Remembering our Blues artists that passed on from May to August 2011.
Archive for Category: "2011 The Year In Review"
We pay homage to the Blues artists that have left us March and April 2011.
We pay homage to the Blues artists that have left us in January and February 2011.
We pay homage to our Blues artists that have left us in the months of August to December 2011.
(Memphis, Tennessee) The Blues Foundation has had the ribbon-cutting ceremony and officially moved into their new home in the South Main Street Arts District in Memphis (photo by historian Jimmy Ogle). “In the printed program of the third annual Blues Music Awards in 1982, there are drawings of a proposed Blues Hall, so this indeed [...]
(Memphis, Tennessee) In light of the passing of so many Blues friends this past year, it is only appropriate that we review some of the Blues musical greats and others who have been instrumental in preserving the music culture. Just a brief perusal of the 110 notes reveals quite a formidable collection of impressive individuals [...]
Holger Peterson, Founder and President of Stony Plain Records, believes in his musicians; he believes in their talent and he believes in their vision- a tribute to his labels longevity. Solid and grounded, Holger spoke with American Blues News about his “humble beginnings,” the truthfulness of the blues, the challenges that musicians face today and the realistic approach that has kept his company [...]
What is your favorite holiday memory? In keeping with the holiday season, American Blues News asked a few musicians to share their favorite holiday stories. For some it’s a memory of family- sharing warmth and song and love. For some it’s a memory of giving to others …again sharing warmth and song and love. But [...]
What does the Johnny Winter band call it when Johnny touches a Blues tune? Winterize! Join me as I meet up with Mr. Johnny Winter, Paul Nelson, Vito Luizzi, and Scott Spray, as they discuss Johnny’s new CD, “Roots”. On his new CD, Johnny features many guests such as Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Vince [...]
Rory Block at the BB King Blues Club Welcome back my fellow Blues lovers! I hope you are all having a great holiday season. When this post goes up there will be just a few days left to 2011. A lot of things happened in 2011, some good, some not so good. The Blues world [...]
It was the Christmas of 1997 and the time had come to put everything away. However, when I went to reach for my figurines in my my manger scene, I somehow broke my kneeling Wiseman in two. It would be easy to glue. I told my Dad about it, who was the best gluer that [...]