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 >>
Often when people imagine jazz concerts, they think about a smokey room filled with clinking glasses, beatniks, and a time and generation distant from our own. A galaxy far far away. It's hard not to believe that our generation missed out on witnessing the icons of jazz, the iconoclasts, ... More >>
At 76, blues rocker John Mayall shows no signs of slowing down. In the last year he started up a new band with guitarist Rocky Athas from Texas, Greg Rzab on bass, and drummer Jay Davenport, released his 57th album, and launched tours in both the U.S. and Europe. The era of Mayall began back ... More >>
Blues Harp Blowout
John Mayalls not a bad poet, either
60s blues pioneers are due to get their due
The Doheny fest does it again
Sax player Charles Owens wants to school you
Picking on the Doheny Blues Fest headliners
The Big Time Blues Fest is back
And Koko Taylors clam!
But genius trumpter Wynton Marsalis can still blow you away
And thank God for that!