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2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
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.
New Blues CD releases for October 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
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.
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
Profile of Memphis soul legend Isaac Hayes, architect of the Memphis soul sound and influential rhythm and blues pioneer.
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Ronnie Earl CD Preview. Blues.
Walter Trout Status Update. Blues.
Janiva Magness CD Preview. Blues.
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.
About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013
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.
New Blues CD releases for November and December 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
CD review of Jack Bruce & Robin Trower's Seven Moons Live 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.
Profile of R&B influenced blues band Roomful of Blues, formed by noted blues guitarist Duke Robillard.
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
New Blues CD releases for August 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Definition of dust my broom, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
New Blues CD releases for September 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Review of Gary Clark Jr.'s Live album
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
List of the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards winners & nominees
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
New Blues CD releases for July 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile and discography of British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
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.
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
Profile of influential British blues-rock legends Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.
About.com List of Maples Blues Awards 2014 Winners & Nominees
Review of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 album featuring performances by Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and other blues greats
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
Profile of Piedmont blues guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, a popular recording artist and performer and bold, expressive singer.
About.com Blues List of 2014 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
Profile & Discography for Blues-Rock Artist Delbert McClinton
Review of Freddie King's The Complete King Federal Singles album
Definition of canned heat, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Seasick Steve's Debut
Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album
Profile of blues harp Legend Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi Delta bluesman and Chess Records recording artist.
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.
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Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album
Profile of blues guitarist Elmore James, known as the King of the Slide Guitar.
Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album
Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album
Weekly Blues Music Report: Happy New Year!
Blues Bites CD Review Column for September 2014 featuring reviews of recent albums from Dave Mason, Ian Siegal, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, and the Nighthawks
International Blues Challenge 2013 Winners
Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of beloved Piedmont bluesman and harp player Sonny Terry, longtime partner of guitarist Brownie McGhee.
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Profile of Irish blues-rock band Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, called back for seven encores at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Raitt Returns, Tedeschi Trucks Back!
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 of Texas blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds, starring Kim Wilson.
Review of James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man album
Profile and discography for blues-rock legends The Nighthawks
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.
New Blues CD releases for March 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Review of Paul Rodgers' The Royal Sessions album
Profile of British blues-rock guitarist Jimmy Page of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Liven Up The Chart!
The Rev. Gordon's favorite blues-rock artists
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Reunion Weekend
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
Born: September 11, 1902 in Walnut Grove GA Died: October 21, 1931 in Lithonia GA Robert Hicks, a/k/a
Profile of legendary blues guitarist Memphis Minnie, a six-string innovator and a notable artist of the 1930s Chicago blues scene.
Profile of Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, a prolific recording artist and tireless performer.
Profile and discography of Chicago bluesman Nick Moss
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan
CD cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Hommage To The Blues. Page 10.
Profile of British blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac, formed by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers alumnus Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood in 1967.
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
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.
Obituary for Nashville blues guitarist Johnny Jones
: Sweet Home Chicago: One of blues music's enduring standards, the song "Sweet Home Chicago" is nevertheless
Profiles of five influential blues-rock guitarists that helped define the genre and influence a generation of musicians to follow.
Album review of Blues by Jimi Hendrix, a classic collection that spotlights the great rock guitarist's significant contributions to blues music and blues-rock music.
Biography and discography for Blues Singer Shemekia Copeland
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Profile & discography for blues guitarist Robert Cray
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Profile & Discography of Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds
Interview with Chicago Blues Guitarist Dave Specter
Profile & discography for blues guitarist John Campbell
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Rules, Chaos Ensues!
Review of Rock Candy Funk Party's We Want Groove album
Blues News Update: Allman Brothers Lose Haynes & Trucks