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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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Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters take sentimental stroll down Maxwell Street

Guitarist Ronnie Earl and his band The Broadcasters deliver another superb offering in this latest release, dedicated to the memory of their longtime friend and former Broadcaster, keyboardist David Maxwell, who died in February 2015. Like previous albums from The … Continue reading

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Blues Blues Lovin’

We haven’t done quite as good a job of keeping up with our BluesPowR Radio Hour as we would have liked in recent months, but the upside is that we’ve got a slew of great music to send your way! … Continue reading

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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters strengthen family ties on Father’s Day

Despite its rich, more than 25-year history, we have to admit to being only a fairly recent fan of Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, with the band really first having caught our ear with 2013’s Just for Today, a mostly … 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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Summertime Blues edition

“Monday again, I can’t face another day…”: Janiva Magness captures the start of the workweek perfectly with this opening line from the song “I Need a Man” off her new album Original, but hopefully we can help you through the … Continue reading

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2014 brings Good News for Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

A little over a year ago, we just couldn’t say enough positive things about Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters‘ new CD, an almost entirely instrumental masterpiece called Just for Today. The good news for blues fans is that the band’s … 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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Guitar Week continues: Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters’ Just for Today more like one for the ages

We’ve had several instrumental blues albums cross our desk in recent weeks, including the latest releases from both guitarists Tinsley Ellis (Get Up!, Heartfixer Music) and Ronnie Earl (Just for Today, Stony Plain Records). As much as we enjoyed listening … Continue reading

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