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Remembering music legends James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton and Chuck Berry

The blues world lost another legend Thursday with the passing of harmonica great James Cotton. Here’s a good obituary on Cotton from Alligator Records, with whom the harmonica player first recorded in the mid-80s and then returned for the final … Continue reading

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Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest

What could be better than another edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour to help keep your holiday season grooving? How about another edition that’s actually two more shows jammed into one?! Here for your listening pleasure is another two hours … Continue reading

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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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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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Lancaster Roots & Blues in photos

Thanks to all who have waited patiently to see our photos from the inaugural Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, which have now been posted to our BluesPowR Gallery, with dedicated albums showcasing Johnny Winter and James Cotton, Samantha Fish, and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, in addition … Continue reading

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Inaugural Lancaster Roots and Blues festival draws impressive crowd of blues artists and fans

When we talked with Lancaster Roots and Blues organizer Rich Ruoff a few weeks back by email, he noted that he doesn’t do things halfway. This past weekend, we got to see just what he meant when we and a few thousand … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival coverage

It may have been a bit warmer everywhere this weekend, but nowhere was it hotter than in Lancaster, PA, where thousands of fans converged for the inaugural offering of the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival featuring more than 50 roots music artists … Continue reading

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All routes lead to Lancaster for city’s inaugural Roots & Blues festival

There’s an old saying from blues great Willie Dixon that “the blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits”. Regardless of whether you happen to personally agree with that statement, you can rest assured that there’ll be … Continue reading

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Episode 4, The BluesPowR Radio Hour

It’s been a busy past few months here at the blog, but we couldn’t let May pass us by without another edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring new music from the likes of Ana Popovic, James Cotton, The Fabulous … Continue reading

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