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Break in the Chain

We might have taken a short break from our music podcast in June, but we’re back now with another smoking talk-free edition (our 50th episode!) for you, featuring music from Robben Ford and Shemekia Copeland, Selwyn Birchwood, Albert Castiglia, the Duke Robillard Band, AG Weinberger and … Continue reading

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Guitarist/singer Robben Ford works off diverse palette for Purple House

Although genre-melding guitarist Robben Ford describes his latest album as “a real departure from tradition in terms of the songwriting” (“tradition” referring to the strong blues and rhythm-and-blues elements that often serve as the basis of Ford’s music), Purple House … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Otis Clay among big winners at last night’s Blues Music Awards

The winners of the 37th Blues Music Awards were announced last night in Memphis, with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Otis Clay, Cedric Burnside, and Victor Wainwright each taking home a pair of awards in a five-way tie for the event’s big … 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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Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland, John Primer among blues nominees for 58th Annual Grammy Awards

As usual, there weren’t nearly as many blues names as we would have liked when the nominations for the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced yesterday, but here’s a look at the few lucky blues men, women, and projects that … 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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Latest releases from daughters of the blues Shemekia Copeland, Zakiya Hooker help keep blues, fathers’ legacies alive

Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of blues history will be familiar with the names – and probably at least a few of the songs – of blues masters John Lee Hooker and Johnny Clyde Copeland. But with both bluesmen … 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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New to the Gallery: Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival in photos

If you missed our earlier recap of this year’s Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival and its numerous tributes to the recently departed B.B. King, you can read it here. Or, for a quick and dirty look at the weekend, check out … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy, Gregg Allman, Charlie Musselwhite, others remember King of the Blues during Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

As far as we can recollect from both our own attendance over the years and the listing of past performers on the event’s website, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival never had the honor of having B.B. King play their stage … Continue reading

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