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Heritage Music BluesFest 2014 recap

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you know that we spent much of the past weekend at the annual Heritage Music BluesFest in Wheeling, WV, now in its 14th year, the line-up for which included Tab Benoit, Robert … Continue reading

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The BluesPowR Radio Hour is back!

Check out the spring edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring new music from the likes of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, The Robert Cray Band, Downchild, Damon Fowler, Eden Brent, Matt Schofield, … Continue reading

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New releases: Billy Branch delivers Blues Shock; Damon Fowler shares Sounds of Home

They say we’re in the Year of the Horse, but so far 2014 is looking a lot more like the year of a whole different kind of animal to us, like maybe an Alligator – with the recent release of … Continue reading

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Heavenly new blues from Pinetop Perkins, Lurrie Bell

It’s been just over a year since the blues world bid farewell to one of its true masters in pianist Pinetop Perkins, who died at age 97 only weeks after receiving a Grammy Award for his Joined at the Hip project with former Muddy Waters … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues: A Living History returns with another blues (R)evolution

You may recall 2009’s much-acclaimed two-disc collection Chicago Blues: A Living History, which featured Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, John Primer, and Billy Boy Arnold performing their interpretations of songs representing the evolution of the Chicago blues, from early 1940s tunes like Sonny Boy Williamson’s “My Little … Continue reading

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