American Blues News spoke with BMA Best New Artist Nominee Brad Hatfield about his CD “Uphill from Anywhere,” what it means to be a BMA nominee and what it is about those Blues… “Uphill from Anywhere” – can you tell me about how you came up with that title – and what it means [...]
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The Blues Foundation honored 15 individuals and organizations with its 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards during a recognition luncheon on Friday, February 1, 2013, in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the KBA Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to blues music. The KBA ceremony was held in [...]
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Much has been written about Jack White’s controversial and abrupt exit from his Saturday September 29th show at Radio City Music Hall. It was a move that (understandably) left thousands of disappointed fans in its wake and only speculation as to his reasons…
West, Derringer, Winter & More! (New York, NY) As summer comes to a close, a collection of veteran blues-rockers have banded together and been making the rounds with a lengthy and wildly fun live show titled “Rock N Blues Fest.” Headlined by Johnny Winter and is his band, the 3 and half hour(+) “festival” may [...]
The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie Live in NYC (New York, NY) To quote lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, “New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town.” I try not to be too New York-centric, but considering all the great artistic events that the Big Apple has to offer (from film [...]
Santelli & Hart Sell Out NYC (New York, NY) Just over a week ago NYC got treated to a double dose of soul-infused girl power. For two sold out nights (June 8th & 9th), Christine Santelli and Beth Hart provided 2+ hours of intimate acoustic music for eager (and mostly female) audience members at “The [...]
Mick Taylor Wows NYC Audiences (New York, NY) He was a Bluesbreaker at age 17 and a Rolling Stone at age 20. He is often considered one of the most talented guitarists to come out of the 1960s British blues scene and he has been called “the most musically gifted Rolling Stone of all time.” [...]
On May 10th Koko Taylor was honored with the 118th Brass note on the Walk of Fame in Beale St. when the Memphis Music Foundation and the Blues Foundation held an unveiling ceremony at the Daisy Theater. Attended by family, friends and music industry representatives the blue Memphis sky provided a gentle backdrop for the words of those who had known and loved her.
For his latest release, LOCKED DOWN, Dr. John teamed up with producer Dan Auerbach (singer/guitarist for The Black Keys).
Taylor Hicks at City Winery, NY, May 2011 http://www.taylorhicks.com/ Welcome back my fellow Blues lovers! For my post this week I am featuring some photos of 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. The photos are from a show at City Winery in New York. This was my first time at this venue and I have [...]
What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! For my post this week I have some photos of Walter Trout from a show at Iridium in August 2011. Walter did not have his band with him that evening, instead he came out and jammed with the Les Paul Trio. As you can see from the photos Walter [...]
What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! This week I have some photos of a guitarist that has not played in New York City for about 13 years, Ronnie Earl. Ronnie brought his band, The Broadcasters, to the BB King Blues Club back in February 2012 and it was a packed house of Ronnie Earl fans [...]
Guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney effortlessly assaulted an eager NYC crowd with their personalized brand of riff-heavy blues and R&B fueled retro rock.
NAMM 2012… 110th Annual….. It’s a monster, Y’All The Anaheim Convention Center was ground zero for the yearly musical expo-losion AKA The National Association of Music Merchants convention or NAMM as we like to know it. Starting on Wednesday January 18 (Media day) and ending on Sunday January 22 the NAMM convention was and has [...]