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Joanne Shaw Taylor: Diamonds in the Dirt - Podcast

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Diamonds in the Dirt - Podcast

It Was Almost Two Years Agothat I stumbled upon Joanne Shaw Taylor's debut release White Sugar. It was the first weekend of Spring 2009 and I was getting ready to take my family on a country excursion for a few days. Impressed with what I heard, (and convinced my...Read Entire Article
Electric Blues Masters (Part 2 of 3)

Electric Blues Masters (Part 2 of 3)

After school and on the weekends I enjoyed watching shows like Batman, Star Trek, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and my personal favourite Get Smart. My brother would also add that I was watching Lassie. Yes I admit it! Lassie was in syndication and I watched the show as much...Read Entire Article
Shakura S’Aida: Brown Sugar North American Release April 13th,2010

Shakura S’Aida: Brown Sugar North American Release April 13th,2010

"I am truly blessed by all the incredible opportunities I have had." My life has been filled with amazing adventures; I can't wait to see what happens next!" ~ Shakura S’Aida My wife and I packed our bags. After the crazy year we've had so far we decided to run away....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
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
Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

The 1st International Jazz AwardsSunday June 29th, 2008 is the date where some of the best musicians will come together to honor legendary Jazz artists and their music. This event will take place in Beverly Hills, California at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Comedian D.L. Hughley will...Read Entire Article
Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

The following article was originally written back in 2009... As today (July 30th, 2016) is Buddy Guy's 80th birthday, I decided to re-post one of my favorite reflective pieces with some updated touring info for 2016.  I hope you enjoy it! ~tbb In the Summer of 2008 I was asked to write...Read Entire Article
Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

"When I get on stage, it's like electrifying, you know, I light up and just get into the crowd. I've had people come up to me after the show who say, 'You know, when I came to your show, hey, I was down and out, but now I feel so...Read Entire Article
Gene Krupa: King of Cool

Gene Krupa: King of Cool

I love spring! It’s a time when I get most of my thoughts together and organized for the remainder of the year. At least I try anyway... I take my workouts outdoors with my golden retriever Lucille and together with her smiling fur face we explore the hiking trails and...Read Entire Article

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