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