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Music Maker Relief Foundation celebrates silver anniversary with Blue Muse CD compilation featuring Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Dom Flemons & others, graphic novel, and more

Last fall, we gave you a preview of the Music Maker Relief Foundation‘s (MMRF) 25th anniversary compilation album in the form of a track from longtime MMRF supporter and board member Taj Mahal and promised we’d bring you more on the album upon its release. Although the names of many of the artists on the … Continue reading

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Tune into the Weekend: Taj Mahal nails Spike Driver Blues on upcoming Music Maker Relief Foundation anniversary compilation

We’ve talked here before about the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF) and its good works in helping Southern musicians in need. 2019 is shaping up to be a particularly exciting year for the organization, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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Doyle Bramhall II continues to evolve with Shades

We first heard Doyle Bramhall II when he and his band Smokestack played opening act on Eric Clapton‘s 2001 Reptile tour. A little research revealed that Bramhall also had a bit of a role on the Reptile album, including serving … Continue reading

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Columbus’ Project Blues Review attracts dollars, starpower as Eric Clapton joins headliner Jimmie Vaughan onstage

We’ve talked here before about the Project Blues Review fundraiser that takes place each summer in Columbus, Ohio, which has provided a few of the most memorable shows we’ve had the pleasure of seeing, first, a 2014 Tribute to Muddy … Continue reading

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Video: Joe Bonamassa not just Pretending on this cover of Clapton hit

While we’re on the subject of tributes to blues greats, you may have heard that blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has done a few of his own recently, following up last spring’s spectacular Muddy Waters/Howlin’ Wolf recording from Red Rocks with first … Continue reading

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Spring into the Blues

With the weather warming and signs of spring now all around, here’s a little something you can take with you when you go, whether that’s out and about on the trail, down the highway, or just to your favorite chair … Continue reading

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Three cheers (on 20 years) for the Music Makers!

Few organizations have assisted as many blues men and women in need over the past two decades as the Music Maker Relief Foundation (MMRF), a North Carolina-based non-profit record label focused on supporting struggling traditional southern musicians by providing everything … 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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Blues Lyrics of the Week: Gin House Blues

This slow but soulful blues tune recorded by such artists as Nina Simone, The Animals, and British band Amen Corner is one of our new favorite old songs after hearing it again from Andy Fairweather Low and Eric Clapton at … 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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