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Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

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Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout October 19, 2012 by Ken Tucker NPR On his major-label debut Blak and Blu, you can hear the roar in Gary Clark Jr.'s blues guitar, and in his vocal through READ MORE
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Buddy Guy sings the blues for a genre in decline

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Buddy Guy sings the blues for a genre in decline September 25, 2012 By Caryn Rousseau Calgary Herald Ask Chicago guitar legend Buddy Guy about the future of the blues and he’ll give a depres READ MORE
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Electric blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker to perform

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Electric blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker to perform March 14, 2012 JEFF SPEVAK DemocratandChronicle.com Joe Louis Walker was recently visiting Mick Jagger at his villa on the private Caribbean READ MORE
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Happy playing the blues

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Happy playing the blues November 4, 2011 Larry Schwartz theage.com.au OHN Hammond laughs, remembering "amazing times" when he first encountered pre-World War II bluesmen tracked down by enthu READ MORE
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More cowbell: Elvin Bishop is still ‘Raisin' Hell' with his blues buddies

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More cowbell: Elvin Bishop is still ‘Raisin' Hell' with his blues buddies June 8, 2011 Tim Parsons Tahoe Daily Tribune Not having a great voice, Elvin Bishop said, can be “a blessing in di READ MORE
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Come On In: Peter Tork of The Monkees is on his way to South Georgia

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Come On In: Peter Tork of The Monkees is on his way to South Georgia November 1, 2011 Jeremy Roberts Examiner.com Peter Tork, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and original member of the gr READ MORE
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Interview: Speaking with Blues guitar god Joe Bonamassa [Music]

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Interview: Speaking with Blues guitar god Joe Bonamassa [Music] November 1, 2011 by Selena Frye louisville.com Calling Joe Bonamassa a guitar god is not going out on a limb. In his career, he READ MORE
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The Gibson Interview: Warren Haynes

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The Gibson Interview: Warren Haynes May 4, 2011 Ted Drozdowski Gibson It’s been 18 years since Warren Haynes last entered the studio to record a solo album, but he’s no slacker. Haynes ha READ MORE
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Hugh Laurie: 'Blues is more important than almost anything I've done'

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Hugh Laurie: 'Blues is more important than almost anything I've done' September 26, 2011 By Justin Harp Digital Spy House actor Hugh Laurie has revealed that playing blues music has become one READ MORE
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Lurrie Bell plays away the blues

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Lurrie Bell plays away the blues May 19, 2011 By Deborah Ramírez SunSentinel.com s the son of harmonica legend Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell grew up in a West Side Chicago household filled with blu READ MORE
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Gregg Allman: living proof of music's healing power

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Gregg Allman: living proof of music's healing power July 5, 2011 By Andrew Dobbie Reuters Canada LONDON (Reuters) - Gregg Allman is a believer in the healing power of music. Barely a year a READ MORE
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Hugh Laurie: On the road with an unlikely blues legend

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Hugh Laurie: On the road with an unlikely blues legend May 15, 2011 The Independent It's all Mrs Hare's fault. When he was a nipper in a comfortable Oxford household, an Eton boy and the younge READ MORE
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Joe Bonamassa follows his own path, builds cult fan base

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Joe Bonamassa follows his own path, builds cult fan base March 20, 2011 By Brian VanOchten MLive.com Joe Bonamassa has no illusions about being the next American Idol or achieving mass commerc READ MORE
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Not just another 'Guy'

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Not just another 'Guy' 3/18/2011 By GARY DEMUTH Salina Journal When Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle met at an open mic night in Wichita 10 years ago, it was musical love at first sight. READ MORE
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From Beatles to Blues

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From Beatles to Blues February 26, 2011 by Brad Patton The Times Leader Robert Cray is well-known for playing the blues, but that’s not the type of music that originally inspired him to pick READ MORE
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Breaking every stereotype

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Breaking every stereotype February 19, 2011 by David Brinn The Jerusalem Post Despite the traditional job description, you don’t really have to be elderly, black and down in the dumps to READ MORE
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Gregg Allman Talks About His ‘Low Country Blues’

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Gregg Allman Talks About His ‘Low Country Blues’ February 4, 2011 Jay Smith Pollstar osted on Friday February 4, 2011 at 06:01 PM 2 | It’s not often when a blues album tops the chart READ MORE
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Otis Taylor excavates his past in 'Clovis People'

