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Live Every Day

Make way for some blues today with the latest episode of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Michael Ledbetter & Monster Mike Welch, the Sherman Holmes Project, Ilana Katz Katz, Steve Strongman, a doubleshot from Tommy Castro & the … Continue reading

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Michael Ledbetter, Monster Mike Welch in the right place with Right Place, Right Time

Last week, we told you about the latest collaboration between blues guitarist John Primer and harmonica player Bob Corritore, a splendid little project from Delta Groove Music called Ain’t Nothing You Can Do! While those two blues veterans have the … Continue reading

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Seeing really is Believing: Sugar Ray & the Bluetones rack up combined 10 nominations in 2017 Blues Music Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Blues Music Awards were announced earlier this week, with New England blues institution Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and its members earning an impressive – and probably unprecedented – two handfuls of nominations, including nods for … Continue reading

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Sugar Ray and the Bluetones offer reason to believe with Seeing is Believing

They say that “seeing is believing”, and far be it for us to argue that seeing Sugar Ray and the Bluetones perform live when you have the chance is the smartest way to go. But the good news for blues … Continue reading

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Knickerbocker All-Stars Go Back Home to the Blues on much anticipated follow-up

A few years back, we told you about a terrific collection of songs from The Knickerbocker All-Stars, a group of mostly New England musicians committed to helping to preserve and carry on the musical tradition of Rhode Island’s famed Knickerbocker … Continue reading

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Blues pianist Anthony Geraci displays Fifty Shades of Blue on latest masterpiece

Those who may not recognize New England pianist Anthony Geraci simply by name will no doubt be familiar with him through his longtime “day job” – or perhaps more accurately in this instance, being that he’s a musician, “night job” … Continue reading

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James Harman, Anthony Geraci, and Sugaray Rayford top nominees for 37th annual Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation has announced the nominations for the next edition of its Blues Music Awards, set to again take place in Memphis in early May. Harmonica player and singer James Harman leads this year’s nominations with five, for instrumentalist-harmonica, … Continue reading

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35 years on, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones still playing the blues, Living Tear to Tear; plus an exclusive interview with Bluetones bassist Mudcat Ward

We’ve all heard the adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same”, and perhaps no blues band today more resembles that comment than the storied Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, who have certainly seen their share of … Continue reading

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Wrapped Up and Ready for your listening pleasure, The Mannish Boys’ latest CD is another winner

The blues supergroup known as The Mannish Boys has done some pretty terrific stuff over the years, so to say that their newest CD Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove Music) may just be their best yet is no small … 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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