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Blues News From American Blues Scene Magazine:

  • Ziggy Marley at the Mesa Amphitheatre
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    Rasta Time! Ziggy Marley graced the Mesa Amphitheater June 13th. As temperatures reached just over 105 degrees when Ziggy took the stage, it did not keep fans from filling this outdoor, well-kept secret venue in the Valley of the Sun. Peace and love to the world was the cry from Ziggy… Read more »
  • World Premiere Track: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
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    Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers live, eat and breathe music as a collective — it’s their oxygen. Add to that a balanced mix of diverse musical backgrounds, big personalities and the bond of mutual respect coupled with friendship, and what transpires in the recording studio is sonic magic. It’s that… Read more »
  • World Premiere Track: Bobby Rush “Bowlegged Woman”
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    “I’m sitting on top of the blues. I’m a bluesman who’s sitting on the top of my game, proud of what I do and proud of who I am and thankful for people accepting me for what I am and who I am,” says the charismatic Bobby Rush. “I’m happy… Read more »
  • Bruce Cockburn to Release New Instrumental CD ‘Crowing Ignites’
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    True North Records announces a September 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian (now based in San Francisco) singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Crowing Ignites was produced, recorded and mixed by Colin Linden, and recorded at the Firehouse in San Francisco. It showcases 11 all-original… Read more »
  • Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival is a Great Time in the Mountains
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    The sold out 7th Annual Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival went on without a hitch this past weekend. Such a great time, arguably the best one yet. Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival 2019 with Mt. Elden in the background. (Photo by Rick Scuteri) If you’re into the blues or any… Read more »
  • Josh Newcom to Release ‘The Blues Gonna Getcha’ via Warpaint Entertainment on June 28th
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    Josh Newcom is an anomaly. As a musician and entertainer, he is continually in a whirlwind of creation. His mind never hits pause, and inspiration comes from all facets of life, family, his travels, alongside any subject that enters the bandwidth of his mind. Over the course of the last… Read more »
  • 47th Bentonia Blues Festival Begins Today
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    Today, Monday, June 10th, is day one of the 47th Bentonia Blues Festival. Held at the historic Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, this 6-day event is FREE to the public! The festival celebrates one of the most unique forms of blues ever conceived, the haunting Bentonia Blues. The father… Read more »
  • Tab Benoit at the Musical Instrument Museum
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    A sold-out Musical Instrument Museum witnessed a great night of entertainment on June 9th, from Louisiana native Tab Benoit. It could have been called The Tab Benoit Comedy Hour or just a great night of blues in Phoenix, Arizona. Tab Benoit live at the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. Photo… Read more »
  • Michael Lee To Release Debut Album on Ruf Records
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    It’s not often that the blues breaks the internet. But after six million-plus YouTube views for his jaw-dropping rendition of the B.B. King classic, “The Thrill is Gone”, an unforgettable highlight from the popular TV show, The Voice, it’s no wonder that Michael Lee has been tipped as the bluesman… Read more »
  • Nashville Honky Tonk Legend Chuck Mead Heads to Memphis While Keeping it ‘Close to Home’
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    Neo-traditional honky tonker Chuck Mead serves up a Memphis-spiced hardcore country platter with Close to Home, due for release on June 21st, 2019. The 11-track collection, on Nashville independent label Plowboy Records, is the follow-up to Mead’s first Plowboy release, 2015’s Free State Serenade. Recorded at the historic Sam Phillips… Read more »