Tag Archives: Muddy Waters

Good Morning Blues

This latest edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour is sure to help wake you up on these post-Super Bowl/Fat Tuesday mornings, with strong nods to both Lead Belly – including the opening cover of the blues/folk great’s “Good Morning Blues” … 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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Coming festivals, shows well worth the trip for blues fans throughout Mid-Atlantic

Earlier this year, we told you about the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, which is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the must-attend events for blues fans in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are a few more festivals and shows … Continue reading

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Stuff You Gotta Watch: Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to blues masters on Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is no stranger to covering the songs of the blues masters, having, for example, included tracks from Robert Johnson (“Stones in My Passway”), Howlin’ Wolf (“Who’s Been Talking”), and Willie Dixon (“I Got All You Need”) … Continue reading

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Muddy Waters Tribute caps off stellar night of blues focused on fighting cancer

It’s not every day that you get to see two former guitarists with Muddy Waters‘ band perform together on the same stage, backed by an all-star band of some of the top names in the blues music world. And while … Continue reading

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Sons of the blues Mud Morganfield, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith team with players from fathers’ pasts on latest releases

We’ve talked here plenty of times before about the numerous second generation bluesmen and women doing their parts to help keep their fathers’ music alive. So we were of course delighted to learn of separate new projects involving two true … 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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The year in re-blues, part 2: presenting the BluesPowR Radio Hour

Just before the new year, you may recall we took a quick look back at some of the best of 2012. But since words themselves don’t always do justice to the great new music we heard and wrote about during … Continue reading

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In fond memory of Willie Big Eyes Smith

Late last week, the blues world lost another of its legends with the passing of drummer and harmonica player Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, who in death is reunited with such former bandmates as the great Muddy Waters and keyboardist Pinetop … Continue reading

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