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  1. Wily Bo Walker Weaves Jazz Throughout ‘Almost Transparent Blues’ August 13, 2018
    Most music fans have wondered what it would sound like if ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and singer/songwriter Tom Waits had a baby and then had that baby raised in Scotland. Glasgow’s own Wily Bo Walker answ …
  2. Shemekia Copeland is ‘America’s Child’ August 13, 2018
    Shemekia Copeland is indeed America’s child. She was born in Harlem, New York and her first professional gig was at the famed Cotton Club. Her father was Texas bluesman and Blues Hall of Famer, Johnny …
  3. ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’ August 13, 2018
    The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is reportedly hospitalized and gravely ill. She is surrounded by family and friends in her native Detroit. The 76-year-old legend of soul has battled health issues in …
  4. Quintessential Juke Joint Po’ Monkey’s Contents to Be Auctioned Off August 10, 2018
    Po’ Monkey’s, the quintessential juke joint located just outside of Merigold, Mississippi in Bolivar County was founded in 1961. Its popularity remained strong even 50 years later beckoning to all man …
  5. Monster Truck Revs Into Their 10th Year With a New Album and European Tour August 8, 2018
    Monster Truck. The name invokes images of a loud, powerful machine rolling over anything in its path. An apt description of the Hamilton, Ontario band that bears the name. The foursome made up of lead …
  6. Author, Filmmaker Robert Gordon is a Jack of All Blues August 8, 2018
    Robert Gordon is a Grammy Award® winning writer and filmmaker from Memphis, Tennessee. His work has focused on the American south—its music, art, and politics—to create an insider’s portrait of his ho …
  7. In Top Form, Boz Scaggs Draws Inspiration From His Early Radio Heroes August 6, 2018
    Photo by Chris Phelps Boz Scaggs. The name may be a byword for jazz fusion. Or “blue-eyed soul.” Or blues. Or R&B. But to the trained ear, it is all of these forces that converge in such a way to make …
  8. Mark Wenner Brings Us His ‘Blues Warriors’ August 5, 2018
    Harmonica master Mark Wenner goes non-stop. As the founder/leader of the blues and roots rock band, The Nighthawks, he’s been kicking out great music for over 45 years. The Nighthawks have amassed a r …
  9. Whitney Shay Professes ‘A Woman Rules the World’ August 3, 2018
    Whitney Shay is what most people would refer to as a phenom. The young songstress from San Diego, California has been performing on stage since the age of three. Just nine years ago, she made the leap …
  10. The Record Company’s ‘All of This Life’ Is Solid August 3, 2018
    There are many theories about the dreaded sophomore slump. One is that while a band has, essentially, an infinite amount of time to write their debut album, they have a much tighter turnaround for the …


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