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Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards
2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
All About Blues Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
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.
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Blues CDs New Releases - September 2014
New Blues CD releases for September 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Blues Artists That Died In 2013
About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013
The Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
6 Bands That Brought the Blues to Rock
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.
Sharecropping
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
How do 'Delta Blues' Differ From Other Styles?
Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.
Johnny Winter - Step Back (2014)
Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album
Ronnie Earl CD Preview
Ronnie Earl CD Preview
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
10 Best Chicago Blues Songs
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1970s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Janiva Magness CD Preview
Janiva Magness CD Preview
Big Bill Morganfield Profile
Profile & discography of Chicago bluesman Big Bill Morganfield, talented singer, songwriter, and slide-guitarist
2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Walter Trout Status Update
Walter Trout Status Update
Blues Styles: Country Blues
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The...
Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album
Blues Styles: Chicago Blues
Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.
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.
Early Blues Artists
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Six Essential Modern Blues Artists
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
Delbert McClinton Profile
Profile & Discography for Blues-Rock Artist Delbert McClinton
Etta James' Greatest Hits
The Best Etta James Songs
Big Bill Broonzy Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album
Jimi Hendrix Profile
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Classic Female Blues Singers
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Blues Instruments
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Blues Music Tour Dates
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
Johnny Winter Profile
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Charley Patton Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
Blues Music
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair & Dr. John Get...
Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair & Dr. John Get Real Gone!
Woodstock 1969 Revisited
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Freddie King - The Complete King Federal...
Review of Freddie King's The Complete King Federal Singles album
Skip James Profile
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
Bessie Smith Profile
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Blues CDs New Releases - August 2014
New Blues CD releases for August 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Jelly Roll (blues slang)
Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
T-Bone Walker Profile
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Balling The Jack
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Roots of the Blues
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Maples Blues Awards 2014
About.com List of Maples Blues Awards 2014 Winners & Nominees
Walter Trout Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
Muddy Waters Profile
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
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.
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.
Blues CDs New Releases - July 2014
New Blues CD releases for July 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)
Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Reunion Weekend
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Reunion Weekend
Son House Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
Jeff Beck Profile
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Baton Rouge Bluesman Tabby Thomas, R.I.P.
Baton Rouge Bluesman Tabby Thomas, R.I.P.
Charlie Musselwhite Profile
Profile of blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite, legendary Chicago blues musician and in-demand session player.
Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
A Celebration of Blues and Soul DVD
A Celebration of Blues and Soul DVD
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Liven Up The Chart!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Robert Cray's Big...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Robert Cray's Big Debut!
Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Blues Festival Calendar 2013
Details and information on 2013 Blues Festivals
Robert Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
Delbert & Glen - Blind, Crippled and Crazy (2013)
Review of Delbert & Glen's Blind, Crippled and Crazy album
Peter Green Profile
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Rules, Chaos...
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Rules, Chaos Ensues!
Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz...
Review of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 album featuring performances by Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and other blues greats
Blues Artist Birthdays
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Six Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Rory Gallagher Album Buying Guide
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
Document Records New Releases
Document Records New Releases
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (2013)
Review of James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man album
MonkeyJunk CD Preview
MonkeyJunk CD Preview
Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
Profile and Biography of Blues Singer Ma Rainey
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Omar Dykes - Runnin' With The Wolf (2013)
Review of Omar Dykes' Runnin' With The Wolf album, a tribute to the one and only Howlin' Wolf
Weekly Blues Music Report: Forward, Into The...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Forward, Into The Past
The Best of the Stony Plain Years
The Best of the Stony Plain Years
The Nighthawks Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock legends The Nighthawks
Duane Allman Profile
Profile of late blues-rock slide guitarist Duane Allman, founder of the Allman Brothers Band and a notable studio musician. Allman also performed on the classic Derek & the Dominos album.
Furry Lewis Profile
Profile of country bluesman Furry Lewis, popular guitarist and showman.
George Thorogood - George Thorogood and the...
