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Susan Tedeschi: Going Back To The River With Her Latest Release

Susan Tedeschi: Going Back To The River With Her Latest Release

I Love Music!These are the opening three words I wrote for TheBluesBlogger site. It was a year ago this weekend that I published my about me page and my first blog post. For the first time in many years, I had a lot of time to relax and reflect on...Read Entire Article
Where Is Sade: The Wait Goes On

Where Is Sade: The Wait Goes On

UPDATE: The Wait Is Over: Soldier of Love Coming Feb 8, 2010Around 10 months ago I wrote a post on singer Sade. You can view that article by clicking here... TheBluesBlogger site was fairly new and I mentioned briefly that I had guitars on my wall for arts sake. They...Read Entire Article
Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

"I wanted to take time out to really work on my craft and make sure that when I did an album it was the best that I could do."-JST The articles you read on TheBluesBlogger have me drifting through time... I love writing about the past and the music that was...Read Entire Article
The Animals: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

The Animals: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

This post is going to be brief as I’ve been a little under the weather this past weekend… Whenever I feel this way I tend to drift off somewhere out of the norm. I’m not sure why that is, but it happens every time… Shuffling slowly around the house, I...Read Entire Article
Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater - Concert Review

Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater - Concert Review

Two weeks ago I witnessed Joe Bonamassa and his band live at The Palms Pearl Concert Theatre in Las Vegas. This was one of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time. Not since perhaps Jeff Beck or Eric Clapton did I see the level of musicianship that unfolded...Read Entire Article
Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

I am aware that some articles I write are going to appeal to some of my readers more than others. We all have different tastes. I am purposely testing my boundaries when it comes to these posts. Remember it is a reflective blues and jazz revue! It does lean mostly...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
Luther Allison: Songs From The Road

Luther Allison: Songs From The Road

"Leave your ego, play the music, love the people." ~Luther Allison Even though we expect it at some point, it’s still never easy to say goodbye to those we love. Especially when that person plays such an important part in your life… The recent passing of a close family member has...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

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8 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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9 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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9 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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11 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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11 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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12 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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2 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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2 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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