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Mistreated Blues

“If you’ve ever been mistreated, you know just what I’m talkin’ about” with this latest edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring double shots of both Taj Mahal and horn player Nancy Wright, as well as tracks from John Mayall, … Continue reading

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Bluesman Without the Blues

With the clock set to “spring ahead” this coming weekend, why not take advantage of the extra hour you have until then by checking out the latest edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring music from Joe Louis Walker, Joe … Continue reading

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Tommy Castro reveals Method to Madness on latest release

Following a powerful 2014 debut (The Devil You Know) that featured guest appearances from the likes of Tab Benoit, Marcia Ball, Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish, the Holmes Brothers, and Magic Dick, among others, hard-working bluesman Tommy Castro and his trimmed-down … 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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Coming festivals, shows well worth the trip for blues fans throughout Mid-Atlantic

Earlier this year, we told you about the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, which is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the must-attend events for blues fans in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are a few more festivals and shows … Continue reading

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The BluesPowR Radio Hour is back!

Check out the spring edition of our BluesPowR Radio Hour, featuring new music from the likes of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, The Robert Cray Band, Downchild, Damon Fowler, Eden Brent, Matt Schofield, … Continue reading

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Tommy Castro & the Painkillers put on devilishly good CD release party at Moondog’s

Any Pittsburghers who chose to spend their Sunday night watching figure skating from Sochi or the GRAMMY salute to the Beatles missed a show of olympic proportion from another fab four up in Blawnox, when Tommy Castro & the Painkillers returned to … Continue reading

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With The Devil You Know, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers deliver one hell of a treat

Having spent the past few decades toiling in the blues, San Francisco singer and guitarist Tommy Castro is something of what you might call a “devil you know” in the genre. Whether seeing him live or listening to one of … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: Thank You for Giving Me the Blues

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and some big name blues acts coming to town in the days just prior (Tommy Castro and his new band the Painkillers will be playing Moondog’s Tuesday night, while the King of the Blues himself, B.B. King, will grace … Continue reading

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