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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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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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Quick takes: The Nighthawks throw a Back Porch Party, Sugaray Rayford leads a soulful tour on Southside

With the end of another year already in sight, we’re taking a quick look at some other 2015 releases we just couldn’t let go unacknowledged, including these latest offerings from both one of the blues’ most established acts as well … 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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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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Wrapped Up and Ready for your listening pleasure, The Mannish Boys’ latest CD is another winner

The blues supergroup known as The Mannish Boys has done some pretty terrific stuff over the years, so to say that their newest CD Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove Music) may just be their best yet is no small … Continue reading

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BluesPowR Radio Hour Episode 7

Check out the all new edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Cyril Neville, Jonny Lang, Bryan Lee, the Spin Doctors, Sugaray Rayford, MonkeyJunk, Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon, Oli Brown, Sean Chambers, and … 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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The Mannish Boys pack double the dynamite on latest release

There’s perhaps no better way of describing blues supergroup The Mannish Boys than as written in the liner notes to their latest offering, where they’re portrayed as “a virtual blues festival in a single band.” As applicable as that statement could be … Continue reading

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