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2014 Blues Music Awards
2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
Joe Bonamassa Profile
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
Blues Styles: Mississippi Delta Blues
Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.
Ten Early Blues Artists
These are the ten crucial artists that helped define the genre of the blues. Their early recordings and performances served to influence a generation of blues artists to follow. Whether you're a fan of the blues or a newcomer to the music, this is the place to start.
Blues Album For Beginners
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
Blues Music Awards 2013
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Blues CDs New Releases - April 2014
New Blues CD releases for April 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
The Heaviest Blues-Rock Bands
Profiles of the six heaviest blues-rock bands, those that brought thunder & lightning to their blues-rock sound and thus created the genre known as heavy metal.
Ten Best Chicago Blues Songs
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
Blues Styles: Chicago Blues
Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.
Early Blues Artists
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry - Going Back Home...
Review of Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry's Going Back Home album
Six Essential Modern Blues Artists
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Classic Female Blues Singers
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Etta James' Greatest Hits
The Best Etta James Songs
The Devil's Music
An overview of popular blues songs associated with the devil by artists like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Brownie McGhee and others.
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1970s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
Blues Styles: Country Blues
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
Robert Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
The Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
Woodstock 1969 Revisited
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Peter Green Profile
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
Essential Blues Slide Guitarists
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
Albert King Profile
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of five influential blues-rock guitarists that helped define the genre and influence a generation of musicians to follow.
Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
Sharecropping
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Blues CDs New Release - March 2014
New Blues CD releases for March 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Howlin' Wolf Profile
Profile of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, the biggest and baddest artist in the history of the Chicago blues
Muddy Waters Profile
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
The Roots of the Blues
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Balling The Jack
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Rock Candy Funk Party - We Want Groove (2013)
Review of Rock Candy Funk Party's We Want Groove album
Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
Tommy Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Bessie Smith Profile
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The...
Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album
Jimi Hendrix Profile
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Country Blues Artists
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Blues Artist Birthdays
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Blues CDs New Releases - February 2014
New Blues CD releases for February 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
T-Bone Walker Profile
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins Profile
Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
Charley Patton Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
Derek Trucks Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
Six Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
John Lee Hooker Profile
John Lee Hooker profile: Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale MS Died: June 21, 2001 in Los Altos CA John
Robert Cray Profile
Profile & discography for blues guitarist Robert Cray
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Jelly Roll (blues slang)
Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Buddy Guy Profile
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile
Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Boogie-Woogie
Definition of boogie-woogie, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Ma Rainey Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Profile
Profile and Discography of blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Yardbirds Profile
Profile of British blues-rock band the Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, three guitarists that would influence the future of rock music and launch the Yardbirds to international stardom.
John Campbell Profile
Profile & discography for blues guitarist John Campbell
Susan Tedeschi Profile
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
Walter Trout Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
2013 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
About.com Blues List of 2013 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
Lone Star Shoot-out: The Best of the Texas...
About.com Blues List of the Six Best Texas Blues Artists
Blues Music Tour Dates
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
Anders Osborne - Peace (2013)
Review of Anders Osborne's Peace Album
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson Profile
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson Profile: Born: March 30, 1914 in Jackson TN Died: June 1, 1948 in Chicago
Eric Clapton Profile
Profile of legendary British blues-rock guitarist Eric Clapton, who has played with bands such as John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Derek & the Dominos as well as pursuing a significant solo career over the past 30+ years.
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)
Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album
Bobby Rush Profile
Profile of folk-funk bluesman Bobby Rush, whose unique blend of soul, blues, and funk music has made the artist a popular live performer.
Little Walter Profile
Born: May 1, 1930 in Marksville LA Died: February 15, 1968 in Chicago IL More than any other harp-slinger,
John Hammond Profile
Profile and discography for legendary acoustic bluesman John Hammond
Eric Clapton & Cream Profile
Profile of influential British blues-rock legends Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.
Charlie Musselwhite - Juke Joint Chapel (2013)
Review of Charlie Musselwhite's Juke Joint Chapel album
Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Gary Moore Profile
Profile & discography for blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore
Johnny Winter Profile
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Essential Blues Harp Masters
'> Photo courtesy Price Grabber Whether you call it a harmonica, a mouth harp, or even by the antique
Mojo
Definition of mojo, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Big Bill Broonzy Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland...
Review of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland album, the landmark work upon which the guitarist's legacy is based
The Allman Brothers Band Profile
Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band
Skip James Profile
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
John Mayall - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton...
Album review of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, a groundbreaking British blues album that popularized American blues music with young British rock fans.
Rory Gallagher Album Buying Guide
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
Rory Gallagher Profile
Profile of Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, a prolific recording artist and tireless performer.
Junior Wells Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Junior Wells, master of the blues harp, former Muddy Waters Band member and frequent performing partner of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.
