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Play like Buddy Guy

For all of us aspiring guitarists who have long dreamt of playing with – or even like – Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning guitarist and the reigning king of the blues Buddy Guy, a new book of tabs from Hal … Continue reading

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Rest in peace, B.B. King

“Heaven done called another blues-stringer back home…” We’re sure there will be many tributes being paid to The King of the Blues everywhere around the world this weekend – including at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival where we’ll be – and for … Continue reading

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My Cross to Bear: Gregg Allman memoir details come and go blues of Allman Brothers Band, addictions, and marriage

Few can argue the fact that southern rocker and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Gregg Allman has lived a hard 64 years, from losing his older brother and Allman Brothers Band co-founder Duane Allman in a motorcycle accident more than … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Pittsburgh roots

In addition to a cover story on Joe Louis Walker (who you might be interested to learn has been nominated for more Blues Music/W.C. Handy awards than any other artist, save Buddy Guy), the current edition of Blues Revue magazine includes a nice write-up … Continue reading

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Remembering Phil Guy

For the second time since his death in August 2008, friends of blues musician (and true blues brother to the legendary Buddy) Phil Guy are asking musicians and fans to help in remembering the performer later this month. Although the Second International Phil … Continue reading

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In his Prime

Nice cover story on Chicago bluesman John Primer in the February edition of Living Blues magazine. Primer, who earned his chops playing with Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and Magic Slim, has been busy in recent years, with his 2008 release All Original and teaming with Lurrie Bell, Billy … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons (and daughters too)

Last week’s post regarding Elmore James, Jr., got me to thinking about some of the other children of blues greats who are helping to keep the genre alive through their own music. A few (in no particular order) who jump to mind: Shemekia … Continue reading

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