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Former Muddy Waters guitarists John Primer, Bob Margolin lead all-star centennial birthday tribute to the master on Muddy Waters 100

A 100th birthday tribute album to Muddy Waters that features former Waters band members and collaborators John Primer, Bob Margolin, James Cotton, and Johnny Winter as well as such other guests as Shemekia Copeland, Billy Branch, Keb’ Mo’, Gary Clark … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter box set chronicles nearly 50 years of blues rock legend keeping True to the Blues

With five decades worth of hard-driving rock and blues under his belt, it’s hard to believe that there hasn’t been a definitive box set of Texas blues-rocker Johnny Winter‘s music before now. Perhaps it was precisely the daunting nature of … Continue reading

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Coming up on the Crossroads; double DVD, CD sets capture some of world’s best guitarists at Clapton’s fourth Crossroads festival

Having been fortunate enough to attend both nights of Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival this spring, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the highlights DVD that customarily follows, scheduled for release next Tuesday. For the first time, some of the music will … Continue reading

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With fourth guitar festival, Clapton and friends deliver plenty of blues at the Crossroads

Having attended two of the three previous Crossroads Guitar Festivals (the first in Dallas, as well as the most recent in Chicago), we weren’t all that sure what to think about last fall’s announcement of the 2013 installment of the renowned festival. … Continue reading

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Quick takes: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood offer great examples of blues power in numbers

Recent events and travels have prevented us from writing about much of the great new music that has found its way to our doorstep lately, but here are a couple of the releases that have caught our ear in recent … Continue reading

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Bonamassa, Trucks help celebrate crowning of a King

Blues guitar great Freddie King was among the new acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last weekend. Here’s a little musical tribute from the ceremony, performed by some other pretty fine guitarists in Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blues at the White House

The House was a’rockin Tuesday night when the President and First Lady hosted a Black History Month salute to the blues featuring a host of artists ranging from longtime performers such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mick Jagger to “the future of the … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter recalls blues roots on latest CD

There’s an old Willie Dixon adage you might have heard that “The blues is the roots, and the rest is the fruits.” One timely example of that sentiment is Texas guitar slinger Freddie King‘s inclusion among this year’s nominees for the … Continue reading

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2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival Recap

To see more photos from the 2010 Crossroads Festival, please visit our BluesPowR Gallery. Eric Clapton and his friends sure are getting good at putting on a show, as they proved once again Saturday during the third installment of Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago’s … 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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