Roy Buchanan Profile
Profile and Discography for blues-rock guitarist Roy Buchanan
Alan Wilson - The Blind Owl (2013)
Review of Canned Heat founder Alan Wilson's The Blind Owl album
Dr. John the Night Tripper Profile
Profile & discography for New Orleans bluesman Dr. John a/k/a Mac Rebennack
Magic Sam Maghett Profile
Born: February 14, 1937 in Grenada MS Died: December 1, 1969 in Chicago IL In an overcrowded field that
Albert Collins Profile
Profile of Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins, better known as the Ice Man for his chilly, fluid six-string style.
John Mayall Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall, founder of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, mentor of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and future members of Fleetwood Mac.
Warren Haynes Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock guitarist Warren Haynes, guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band and founder of Gov't Mule
The Nighthawks Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock legends The Nighthawks
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967/2013)
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
Son House Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
Elmore James Profile
Profile of blues guitarist Elmore James, known as the King of the Slide Guitar.
Blues Festival Calendar 2013
Details and information on 2013 Blues Festivals
Leadbelly Profile
Profile of folk-blues artist Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.
B.B. King Profile
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (2014)
Review of Joe Louis Walker's Hornet's Nest album
Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - On The Jimmy...
Album review of On The Jimmy Reed Highway by Omar Kent Dykes and Jimmie Vaughan.
Sonny Boy Williamson Profile
Profile of blues harp Legend Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi Delta bluesman and Chess Records recording artist.
Piedmont Blues Pioneers
Profiles of Piedmont Blues Pioneers
Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago
: Sweet Home Chicago: One of blues music's enduring standards, the song "Sweet Home Chicago" is nevertheless
Freddie King - The Complete King Federal...
Review of Freddie King's The Complete King Federal Singles album
Gov't Mule Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock band Govt Mule with guitarist Warren Haynes
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The...
CD review of The Super Super Blues Band album Featuring Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley
Otis Rush Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, one of the progenitors of the West Side blues style.
Paul Rodgers & Free Profile
Profile & Discography For Paul Rodgers & Free
Joe Bonamassa - Live From The Royal Albert Hall...
Review of Joe Bonamassa's Live From The Royal Albert Hall DVD, a two-disc set featuring a dynamic performance by the blues-rock guitarist and special guest Eric Clapton
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons Live...
CD review of Jack Bruce & Robin Trower's Seven Moons Live album
Big Mama Thornton - With the Muddy Waters Blues...
Album review of With The Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 by Big Mama Thornton, performing with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and James Cotton.
Cuttin' Heads
Definition of cuttin' heads, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Savoy Brown Profile
Profile & Discography of Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds
Elvin Bishop Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock guitarist Elvin Bishop
Arhoolie Records
Definition of Arhoolie Records, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Ida Cox Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2013
Details of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2013, including performer list
Blind Willie Johnson Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free (2014)
Review of the Nick Moss Band's Time Ain't Free album
Etta James Profile
Profile of rhythm & blues legend Etta James, a phenomenal singer capable of mixing blues, soul, rock, and jazz styles into a single powerful performance.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Profile
Profile & Discography of the Tedeschi Trucks Band
Delbert & Glen - Blind, Crippled and Crazy (2013)
Review of Delbert & Glen's Blind, Crippled and Crazy album
Lucille, Guitar Owned By B B King
Definition of Lucille, guitar owned by B B King, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Influential Modern Blues Guitarists
Profiles of six influential modern blues guitarists, including Albert King, Freddie King, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Magic Sam and Otis Rush
Robin Trower Profile
Profile and discography of British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower
Tampa Red Profile
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
Tommy Castro and Magic Dick on the Legendary...
Interview with Tommy Castro and Magic Dick of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue.
Jeff Beck Profile
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - An Anthology:...
Review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's An Anthology: The Elektra Years, a two-disc collection of 33 of the Chicago blues pioneers' best songs
Nashville Bluesman Johnny Jones, R.I.P.
Obituary for Nashville blues guitarist Johnny Jones
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters...
Review of Little Walter's The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), a five-disc box set documenting much of the great blues harpist's career.
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin Profile
Profile of British blues-rock guitarist Jimmy Page of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
Fleetwood Mac Profile
Profile of British blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac, formed by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers alumnus Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood in 1967.
Jimmy Vaughan Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan
Rolling Stones Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.
Al Wilson of Canned Heat Profile
Profile and discography for Canned Heat's Al 'Blind Owl' Wilson, an underrated blues-rock guitarist and harmonica player
Canned Heat Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock band Canned Heat
Blues Instruments
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile
Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Eric Bibb Profile
Profile and discography for acoustic blues guitarist Eric Bibb
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind (2013)
Review of Tedeschi Trucks Band's Made Up Mind album
James Cotton Profile
Profile of blues harp player James Cotton, trained by the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson, a member of Muddy Waters' Band, and an dynamic solo artist.
Robert "Barbecue Bob" Hicks Profile
Born: September 11, 1902 in Walnut Grove GA Died: October 21, 1931 in Lithonia GA Robert Hicks, a/k/a
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - The Devil...
Review of Tommy Castro and the Painkiller's The Devil You Know album
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops - Live At Chan's -...
Review of Nick Moss and the Flip Tops' Live At Chan's - Combo Platter No. 2, a scorching live album that captures the band's red hot sound on tape.

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