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  • John Lee Hooker's 'Whiskey & Wimmen' tops list of best new blues releases

    John Lee Hooker's 'Whiskey & Wimmen' tops list of best new blues releases

    Sometime this August (the exact date is uncertain) will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the highly-influential bluesman John Lee Hooker. Just about every blues player today owes a debt to Hooker, and his guitar playing style has influenced countless rock performers, from early acts like Bo...
  • Exclusive premiere: Listen to Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's new single 'Footprints On The Moon'

    Exclusive premiere: Listen to Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's new single 'Footprints On The Moon'

    Siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, a bluesy, retro-rock duo, will be releasing their sophomore full-length album Go on May 5. Today, their newest single from the album "Footprints On The Moon" featuring Danny Lewis of Gov't Mule was released, and you can stream it here. The song, which features...
  • Gary Clark Jr. adds new dates to spring/summer 2017 tour

    Gary Clark Jr. adds new dates to spring/summer 2017 tour

    Guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Clark Jr. is making the most of his upcoming trek across North America. Clark has added a bunch of new live dates that pad out an already-packed touring itinerary this spring and summer. The recently added shows include stops in Toronto, Las Vegas, Aspen, Colo...
  • Nevis Blues Festival: Line up of international players includes Simon McBride, Ben Waters

    Nevis Blues Festival: Line up of international players includes Simon McBride, Ben Waters

    Can you really get the blues on a beautiful Caribbean island? If its blues music that you’re talking about, the answer is a resounding “yes” as the Nevis Blues Festival hits the beach April 7-8. The West Indies island of Nevis has been in the spotlight lately not only as a great island getaway, but...
  • Alison Moyet announces fall world tour

    Alison Moyet announces fall world tour

    This fall, singer-songwriter Alison Moyet will be hitting the road. The multifaceted performer’s world tour will be comprised of three legs, beginning in North America this September before moving to the Australia and New Zealand in October. Moyet’s tour will then transition to the United Kingdom...
  • Charlie Daniels' memoir 'Never Look at the Empty Seats' to be released Oct. 24

    Charlie Daniels' memoir 'Never Look at the Empty Seats' to be released Oct. 24

    Charlie Daniels, an acclaimed musician who has left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape, is releasing his official memoir, “Never Look at the Empty Seats,” on Oct. 24, 2017, according to an announcement on thte Charlie Daniels website on March 14, 2017. With a career that has spanned...
  • Interview: Robert Randolph & The Family Band gets ready to kick off their spring tour

    Interview: Robert Randolph & The Family Band gets ready to kick off their spring tour

    Robert Randolph & The Family Band first exploded onto the music scene in the early 2000s. 2002’s Live at the Wetlands put them on the map and after becoming a crowd favorite along the festival circuit their music caught the attention of the guitar legend himself, Sir Eric Clapton. Since then...
  • Gov't Mule extends 2017 U.S. tour schedule

    Gov't Mule extends 2017 U.S. tour schedule

    Gov't Mule will continue rocking fans across the U.S. in 2017. Led by ex-Allman Brother Band guitarist Warren Haynes, the veteran jam band has unveiled nine new headlining shows in support of their as-yet-untitled tenth studio album, which is expected to hit shelves sometime in May. Haynes and...
  • 5 best Elle King lyrics

    5 best Elle King lyrics

    Elle King's career took off when the hit single "Ex's and Oh's" climbed the charts and finally got noticed on mainstream. Her down to earth sass and raspy vocals is a breath of fresh air with her blended genres of blues, rock, folk and soul. King crossed over into the country market singing on Dierk...
  • AXS review: Shinyribs keeps the focus on fun with 'I Got Your Medicine'

    AXS review: Shinyribs keeps the focus on fun with 'I Got Your Medicine'

    The last year in Americana music has been one for introspective albums. It seems like practically every artist has turned their gaze inward, penning deeply personal missives about life, loss, love, and politics. Sometimes you want a break from all of that earnestness. You want to turn off your brain...
  • Shane Henry releases fiery  new blues track 'Save Me'

    Shane Henry releases fiery new blues track 'Save Me'

    Singer-songwriter Shane Henry has released a new single from his upcoming album Light in the Dark. “Save Me” is a blistering blues-rock number in which Henry desperately begs for salvation, even though it might be unreachable. The song really gives Henry a chance to show off his guitar playing chops...
  • Imelda May back with latest single 'Black Tears'

    Imelda May back with latest single 'Black Tears'

    Rockabilly babe Imelda May returns with a new single that strips back her previously gregarious, big band sound. "Black Tears" is a quiet and soulful ballad featuring guitar legend, Jeff Beck. It is off her upcoming album Life Love Flesh Blood which will be out April 7. May gives an intimate...
  • Natalia M. King makes her stand in Bluezzin T’il Dawn, a new album of stunning originality and depth — out now in the U.S.

    Natalia M. King delivers us from the mundane in ‘Bluezzin T’il Dawn’

    It’s quite telling that one of the only two covers on Natalia M. King’s Bluezzin T’il Dawn is Lady Day’s “Don’t Explain.” King’s voice is completely original, yet completely reverential for the original bluesy jazz Billie Holiday brought to the script. If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, King...
  • Bonnie Raitt expands 2017 tour of North America

    Bonnie Raitt expands 2017 tour of North America

    Bonnie Raitt continues to extend her busy 2017 world tour schedule. The 10-time |Grammy winner has extended her North American leg with nearly a dozen new dates in Canada. The 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee made the announcement via a news release posted on Jan. 18 at her official Bonnie...
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    The National Blues Museum: A new star makes the scene in St. Louis

    St. Louis, Missouri is home to one of the nation’s most instantly-recognizable and iconic monuments: The Gateway Arch. Situated along the bank of the Mississippi River on the spot where St. Louis was founded, the monument symbolically represents the country’s growth and honors the bold folks who led...
  • Ladies play the blues: Women represent with some of the year's best blues releases

    Ladies play the blues: Women represent with some of the year's best blues releases

    It has been a good year for fans of blues music as dozens and dozens of stellar albums have been released. A good deal of the year’s hottest blues CDs are from female performers or bands that are fronted by a woman, and we honor them here with our picks for some of the best. And while we think all...
  • Rising Blues Rock Artist is advanced way beyond her years

    Rising Blues Rock Artist is advanced way beyond her years

    There is a level of feeling that a seventeen year old artist can bring to the stage that can be simply amazing. Ally Venable is a seventeen year old female blues rock artist who possesses a certain amount of abilities that stretch well beyond her years. She immediately can transform her audiences...
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