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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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2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival recap

We told you earlier this week how the stars aligned to make this year’s Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival another truly terrific one, with superb performances from the likes of The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Janiva Magness, Lurrie Bell and Bernard Allison, Shemekia Copeland, and Philipp … Continue reading

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Sun, stars shine bright at 2012 Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest

Once again, the stars aligned nicely for the annual Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, bringing beautiful weather and another superb mix of established and up-and-coming acts to Annapolis’ Sandy Point State Park this past weekend. We weren’t able to stick around long … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blues at the White House

The House was a’rockin Tuesday night when the President and First Lady hosted a Black History Month salute to the blues featuring a host of artists ranging from longtime performers such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mick Jagger to “the future of the … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival 2010 – Day One Recap

As promised, here’s a closer look at the first day of the 2010 edition of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival that took place this past weekend in Annapolis, Maryland. We’ll cover day two of the festival in a separate post later this week, in addition to … Continue reading

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Buddy’s the guy at Chesapeake Bay Festival

We tried to post this update from the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival last night, but unlike the weather, the Internet from our hotel room wasn’t cooperating. Here’s hoping the computer gremlins decided to sleep in this morning. Buddy Guy, Shemekia … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons (and daughters too)

Last week’s post regarding Elmore James, Jr., got me to thinking about some of the other children of blues greats who are helping to keep the genre alive through their own music. A few (in no particular order) who jump to mind: Shemekia … Continue reading

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