Author Archives: Mike

Christmas and New Year’s Blues

Finish off the year with another fine edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour… This time around, we’ve got music from Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Black Stone Cherry, Don Bryant, and more, including some sounds of the season from Billy … Continue reading

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Mojo Risin’: Gambling on the future of the blues with Seth Rosenbloom

Here’s some more sneaking slow blues for you, this time from a young guitarist and singer out of the Northeast U.S. named Seth Rosenbloom, who shows his chops both musically and vocally on this delightful cover of B.B. King’s “Gambler’s … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater’s Lowdown Lonesome Feeling

Here’s a great video we came across from one of the surviving masters of the Chicago blues, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, who, at 82, is still knocking around both on stage and in the studio, with Clearwater currently in the … Continue reading

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John Lee Hooker again proves undisputed King of the Boogie on 5-disc centennial retrospective

This spring, we told you about a 16-song collection purporting to contain the finest recordings of guitarist and singer John Lee Hooker, a bold claim considering the multitude of recordings the native Mississippi bluesman made during his lifetime. As solid … Continue reading

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Live Every Day

Make way for some blues today with the latest episode of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Michael Ledbetter & Monster Mike Welch, the Sherman Holmes Project, Ilana Katz Katz, Steve Strongman, a doubleshot from Tommy Castro & the … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys

Don’t let the name of the program fool you: this recent performance from singer/songwriter Don Bryant on PBS’ Bluegrass Underground just oozes with bluesy soul, with Bryant backed by The Bo-Keys for a number of songs off his new comeback … Continue reading

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Former Howlin’ Wolf players Tail Dragger, Henry Gray join star-studded tribute to the Wolf on Howlin’ at Greaseland

For longtime bluesmen Henry Gray and Tail Dragger, the late, great Chester Burnett — a.k.a. Howlin’ Wolf — didn’t just serve as an inspiration. For them, he was a band leader and mentor, and the inclusion of these now senior … Continue reading

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Under the Influence (of the blues!)

Let the blues take over with this intoxicating edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Gregg Allman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, Bette Smith, Hurricane Ruth, a doubleshot from Colin James, and more! Playlist Under … Continue reading

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Savoy Brown still wickedly good on Witchy Feelin’

Five decades after its beginnings as part of the British blues explosion, Savoy Brown continues to cast a familiar blues-rocking spell on the band’s latest album Witchy Feelin’ (Ruf Records). Now down to a trio made up of founding member … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Big Bad Coraline

Today, we launch another new feature here, an occasional post to help get your weekend off to a good start with a track that’s caught our ear. Sometimes, the song might be a standalone single; other times, a tune we … Continue reading

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