Official Al Di Meola Prize Pack from Return2forever.com Congratulations Paul!Thank you all for playing, and if you did not win, you can still order your own Return to...Read Entire Article
The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Continues

The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Continues

The following article was written in the summer of 2008. It was a little untimely then, as it was just 39 years since The Allman Brothers Band’s debut release, and still many months before the 40th Anniversary tour. So I’m re-posting for those who missed it. And to commemorate the...Read Entire Article
Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

"You like blues? I'll give you the blues. Don't call your mother for another week, and I guarantee you'll have the blues..." ~ my mom After all these years writing as The Blues Blogger, I rarely mention my mother. Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I’d give her a bit...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
Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

“While the music on my new album covers a lot of influences, I still think of myself as a blues player, whatever I’m doing.” ~ Colin Linden On Sept. 25th roots singer/guitarist/producer Colin Linden will release his latest recording entitled Rich In Love on Stony Plain Records. This is Linden’s first...Read Entire Article

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