Blues News From American Blues Scene Magazine:

  • Barre None – It’s Aqua Lung 2019
    Ian Anderson may own the name but he’s gonna have to up his game to catch up to his former guitarist Martin Barre who tore it up on the first two nights of his band’s current American tour at The Strand Theatre, deep in the hinterlands of upstate New York… Read more »
  • The Cash Box Kings Return With ‘Hail to the Kings!’
    Alligator Records has set a May 17 release date for Hail To The Kings!, the dynamic new album from traditional blues innovators The Cash Box Kings. Co-led by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar Wilson and Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter, harmonica master and singer Joe Nosek, the band plays brilliantly… Read more »
  • Legendary Downchild Blues Band Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
    Legendary blues band Downchild are celebrating 50 years of the blues – and taking the party across North America. Announced U.S. dates thus far include June 21 at Rochester International Jazz Festival (with special guest Dan Aykroyd); and August 17 at Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, New York. Additional US… Read more »
  • Past and Present Greats Will Be Celebrated During Blues Music Awards Week
    The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Week delivers an abundance of amazing events for acclaimed musicians, industry professionals, ardent fans, and the general public to experience in the cradle of the blues, Memphis, Tennessee. This popular annual gathering provides an exhilarating opportunity to pay tribute to today’s top performers along with… Read more »
  • Kenn Moutenot of Saloon Studios Live to Bring “Woodstock Experience” to Central Florida
    On the 16th, 17th, and 18th of August, artists from the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival will gather at Space Coast Harley Davidson in Palm Bay, Florida for the 50th Anniversary of the event. Promoter Kenn Moutenot of Saloon Studios Live is laying claim to what will be Woodstock South,… Read more »
  • Alice Howe Debuts With ‘Visions’
    Boston based folk/blues artist Alice Howe once released an EP called Tiger Lily. In 2017 her EP You’ve Been Away So Long which contained the hit song “Homeland Blues,” begat her career in earnest. That particular song became the #1 played tune on the Folk-DJ charts. That same year she… Read more »
  • Corey Dennison Better Man Blues
    Formed in 2013, The Corey Dennison Band has become a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues. Led by Dennison’s soulful voice and muscular guitar, the band released its self-titled studio debut for the legendary Delmark Records in 2016. Corey has shared the stage with The Kinsey Report, Robert Blaine, Chico… Read more »
  • Tony Campanella is ‘Taking it to the Street’
    When producer/musician Mike Zito and Guy Hale founded Gulf Coast Records, Tony Campanella was exactly the type of musician they wanted to sign. Zito has known Tony for almost thirty years. A veteran rockin’ blues artist from the St. Louis area, Campanella has been playing regularly for over twenty-five years,… Read more »
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Distills a Quarter Century to Deliver ‘The Traveler’
    On May 31st, Concord Records will release The Traveler, an album of experience and profound resonance by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Recorded in Los Angeles, while the band was on a break from their uncompromising tour schedule that left them road-tested and ready to rock, The Traveler showcases some… Read more »
  • Grady Champion Makes a Triumphant Return With a Tribute to Z. Z. Hill
    Mississippi-based, award-winning artist, Grady Champion, has been captivating audiences for over two decades with his vast array of talents; producer/singer/songwriter/musician. Champion has won a Grammy, several prestigious Blues Music Awards as well as the 26th International Blues Challenge. Born October 10th, 1969 on a farm in Canton, Mississippi, the youngest… Read more »