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Armed with arsenal of axes, Joe Bonamassa conquers monster tribute to “three Kings of the blues” on Live at the Greek Theatre

Although we’d of course heard of him by then, it wasn’t until quite a few years into blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa‘s career that he really caught our ear for the first time, when, in June 2010, we were fortunate enough to … 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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Blues brother Benny Turner makes name for self with When She’s Gone

We’ve spent quite a bit of time talking here about the numerous second generation blues men and women helping to carry on their fathers’ musical legacies, including such artists as Shemekia Copeland, Bernard Allison, Lurrie Bell, Mud and Big Bill … 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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Texas Cannonball Freddie King shoots into Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2012 inductees on Wednesday, including one pretty terrific bluesman in Texas guitarist Freddie King. Nicknamed the “Texas Cannonball,” King is this year’s sole inductee in the Hall’s Early Influence category, which recognizes “artists whose music … 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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