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Former Howlin’ Wolf players Tail Dragger, Henry Gray join star-studded tribute to the Wolf on Howlin’ at Greaseland

For longtime bluesmen Henry Gray and Tail Dragger, the late, great Chester Burnett — a.k.a. Howlin’ Wolf — didn’t just serve as an inspiration. For them, he was a band leader and mentor, and the inclusion of these now senior … Continue reading

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With The Devil You Know, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers deliver one hell of a treat

Having spent the past few decades toiling in the blues, San Francisco singer and guitarist Tommy Castro is something of what you might call a “devil you know” in the genre. Whether seeing him live or listening to one of … Continue reading

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