AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL Lineup includes Dr. John & the Lower 911, Del McCoury Band The Smithereens, Anders Osborne (JOHNSTOWN, Pa.) – The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is set for August 3-5 with a strong lineup that includes Dr. John & the Lower 911, Del McCoury Band, The Smithereens, Anders Osborne and [...]
Archive for Category: "2012 Blues Music Features"
Elemental Journey Sonny Landreth’s 11th album, bearing the fittingly evocative title Elemental Journey, is something very different from the Louisiana slide wizard. Released on his own Landfall label on May 22, 2012, the new CD is Landreth’s first all-instrumental effort and his most adventurous work to date. “From day one on the guitar, many genres [...]
Albert Cummings, a fourth generation home builder, is a man that Steel City folks will appreciate. Walking the well worn path of struggle and hardship and making an honest living out of sweat and strength, Albert is wielding more than a hammer these days.
Fito de la Parra’s book “Living the Blues: Canned Heat’s Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival” is an incredible retelling of the band’s history from the inside out. The first 3 sentences of the book are worth the price of admission and you better hold on tight because Fito is taking you on one wild ride. American Blues News spoke with Fito about Bikes, Blues and Boogie…
American Blues News wanted to dive into what makes a great bass player, a great drummer, a combined percussion section, and yes, how about those Blues? I uncovered some interesting answers to these questions and more! So we met up with Scot Sutherland. Scot has quite a background. He has toured with Tommy Castro [...]
American Blues Days pays a Memorial Day tribute to those that we have lost in the past year. We thank them for their life dedication to Blues music. May they rest in peace.
This is the weekend that truly kicks off the summer! All right! It’s Memorial Day Weekend! So what will you be doing this weekend? Grilling a burger or hot dog? Maybe drinking some iced tea? Nah. Beer? Something a bit stronger? Hopefully, we will all be taking some time to reconnect with our friends and [...]
Roger Earl has a passion for music and a passion for wine. Rocking the arenas for over 40 years and continuing an intense touring schedule, Roger approaches his wine making with the same energy and commitment. American Blues News spoke with Roger about his unexpected journey into the vineyards, his very own Chicken Burger Recipe and which Foghat wine would be the perfect compliment for your barbecue!
“Music in the Kitchen” Cookbook Favorite Recipes from Austin City Limits Performers Glenda Facemire Author of “Music in the Kitchen” and Head Makeup Artist for Austin City Limits That time of year has stumbled upon us once again where we join together with family and friends to remember loved ones of the past this holiday [...]
> Heelllooo Race fans! This month we are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for 200 laps for the Indy 500, which takes place on Sunday, May 27. But at the end of the day, you have all of that adrenaline going and you aren’t quite ready to go back to the hotel. So when the race [...]
What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! For my post this week I am happy to have some photos of a guitarist I’m sure most of you know about, Mr. Mick Taylor. The folks at Iridium were able to book Mick to play there from May 9th thru the 14th. For the May 14th shows Mick [...]
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 [...]
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, founder Leo Fender was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Fender began it’s own Fender Hall of Fame which includes Jimi Hendrix With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, [...]
Sideman, right hand man, whatever term is used to describe Johnnie Johnson, most will agree he played a pivotal role in the emergence of Rock and Roll. The story of his induction into the Hall of Fame is as unique and as individual as his music.
“We take the art form very seriously. Most people think of us as just a tourist destination – which is certainly something we are – but half of our mission is about education.”