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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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Sugar Ray Norcia, Elvin Bishop and John Nemeth lead latest Blues Music Awards nominations

Last week, we told you about this year’s nominees for the annual Grammy Awards, where the type of music on which this blog focuses is often confined to a handful of categories at best, with now just one dedicated blues … Continue reading

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Sugar Ray Norcia, Curtis Salgado, and Dave Maxwell among All-Stars playing Open Mic at the Knick

Tucked away in the town of Westerly on the southwest border of Rhode Island, the Knickerbocker Cafe has enjoyed a rich blues history, having served as the site of a regular gig from the hometown Roomful of Blues for a … 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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Bluesman Sugaray Rayford plays it Dangerous on new solo release

Last week, we told you about some of the great new¬†blues releases¬†coming out in September, a majority of them hitting the shelves this week. Perhaps our favorite of this most recent bunch comes from one from the best blues singers … Continue reading

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