The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>
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Hubert SumlinBluesman Hubert Sumlin has died. He was 80 years old. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Howlin' Wolf guitarist passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Wayne, N.J., due to heart failure.
Sumlin -- one of the most revered blues guitarists of the last half century -- was best k ... More >>
How many 11-year-olds do you know play the blues, rock hard on the guitar and keyboard, and have a knack for singing? Ray Goren is one such kid. A typical school day means finishing his math homework, rushing to his room, and turning on his amplifier to jam some blues.
This year may mark the centennial of the birth of the late legendary
Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, but David "Honeyboy" Edwards is nearing
the century mark himself. Born on June 28, 1915, in Mississippi, the
living legend will celebrate his 96th birthday this year and is still feeling th ... More >>
We're at the home stretch of 2010 and Christmas is rapidly approaching; local bands are also "winning best of 2010 contests" left and right. (See: Young the Giant and Walter Trout.) Also, several bands such as Jameson and Melanoid are getting in the Christmas spirit by playing ... More >>
B.B. King at the 12th annual Doheny Blues Fesitval in 2009The Long Beach Blues Festival, a 30-year-old tradition delivered by local jazz and blues
(88.1), is going on hiatus this year. The two-day fest, which has featured legends such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Bo
Diddle ... More >>