Category Archives: Shows

Coming festivals, shows well worth the trip for blues fans throughout Mid-Atlantic

Earlier this year, we told you about the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, which is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the must-attend events for blues fans in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are a few more festivals and shows … Continue reading

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Second annual Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival offers more blues than any one fan can hear

You know it’s probably a pretty blues-packed program when you’re only able to catch short segments of such talented acts as Albert Castiglia, Nikki Hill, Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues, Peter Karp and Sue Foley, and Dana Fuchs … Continue reading

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Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival 2015 in photos

We’re still compiling our written recap of this year’s Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, but, in the meantime, you can now view the photos we captured during those two days in our BluesPowR Gallery, including dedicated albums for Joe Louis Walker, … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter wins blues Grammy plus a few Lancaster Roots & Blues Fest pics

Aside from Johnny Winter‘s posthumous award for Best Blues Album for his Step Back – the late guitarslinger’s first Grammy win for his own music, despite three of the albums he produced for Muddy Waters having won Grammys a few … Continue reading

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Plenty of blues at the roots of second annual Lancaster music festival

If you’re looking for a modern-day example of the famous Willie Dixon adage “The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits” in action, then think of the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival as the equivalent of … Continue reading

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Chicago tribute show, latest album Step Back both good ways to remember blues guitar legend Johnny Winter

If, like us, you weren’t able to make it to Chicago for the Johnny Winter remembrance show that took place at Buddy Guy’s Legends a few weekends back (or to a computer for the accompanying live webstream of the program), … Continue reading

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New CD, star-studded Chicago benefit to honor memory of late bluesman Sean Costello

It’s been just over six years now since the blues world lost singer, guitarist, and rising star Sean Costello. In that time, we’ve seen several new CDs of Costello material – including a good number of previously unreleased tracks on … Continue reading

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Muddy Waters Tribute caps off stellar night of blues focused on fighting cancer

It’s not every day that you get to see two former guitarists with Muddy Waters‘ band perform together on the same stage, backed by an all-star band of some of the top names in the blues music world. And while … Continue reading

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A first look at Project Blues Review 2014

The late, great Muddy Waters once sang about a dream he had on his mind and when he woke up the next morning, not a thing could he find. Saturday night’s Project Blues Review was so good, we thought we … Continue reading

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One night only Muddy Waters Tribute to assemble Waters band members John Primer and Bob Margolin, other top names in the blues

Yesterday, we told you about the latest releases from second generation bluesmen Mud Morganfield and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith – in Mud’s case, a tribute to his father McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, on which he paired with esteemed harp player … Continue reading

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