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Otis Taylor excavates his past in 'Clovis People' January 30, 2011 by Emily Cary The Examiner Bluesman Otis Taylor lives in Colorado where the Clovis People roamed 13,000 years ago before myst READ MORE
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Scott Holt learned from the best: inspired by Hendrix, mentored by Buddy Guy

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Scott Holt learned from the best: inspired by Hendrix, mentored by Buddy Guy January 8, 2011 Greg Kot Chicago Tribune One of Buddy Guy’s most memorable performances is on the song “First READ MORE
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Lurrie Bell lives, plays the blues

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Lurrie Bell lives, plays the blues January 7, 2011 By MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY — Lurrie Bell is as iconic to the Chicago blues as the blues are to the Win READ MORE
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Atlanta blues musicians : Mudcat

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Atlanta blues musicians : Mudcat November 19, 2010 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com A while back, Atlanta entertainment newspaper, Creative Loafing, wrote an article entitled "99 Things to Do to C READ MORE
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Gregg Allman's first release in 14 years will be a tribute to classic blues

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Gregg Allman's first release in 14 years will be a tribute to classic blues November 9, 2010 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com Atlanta, along with many other fans worldwide, loves the Allman Broth READ MORE
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Art imitates life in Buddy Guy's new songs

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Art imitates life in Buddy Guy's new songs October 19, 2010 Jay Lustig nj.com In his new song “Thank Me Someday,” Buddy Guy looks back to his teenage years, when he was growing up in rural READ MORE
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Blues Harmonica Great Nemeth is Hot, Hot, Hot

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Blues Harmonica Great Nemeth is Hot, Hot, Hot September 10, 2010 By Jim Carnes The Sacramento Bee His live shows in the Bay Area (where he now lives) are becoming the stuff of legend. Blues s READ MORE
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For Musselwhite, the healing blues

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For Musselwhite, the healing blues September 10, 2010 By Nick Cristiano The Philadelphia Inquirer One of the many highlights of The Well, Charlie Musselwhite's stirring new album, is a song c READ MORE
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Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy bring blues to life

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Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy bring blues to life September 5, 2010 By WILL HOBSON The Daytona Beach News-Journal DAYTONA BEACH -- Taj Mahal traded his harmonica for a guitar, took the microphone and READ MORE
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Singing the blues over Dallas' lack of recognition for Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Singing the blues over Dallas' lack of recognition for Stevie Ray Vaughan August 27, 2010 Dallasnews.com f this city had the good sense to do itself a favor, it would reclaim Stevie Ray Vaughan READ MORE
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Despite modern touches, for bluesman Ellis nothing beats the road

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Despite modern touches, for bluesman Ellis nothing beats the road August 26, 2010 By Jonathan Tully pbpulse he music business is very different now from when Tinsley Ellis started out in Geor READ MORE
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Glad to be singing the blues

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Glad to be singing the blues August 22, 2010 By Roger Levesque Edmonton Journal Curtis Salgado may have his quibbles over the ups and downs of show business but more than anything, he's just h READ MORE
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Watermelon Slim combines raw blues and smart stories

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Watermelon Slim combines raw blues and smart stories August 13, 2010 by Dave Howell The Morning Call Watermelon Slim has been a truck driver, journalist, Vietnam veteran, forklift operator and READ MORE
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Blues musician Tab Benoit combines activism, musical soul

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Blues musician Tab Benoit combines activism, musical soul August 6, 2010 By Nicole Inglis Steamboat Today teamboat Springs — Tab Benoit is always the same person. He’s the same when he READ MORE
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Bob Margolin: Playing to his own tune

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Bob Margolin: Playing to his own tune July 25, 2010 by Jennifer Chancellor Tulsa World "Steady Rollin' " Bob Margolin's been playing the blues for more than half a century, and early in his READ MORE
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Bluesman Walter Trout talks about his long career playing guitar

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Bluesman Walter Trout talks about his long career playing guitar July 21, 2010 By MARIO TARRADELL Dallas News What becomes this New Jersey musician most? For Walter Trout it may be his playing READ MORE
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Blues band Delta Moon celebrates new album