Review of George Thorogood's George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Move It On Over albums
Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force London CD Release
Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force London CD Release
Weekly Blues Music Report: Dana Fuchs Visits...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Dana Fuchs Visits Bliss Avenue
Little Walter Profile
Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.
Weekly Blues Music Report: The Mississippi...
Weekly Blues Music Report: The Mississippi Blues Diva Debuts!
Buddy Guy Profile
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Tampa Red Profile
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
Buddy Moss Profile
Profile of Piedmont bluesman Buddy Moss, skilled guitarist and harmonica player
Eli Cook’s Primitive Son CD & Tour Dates
Eli Cook’s Primitive Son CD & Tour Dates
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
Tedeschi Trucks Band Profile
Profile & Discography of the Tedeschi Trucks Band
Blind Willie Johnson Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
Johny Winter - True To The Blues: The Johnny...
Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set
Essential Blues Harp Masters
'> Photo courtesy Price Grabber Whether you call it a harmonica, a mouth harp, or even by the antique
Country Blues Artists
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Influential Contemporary Blues Guitarists
Profiles of Six Influential Contemporary Blues Guitarists
Weekly Blues Music Report: One More Week of the...
Weekly Blues Music Report: One More Week of the Old Normal!
Blues CDs New Releases - June 2014
New Blues CD releases for June 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Finis Tasby Still Needs Our Help!
Finis Tasby Still Needs Our Help!
Roomful of Blues Profile
Profile of R&B influenced blues band Roomful of Blues, formed by noted blues guitarist Duke Robillard.
Weekly Blues Music Report: The Piano Man Returns!
Weekly Blues Music Report: The Piano Man Returns!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Record Store Day...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Record Store Day Debuts!
Give Kid Ramos A Hand!
Give Kid Ramos A Hand!
Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels (2013)
Review of Jimi Hendrix's People, Hell and Angels album
Kenny Wayne Shepherd CD Preview
Kenny Wayne Shepherd CD Preview
The Reverend's Favorite Blues-Rock Artists
The Rev. Gordon's favorite blues-rock artists
B.B. King Profile
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Two Red-Hot Allman Brothers Band Sets Coming
Two Red-Hot Allman Brothers Band Sets Coming
Blues CDs New Releases - November/December 2013
New Blues CD releases for November 2013, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Weekly Blues Music Report: Happy New Year!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Happy New Year!
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Year, Same Old...
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Year, Same Old Song
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967/2013)
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
Albert King Profile
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
Blues News Update: Allman Brothers Lose Haynes...
Blues News Update: Allman Brothers Lose Haynes & Trucks
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
Anders Osborne - Peace (2013)
Review of Anders Osborne's Peace Album
Weekly Blues Music Report: George Thorogood's...
Weekly Blues Music Report: George Thorogood's Icon Returns
Albert Collins Profile
Profile of Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins, better known as the Ice Man for his chilly, fluid six-string style.
Doheny Blues Festival 2014
Doheny Blues Festival 2014
Tommy Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Living Blues Awards 2014 Winners
About.com Blues List of 2014 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
Ida Cox Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Blood Hits The...
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Blood Hits The Chart!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Something Wonky...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Something Wonky Goin’ On (Plus Keb’ Mo’)
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry's Going Back Home
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry's Going Back Home
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Live In Amsterdam
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Live In Amsterdam
Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile
Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Johnny Winter True To The Blues Box Set
Johnny Winter True To The Blues Box Set
Weekly Blues Music Report: Paul Rodgers,...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Paul Rodgers, Michael Bloomfield & more!
Record Store Day 2014 Is Coming!
Record Store Day 2014 Is Coming!
Rolling Stones Book Preview
Rolling Stones Book Preview
Susan Tedeschi Profile
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
Walter Trout's The Blues Came Callin'
Walter Trout's The Blues Came Callin'
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins Profile
Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
It's A Blues Christmas!
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Seasick Steve's Debut
Weekly Blues Music Report: Seasick Steve's Debut
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