Organizers of Wasaga Beach Blues are looking for submissions of artwork to use in the festival’s promotional material. The chosen artwork will appear on posters, T-shirts and other materials used to promote the September event. The contest is open to all ages. Submissions must be received electronically by midnight on May 15. Please e-mail submissions to [...]
Articles By: Monica L. Yasher
Magic Slim was a symbol of Chicago blues around the world and an upholder of its noblest traditions. Mr. Slim — who was born Morris Holt in Torrance, Miss., on Aug. 7, 1937 — died Thursday, Feb. 21, in a hospital in Philadelphia at age 75, after undergoing surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his son, [...]
Ruf Records recently released Haywire Riot, the new CD from rock quartet Skinny Molly, distributed nationally by the Allegro Corporation. Skinny Molly is led by lead singer/lead guitarist Mike Estes, a former member of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also features Jay Johnson on lead guitar and backing vocals, Kurt Pietro on drums and Luke Bradshaw [...]
Nominees Zac Brown, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and Mumford & Sons, Elton John and Mavis Staples will join together for a special tribute to the late Levon Helm,
The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to performers* who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
Today is the day of the 2013 Grammys. Do you know who the nominees are in the Blues category.
Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and one of the nation’s leading solo blues artists, has been discharged from a California hospital after being treated for a heart attack, according to a statement from his management Thursday morning. Gretchen Barber, Executive Director of the Luther Wolf management firm, said Vaughan was [...]
ATLANTA, GA – Ruf Records artist Devon Allman has created a special video trailer for his upcoming debut solo CD, Turquoise, which is being released on February 12, 2013. The video includes musical excerpts from the new album, too. To watch the video trailer, click on this link: http://youtu.be/c4NuhS2dtsg Ruf Records Signs Devon Allman [...]
Perhaps the most infamous music deal ever struck involved no contracts and no lawyers. The blues singer Robert Johnson, so the legend goes, acquired his unearthly musical talent after meeting the devil at a crossroads. Until now, there were only two verified photographs of Johnson (1911-1938), who remains the most inspirational musician produced by the [...]
It is with a heavy heart that American Blues News reports the passing of Ann Rabson, whose barrelhouse piano propelled the rollicking, often bawdy music of Saffire — the Uppity Blues Women, a group she co-founded and led for more than 20 years, died Jan. 30 at her home in Hartwood, Va., in Stafford County. She [...]
January 2nd, 2013 There are only 29 days left in their campaign to fund a series of celebrity Blues concerts for our troops at military hospitals and military bases here in the states. To date, a total of $2,500 has been contributed but with only 4 weeks left we need the rest of our friends to step up now [...]
Vancouver’s edgy blues duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer have partnered with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to help impoverished and aging blues musicians put food on the table and get the medical help that they need. Through their crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are offering several perks [...]
Toronto Actor and Musician Raoul Bhaneja Set To Host The Maple Blues Awards Maple Blues Awards Will be Held on Blue Monday, January 21. September 13, 2012; (Toronto, Ontario) – Blue Monday, typically thought to be the most depressing day of the year will be anything but as Raoul Bhaneja, a Toronto actor and musician [...]