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Blues band Delta Moon celebrates new album March 10, 2010 By Bob Townsend Access Atlanta Recently, Tom Gray arrived at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur looking for all the world like a rock sta READ MORE
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Blues players let regional boundaries get blurred

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Blues players let regional boundaries get blurred April 16, 2010 By Roger Levesque Edmonton Journal There was a time when blues artists used to focus on one regional style or another, but for READ MORE
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Lurrie Bell

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Lurrie Bell 3Arts Born in the late 1950s, Bell was raised in a Chicago household steeped in the blues as his father Carey Bell played harmonica in Muddy Waters’s band. At 15, he started his f READ MORE
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he Holmes Brothers

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The Holmes Brothers Alligator Records BIOGRAPHY: Over the course of their 30-plus year career, The Holmes Brothers (bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, d READ MORE
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Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

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Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Alligator Records BIOGRAPHY: One day back in 1970, a 20-year-old Rick Estrin had the opportunity to play harmonica with Muddy Waters and his band at the Sutherland H READ MORE
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Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans

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Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans Biography FLASH: Our New CD is coming in June! Produced by Dave Gross. Special Guest Bobby Racliff! It's a good'n! EARNING HIS REPUTATION by having the good f READ MORE
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John Hammond: Taking the blues from Antioch to Brazil and beyond

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John Hammond: Taking the blues from Antioch to Brazil and beyond July 9, 2009 By Don Thrasher Dayton Daily News lues music, like jazz and rap, is a true American art form, but as John Hammond READ MORE
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Gibson Artist Elvin Bishop On Chicago Blues and His Gibson ES-345

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Gibson Artist Elvin Bishop On Chicago Blues and His Gibson ES-345 Sean McDevitt Gibson Lifestyle sk 64-year-old Elvin Bishop about his four-decade career in the music business, and his response READ MORE
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Blues legend’s grandson, Cedric Burnside, says blues has always been a wa...

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Blues legend’s grandson, Cedric Burnside, says blues has always been a way of life By: Casey Phillips timesfreepress.com He’s a child of the modern age, but when it comes to playing the bl READ MORE
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Big Bill Morganfield "Muddy Waters Rising Son"

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Big Bill Morganfield "Muddy Waters Rising Son" BackRoads Booking Agency Denver, Colorado Marie Walker...Owner/Agent Office (303) 757-1949 Cell (248) 275-3959 William "Big Bill" READ MORE
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Ex-Fleetwood Mac player has no blues about walking away

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Ex-Fleetwood Mac player has no blues about walking away June 12, 2009 BY JEFF JOHNSON The Chicago Sun-Times Some people think the eyes are a window to the soul. But any good slide guitarist kn READ MORE
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Talented musician happy to be performing again

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Talented musician happy to be performing again June 18, 2009 By Kevin Joy THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH In September 2006, blues musician Kenny Neal lay bedridden at home in Palo Alto, Calif., weakene READ MORE
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Music preview: Elvin Bishop's blues roll on at Sierra Nevada Big Room

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Music preview: Elvin Bishop's blues roll on at Sierra Nevada Big Room June 25, 2009 By JAIME O'NEILL CicoER.com CHICO -- If you've reached a certain age, you might recall the first time you l READ MORE
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Standards, Toussaint-Style

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Standards, Toussaint-Style June 4, 2009 By JIM FUSILLI The Wall Street Journal After an admirable career of more than a half century as an R&B and pop singer, pianist, composer and arranger, READ MORE
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Review: Blues master's music still a powerful gift

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Review: Blues master's music still a powerful gift May 30, 2009 By Curtis Schieber FOR THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The "new" Lincoln Theatre -- its history jump-started after 40 years of darkness by READ MORE
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Cray and his ray of 'hope'

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Cray and his ray of 'hope' Stephen Taylor / Daily Yomiuri Online The election of Barack Obama as U.S. president has affected the songwriting of Robert Cray's new album, slated for release in Au READ MORE
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Keb' Mo' sings those Delta (L.A.) blues

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Keb' Mo' sings those Delta (L.A.) blues May 19, 2009 By JOHN ORR Peninsula Keb' Mo', aka Kevin Moore, is widely considered one of the leading modern interpreters of Delta blues, but he got the READ MORE
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Jason Ricci Bringing His Blues Harmonica Magic to K.C.

