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SwingBack Sunday – Father’s Day edition: Fathers and Sons (and daughters too)

With Father’s Day upon us, it seemed like a good day to revisit one of the very first posts on our blog, looking at the many second-generation bluesmen and women. Here’s wishing a happy Father’s Day to the musicians — … Continue reading

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Happy International Blues Music Day!

Wherever in the world you happen to be, we hope you’ll celebrate International Blues Music Day by getting out to take in some live blues today! (And go ahead and mark your calendar for the years ahead, with IBMD always … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week (Valentine’s edition): Talkin’ ’bout love with Magic Sam

We couldn’t think of a better bluesman to revisit on this holiday than the recently discussed Magic Sam, who was not only born on Valentine’s Day in 1937 but also performed his share of tunes involving love and romance (often … Continue reading

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International Blues Music Day is coming!

Last summer, we told you about the inaugural International Blues Music Day (IBMD) established by New York musician and blues society leader Johnny Childs and friends to help promote and celebrate the genre around the world. With the first Saturday … Continue reading

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Welcome to the redesigned site for The BluesPowR Blog, featuring a new look but the same great blues news and reviews we’ve been delivering for the past five years! We’re still working to migrate much of the content from the … Continue reading

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Join the celebration: inaugural International Blues Music Day

Like us, you probably don’t need a special reason to go out and catch some live blues music on any given Saturday night, but this weekend offers a particularly good one. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 3rd, blues artists and fans around … Continue reading

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We wish you a bluesy Christmas

With the stockings now hung by the chimney with care, here’s hoping you’ll soon be finding lots of great blues music in there! Merry Christmas from The BluesPowR Blog and our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

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Sharing the blues

One recent morning, I walked into my office to find a small stack of record albums sitting on my chair. Flipping through the pile, I discovered that it included original albums from some pretty good artists (Johnny Copeland, Slim Harpo, … Continue reading

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Luther’s Legacy

Correction: In our original post from Friday, we indicated that the Soul Fixin’ Foundation is directed by Luther’s life partner Carolyn “Rocky” Brown, based on information we obtained from the organization’s web site. We have since heard (from Rocky herself) that … Continue reading

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Wishing you a blues Christmas…

Season’s greetings and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year from the BluesPowR Blog. Here’s hoping Santa and his elves continue to fill your stockings with lots of great blues music!

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