Tag Archives: Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. and first-time GRAMMY winner William Bell deliver soulful primetime performance of “Born Under a Bad Sign”

Okay, we’ll be honest: we spent a lot more time watching Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards pre-telecast ceremony online (waiting for the blues categories to be announced) than we did the network televised portion of the awards. Which means we missed this … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Shows | Tagged , | Comments Off on Gary Clark Jr. and first-time GRAMMY winner William Bell deliver soulful primetime performance of “Born Under a Bad Sign”

Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Jon Cleary snag blues, roots Grammys; Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt help pay tribute to B.B. King

It was a good night for the blues at Monday’s Grammy Awards, with Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, and Jon Cleary taking home awards for best blues album (Born to Play Guitar), best American roots performance (“See That My Grave is … Continue reading

Posted in Awards | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Jon Cleary snag blues, roots Grammys; Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt help pay tribute to B.B. King

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

Posted in Albums | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Muddy Waters guitarists John Primer, Bob Margolin lead all-star centennial birthday tribute to the master on Muddy Waters 100

Elvin Bishop, Bobby Rush, and John Hammond big winners at last night’s Blues Music Awards

His latest album may be titled Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, but recent Rock Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bishop (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) seemed to do quite all right at last night’s Blues Music Awards in Memphis, taking home … Continue reading

Posted in Awards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Elvin Bishop, Bobby Rush, and John Hammond big winners at last night’s Blues Music Awards

Video: Rock Hall of Fame inductions for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Ricci, Billy Boy Arnold, others

We can’t imagine a more fitting tribute to blues-rockers Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble than the one the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame assembled this past weekend to help celebrate the group’s induction in the Hall. … Continue reading

Posted in Awards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Video: Rock Hall of Fame inductions for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Ricci, Billy Boy Arnold, others

Old Man Winter Blues (Blues Lyrics radio hour edition)

With Old Man Winter biting and blowing here in the northeast U.S., we thought you might enjoy this double dose of blues to help keep you warm, featuring a talk-free edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour as well as a … Continue reading

Posted in BluesPowR Radio Hour, Lyrics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Old Man Winter Blues (Blues Lyrics radio hour edition)

Sugar Ray Norcia, Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth lead latest Blues Music Awards nominations

Last week, we told you about this year’s nominees for the annual Grammy Awards, where the type of music on which this blog focuses is often confined to a handful of categories at best, with now just one dedicated blues … Continue reading

Posted in Awards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sugar Ray Norcia, Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth lead latest Blues Music Awards nominations

Gary Clark Jr. back and blu on new Live double CD/vinyl

Anyone who thought that Gary Clark Jr.‘s smash debut on Warner Brothers Records, Blak and Blu, might not have been, well, bluesy enough probably isn’t likely to have the same view of the rising guitarist’s new live album, out today, … Continue reading

Posted in Albums | Tagged | Comments Off on Gary Clark Jr. back and blu on new Live double CD/vinyl

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Get Up for Grammy win

Gary Clark Jr. wins for best traditional R&B performance Moments after performing “I’m In I’m Out & I’m Gone” from their Get Up! CD during tonight’s Grammy Awards pre-telecast, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite got back up to the stage … Continue reading

Posted in Awards | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Get Up for Grammy win

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

Posted in Albums, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coming up on the Crossroads; double DVD, CD sets capture some of world’s best guitarists at Clapton’s fourth Crossroads festival