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Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

It’s Sunday and I’m recovering (believe it or not) from a Christmas party I attended with my wife last night. In spite of not feeling in the holiday spirit just yet, it was a good time and the function gave my wife and I the opportunity to spend some quality...Read Entire Article
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

"I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud." ~ B. B. King Early MorningThe clanking of blinds could be heard as the approaching autumn breeze sailed throughout...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
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
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

Classic Album Celebrates 50 Years Since Release The following article was written back in October 2009… At the time it was the 2nd anniversary of my blog, and I was reminiscing about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's album East West, and the influence it had on so many people. In 2009 PBBB still...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
Bring On The Blues: Documentary by Elvis D'Silva

Bring On The Blues: Documentary by Elvis D'Silva

It was a fascinating experience meeting all these people most of whom work other jobs and learning that for a lot of them blues music is a burning passion. They make time to hone their craft and keep alive their love for the blues by playing small venues whenever they...Read Entire Article
Terry Kath: Wishing You Were Here

Terry Kath: Wishing You Were Here

The persona of The Blues Blogger has allowed me to do a lot of soul searching and ponder aspects of my life in a way that was never possible before. It’s given me a canvas in which to express myself, and at the same time feature artists that have inspired...Read Entire Article
Guitar Virtuosos:Ross & McKee

Guitar Virtuosos:Ross & McKee

For the past year or so I've been listening to this guy called Andy McKee on Youtube. His playing reminded me of another guy that my wife TBBW just loves. And his name is Don Ross...I often thought to myself ... I wonder if TBBW has heard of Andy McKee?...Read Entire Article

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