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Jason Ricci Bringing His Blues Harmonica Magic to K.C. April 30, 2009 by J. W. Arnold Camp You won’t find Jason Ricci, 35, singing show tunes behind the piano in a gay bar. In fact, Ricci op READ MORE
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Spotlight on: Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, headlining at RBJS Blues and Brews

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Spotlight on: Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, headlining at RBJS Blues and Brews April 30, 2009 By Sarah Hall Salisbury Post It's been more than 30 years since a Boston deejay tacked the "steady READ MORE
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Ansley Lister

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Ansley Liste “Superb” – THE TIMES Aynsley has never been an artist to reheat the music of yesteryear. Influenced from an early age by the 60’s RnB era, Lister takes these key elements READ MORE
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Eric Lindell

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Eric Lindell In the two years since he joined Alligator, Eric Lindell has blossomed from regional cult artist to rising star with a burgeoning national fan base. His two critically acclaimed re READ MORE
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Tas Cru

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Tas Cru Original blues from this edgy eccentric singer/songwriter have earned Tas Cru the attention of industry media and growing list of fans. His latest CD, "Grizzle n' Bone" (2009) is already READ MORE
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Singin' the blues: John Nemeth has a smooth, soulful sound

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Singin' the blues: John Nemeth has a smooth, soulful sound April 29, 2009 By ROD LOCKWOOD Toledo Blade t's a sad, familiar story for blues men and their ladies. The guy goes out on the road READ MORE
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Harmonica or didgeridoo, Harper knows the blues

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Harmonica or didgeridoo, Harper knows the blues May 7, 2009 J. Sharpe Smith Des Moines Register he importance of migration cannot be underestimated in the life of Peter Harper. The bluesman ha READ MORE
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Castiglia finds comfort in blue

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Castiglia finds comfort in blue May 7, 2009 By Don Thrasher Dayton Daily News Albert Castiglia (pronounced “ka-STEEL-ya) spent most of his life in Miami, Fla. hearing Latin music and classi READ MORE
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SoCal native finds voice in Deep South blues

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SoCal native finds voice in Deep South blues April 15, 2009 By JIM TRAGESER North County News His latest CD is a collection of classic blues songs. He's played behind blues luminaries ranging READ MORE
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Bluesman serious about real voice

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Bluesman serious about real voice April 10, 2009 By ANDREW S. HUGHES South Bend Tribune Saturday is Little Frank Krakowski’s 32nd birthday, which comes as news to Kim Wilson during an interv READ MORE
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CJ Vaughn and Highway 58

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CJ Vaughn and Highway 58 CJ Vaughn Flashback! 1991! Ray Charles smiles from behind is black grand piano, tips his head back to drink from his Diet Pepsi can and croons, “You got the right on READ MORE
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Dr. John's Prognosis

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Dr. John's Prognosis March 01, 2009 Kenneth R. Fletcher Smithsonian.com Mac Rebennack, better known as the musician Dr. John, has been impressing audiences since the 1960s with a stage show d READ MORE
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Mick Fleetwood celebrates release of blues album

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Mick Fleetwood celebrates release of blues album March 5, 2009 By Suzanne Kayian LiveDaily Mick Fleetwood will appear March 20 at the Barnes & Noble store at 555 Fifth Avenue in New York Cit READ MORE
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Elvin Bishop

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Elvin Bishop elvinbishopmusic.com rowing up in the 1940s on a farm in Iowa with a loving but non musical family, Elvin seldom heard music as a kid. "This was before TV," Elvin says, "and on the READ MORE
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Alvin Youngblood Hart Biography

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Alvin Youngblood Hart Biography AOL Music Guitarist, singer and songwriter Alvin Youngblood Hart is continuing in the path laid down by acoustic blues practitioners like Taj Mahal, Guy Davis READ MORE
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John Nemeth's no-frills blues

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John Nemeth's no-frills blues February 5,2009 By Shay Quillen Mercury News When John Németh plays the blues, he's just following a family tradition — even if his dad doesn't see it that way. READ MORE
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The Blues is not a static form of music. Contemporary blues men are bringing new sensibilities to old styles. Blues music continues to grow as new fans and new blues musicians emerge. Learn about the new male blues artists who are showing up at blues clubs and on blues radio here.
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