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Second-generation bluesmen Mud Morganfield, Bernard Allison help keep genre groovin’ with stellar new releases

There are few artists we look as forward to hearing new music from as those literal sons and daughters of the blues who have devoted their lives to helping to carry on the music — and thus the legacies — … Continue reading

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Born & Raised in Chicago, Omar Coleman delivers modern West Side soul on Delmark debut

As best we can remember, our first exposure to Chicago singer and harmonica player Omar Coleman came just a few years back when we saw him play along with International Blues Challenge winner Sean Carney at West Virginia’s Heritage Music … Continue reading

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Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon fires shot heard ’round the world with sophomore release John the Conquer Root

If it’s true what they say about being able to measure a man by the company he keeps, then we’re guessing that blues drummer Brian “BJ” Jones has to be one pretty good guy. In addition to being a member … Continue reading

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