Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin… “I’m doing the best I can” was a quote that Bob Margolin once took from Pinetop Perkins when describing his music in the years since working with Muddy Waters. Haven’t seen Bob Margolin on stage? When working with other players on stage, he watches, listens, interjects when needed and stays low [...]
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John Primer and Bob Corritore Delta Groove Productions An interesting name for two musicians, John Primer and Bob Corritore, to choose for their just released CD. It made me smile when I, the non musician, had been Knockin’ Around These Blues for several years with a great group of blues fans to keep the [...]
I first saw Mac Arnold two years ago on the LRB Blues Cruise. He was playing his signature gas can guitar, left handed. That guitar captured our attention and Mac Arnold captured the audience. Mac was kind with words and generous with his smile, but that guitar playing slayed everyone. His first band included Charles [...]
Quinn Sullivan at the BB King Blues Club in New York City What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! Happy New Year! Hope your entry into the new year was a smooth and enjoyable one. 2011 was a heck of a year but I look forward to all sorts of good things in 2012. In January [...]
Buddy Guy Live in NYC. (New York, NY) Last week New York City blues fans were graced with the presence of a genuine blues legend, the great Buddy Guy. It has been a long time since this reviewer (and blues fan) has seen the energetic front man in a venue as small as B.B. King’s [...]
It’s funny how in the United States of America we tend to forget that there are many veterans. There are veterans across the globe that have been our allies in many, many wars. American Blues News finds itself at Cadogan Hall, in Chelsea London England joining together for a special tribute of “Blues for Heroes”. This was [...]
…an interesting and often telling look at the artist behind the “Chubby” moniker.
OK, first things first… the CD cover. I have always been a big fan of Ana’s, both musically and visually. I have always liked that she can look attractive, but more girl next door like before her shows and then transforms herself into a sexy guitar goddess when she appears onstage 15 minutes later. I am [...]
We continue our interview with Jimmie Vaughan as he speaks of his CD, his guitar, and the Stevie Ray Vaughan motorcycle ride, which will take place on October 2, 2011, in Dallas, TX.
Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites (New York, NY) Fans may have had to wait 9 years for Jimmie Vaughan’s last solo album, but its follow up, a sequel titled JIMMIE VAUGHAN PLAYS MORE BLUES, BALLADS & FAVORITES, hits stores and internet retailers today; just 12 months later. Like its predecessor, this latest [...]
Jimmie Vaughan has a new CD coming out this week, “Plays More Blues, Ballads, and Favorites”. This CD release was great timing for the American Blues News Feature, Deep in the Heart of Texas. Join me as I speak with Mr. Jimmie Vaughan, as he talks about selecting music, how living in the State of Texas impacted some [...]
When Jazz At Lincoln Center was planning it’s second annual Blues Summit, legendary guitarist and performer Jimmie Vaughan was chosen to bring together a night of Texas Blues. A better choice would be hard to find. Jimmie Vaughan has been a fixture of the Texas blues scene for nearly 40 years. One of his first [...]
Welcome back my fellow Blues lovers! For my post this week I have some photos of the always electrifying Popa Chubby. Popa was back at BB King’s on May 25, 2011 laying down his brand of hard-charging electric blues and rock ‘n roll. On this evening Popa was sharing the bill with blues master Coco [...]
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There are 16 original tracks by the legendary Rory Gallagher specially mixed for you to play along. This unique package includes: 2 CDs with new instrumental mixes of the original studio masters and a backing track for each song. Newly transcribed Guitar tablature, chord symbols, chord boxes and full lyrics. Now you can play Rory [...]