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Blues News From American Blues Scene Magazine:

  • Americana Music Association Previews Spotlight on North Carolina at AMERICANAFEST 2019Americana Music Association Previews Spotlight on North Carolina at AMERICANAFEST 2019
    This year, the Americana Music Association® has selected the state of North Carolina as the regional music focus for its 20th annual AMERICANAFEST®, Sept. 10-15 in Nashville, Tenn. In partnership with the initiative Come Hear NC and Visit North Carolina, the destination music festival and conference event previews this special… Read more »
  • Leo Lyons: The Man Who Played WoodstockLeo Lyons: The Man Who Played Woodstock
    Editor’s Note: It was 50 years ago today, August 17th, 1969, at 8:15 PM that Ten Years After took the stage at Woodstock. Their rendition of “I’m Going Home” was featured in both the subsequent film and soundtrack album and catapulted them to star status. The former Ten Years After… Read more »
  • Bruce Katz: The Key Master Takes a Solo RideBruce Katz: The Key Master Takes a Solo Ride
    On the heels of winning the 2019 Blues Music Award for Best Acoustic Album this past May at The Annual Blues Foundation Awards in Memphis, Bruce Katz releases his solo acoustic piano album, Solo Ride today, August 16, 2019 through American Showplace Music. This marks his tenth album to date.… Read more »
  • WORLD PREMIERE Video: Alastair Greene “Love You So Bad” Live From The 805WORLD PREMIERE Video: Alastair Greene “Love You So Bad” Live From The 805
    Alastair Greene has been hailed as one of the best blues rock guitarists of his generation with his band drawing comparisons to Gov’t Mule, ZZ Top, and Cream. His album Live From The 805, recorded in front of a sold-out hometown crowd in Santa Barbara, celebrates 20 years of Greene’s… Read more »
  • Chris Layton: The Man Behind the Kit – Part 2Chris Layton: The Man Behind the Kit – Part 2
    Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of Chloe Richardson’s feature interview with drummer Chris Layton. Part 1 can be read here. After things took a turn for the worse, Chris, Stevie and Tommy each decided to take a break from their exhausting tour schedule and sober up. The guys got… Read more »
  • The Peterson Brothers Bring Combination of Youth and Tradition to Inaugural Texas FestivalThe Peterson Brothers Bring Combination of Youth and Tradition to Inaugural Texas Festival
    The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with soul, funk, blues & jazz to a create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their live shows often feature jam-band style improvisation, and they’ll be bringing that live energy to the inaugural Lone Star Blues and Heritage Festival October… Read more »
  • Adam Gussow Apprentice of SatanAdam Gussow Apprentice of Satan
    Adam Gussow is a Blues harmonica player, teacher, and writer. A professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, Gussow was one of the first amplified Blues harp players to make overblows a key element in his stylistic approach. According to a reviewer for American Harmonica Newsletter,… Read more »
  • Texas Guitar Slinger Seth James Has a ‘Good Life’Texas Guitar Slinger Seth James Has a ‘Good Life’
    Authenticity and originality don’t always make for the most compatible bedfellows. Indeed, paying reverence to one’s roots sometimes moots the possibility of finding contemporary credence. Happily though, in the case of the Texas born and bred singer/songwriter Seth James, all those elements find equal footing. That’s especially evident with the… Read more »
  • Mike Munson: Mississippi Blues From a Minnesota ManMike Munson: Mississippi Blues From a Minnesota Man
    For several years people feared the genre known as Bentonia Blues was dying. Luckily for us, one of the original practitioners of the craft, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is alive and well, mentoring another generation of bluesmen on the haunting sounds of the blues from Bentonia. Mike Munson is one of… Read more »
  • Soul Blues Artist of the Year Annika Chambers Says ‘Kiss My Sass’Soul Blues Artist of the Year Annika Chambers Says ‘Kiss My Sass’
    Houston based, monster vocalist Annika Chambers is at the door of dropping a brand new album via Vizztone. Titled Kiss My Sass, it is Chambers 3rd studio album. “I like to think of my sound as if Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Koko Taylor had a baby,” Chambers told us.… Read more »