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Last Year, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith won a Grammy with Pinetop Perkins. Life changes for everyone. This year, neither recipient will be attending the awards. We lost both of these Blues greats in the year 2011. Thursday, September 22, 2011 Celebration of Life Rosa’s Lounge 3420 W. Armitage Avenue Chicago, Il 60647 773 342 [...]
Tedeschi Trucks 2012 Grammy Nominees After a wet cold morning, The Rock Strong 4 Life Benefit on Saturday turned out to be a perfect evening at Popa John’s Stadium. The sun came out just in time to warm up the 1000 plus audience and The Tedeschi Trucks Bandtook over from there to deliver a performance that may have [...]
Memphis Horns take Lifetime Achievement Grammy! Join us as we speak with Wayne Jackson as he speaks of his first trumpet, life with Andrew, and all that great music they made together!
> This week the song of Bukka (Booker) White’s “Fixin’ To Die” will be one song of 25 entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The songs entered are bestowed this honor due to a work should be at least 25 years old that “exhibit qualitative or historical significance”. Bukka White’s song has touched The National Academy of [...]
Keb Mo at the BB King Blues Club in New York http://www.kebmo.com/site/ Keb’ Mo is one of five artists nominated for the Blues Album of the year. These photos are from his show at the BB King Blues Club in New York on Sept. 20, 2011. All I can tell you is that Keb blew me [...]
BMA Nominee Gregg Allman has surrounded himself with friends, family and a brotherhood that is as legendary as his music. A peek into his life on the road and his “family” tells a stronger story than any interview ever could…the loyalty that surrounds him is steeped in years and rooted in love. And in spite [...]
Bob Riesman spent ten years digging deep and traveling wide to understand the man we know as Big Bill Broonzy. As in any good detective story, the man became more of a mystery as more was known- possibly because Big Bill, a storyteller at heart, would take characters from his own life and blend and shape them to fit [...]
The Akron, Ohio rock band, The Black Keys consisting of the Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have been nominated in 2012 for Best Pop Duo/group Performance for “Dearest” from “Rave On Buddy Holly”. This follows 2011 in which the band was awarded Grammy’s fro Best Rock Performance for Duo with Vocal(“Tighten Up”) , Best Alternative Music Album [...]
Marcia Ball and her band at the BB King Blues Club http://www.rosebudus.com/ball/ What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! For this post I am revisiting some photos I took of 2011 Living Blues Award winner Marcia Ball. The photos are from her April 2011 show in New York. Marcia is also a 2012 Blues Music Award [...]
What’s three feet by six feet, is registered with the Library of Congress and is singularly unique in the Blues world? Currently exhibited at the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum this extreme collection of harps is a truly historical piece -handcrafted by LeRoy “BLUESDOG” Falconi. As a musician, BLUESDOG has a passion for the harp. But his [...]
Buddy Guy at the BB King Blues Club in NYC http://www.buddyguy.net/ What’s up my fellow Blues lovers! For my post this week I have some photos of the legendary Buddy Guy from his Nov. 2011 show at the BB King Blues Club in New York. That was my first time seeing Buddy and he surely [...]
Chubby Carrier 2011 Grammy Winner for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album We just recently met up with Chubby Carrier to talk about how he felt to be the last person to ever receive a Grammy in the Zydeco/Cajun Music Category. Here’s what he had to say: Chubby: We are saddened. We were very sad [...]
Hello Everyone! American Blues News just had a very busy week at the International Blues Challenge! Our three on-site journalists kept us up to date with the semi-finals and the finals and we send out a big “CONGRATULATIONS” to all the winners and the nominees! And more congratulations to the BLUES FOUNDATION, for all their [...]
Did you know there are other Grammy Awards? For 2012 Grammys will also be handed out for Lifetime Achievement, The Trustees Awards, Special Merit Awards, and the Grammy Hall of Fame.