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Johnny Winter Profile
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
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.
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
Blues Artists That Died In 2013
About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013
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.
12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
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.
Johnny Winter - Still Alive and Well (1973/1994)
Review of Johnny Winter's Still Alive and Well album
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 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1970s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
The Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
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.
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Etta James' Greatest Hits
The Best Etta James Songs
Six Essential Modern Blues Artists
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
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
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.
Early Blues Artists
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Classic Female Blues Singers
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Johny Winter - True To The Blues: The Johnny...
Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set
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.
Jimi Hendrix Profile
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Blues Styles: Country Blues
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
Blues Music Tour Dates
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
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.
Nashville Bluesman Johnny Jones, R.I.P.
Obituary for Nashville blues guitarist Johnny Jones
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album
Peter Green Profile
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
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.
B.B. King Profile
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Buddy Guy Profile
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Jeff Beck Profile
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (2013)
Review of James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man album
Woodstock 1969 Revisited
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Eric Bibb Profile
Profile and discography for acoustic blues guitarist Eric Bibb
Rory Gallagher Album Buying Guide
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
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.
Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
Essential Blues Slide Guitarists
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
Robert Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
Blues Artist Birthdays
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Tommy Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Janiva Magness Profile
Profile & Discography for Blues Singer Janiva Magness
Jelly Roll (blues slang)
Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Robert Cray Profile
Profile & discography for blues guitarist Robert Cray
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.
Long John Baldry - The Best of the Stony Plain...
Review of Long John Baldry's The Best of the Stony Plain Years
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
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.
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint -...
Review of Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint's Back to the Black Bayou album, a collection of raw performances from the underrated slide guitarist
Six Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Muddy Waters Profile
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
Walter Trout Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The...
CD review of The Super Super Blues Band album Featuring Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley
Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
Bessie Smith Profile
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Leadbelly Profile
Profile of folk-blues artist Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Skip James Profile
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
House Party
Definition of house party, 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
Howlin' Wolf Profile
Profile of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, the biggest and baddest artist in the history of the Chicago blues
Blues Festival Calendar 2013
Details and information on 2013 Blues Festivals
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967/2013)
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
John Mayall - A Special Life (2014)
Review of John Mayall's A Special Life album
New Releases in Blues Music for May 2014
New Blues CD releases for May 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile
Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The Nighthawks Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock legends The Nighthawks
Freddie King Profile
Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.
Dust My Broom
Definition of dust my broom, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Furry Lewis Profile
Profile of country bluesman Furry Lewis, popular guitarist and showman.
Son House Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
Tedeschi Trucks Band Profile
Profile & Discography of the Tedeschi Trucks Band
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
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Greatest...
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's Greatest Hits album
Tampa Red Profile
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
Big Bill Broonzy Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
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.
Susan Tedeschi Profile
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
The Healers - Live At Knuckleheads (2013)
Review of The Healers' Live At Knuckleheads album
Wang Dang Doodle
Definition of wang dang doodle, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Blues Harpist Pat Ramsey, R.I.P.
Obituary for blues harpist Pat Ramsey of the beloved Florida blues-rock band Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples.
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
Sonny Boy Williamson Profile
Profile of blues harp Legend Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi Delta bluesman and Chess Records recording artist.
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
Maples Blues Awards 2014
About.com List of Maples Blues Awards 2014 Winners & Nominees
Country Blues Artists
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Blind Willie Johnson Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
Otis Taylor Profile
Profile of blues artist Otis Taylor, a multi-instrumental talent that provides guitar, harp, and banjo to his unique country-blues sound.
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.
John Lee Hooker Profile
John Lee Hooker profile: Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale MS Died: June 21, 2001 in Los Altos CA John
Canned Heat
Definition of canned heat, 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.
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
Blues Music
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Jimmy Vaughan Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan
The Allman Brothers Band Profile
Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band
Albert King Profile
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
Robert Palmer - Deep Blues book review
Review of Deep Blues by Robert Palmer, a classic cultural history of the Mississippi blues.
Cuttin' Heads
Definition of cuttin' heads, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Alligator Records
Definition of Alligator Records, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)
Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album
Nick Moss Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago bluesman Nick Moss
Dr. John the Night Tripper Profile
Profile & discography for New Orleans bluesman Dr. John a/k/a Mac Rebennack
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Profile
Profile and Discography of blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sonny Landreth Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, acclaimed solo artist and an in-demand studio professional.
Derek Trucks Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
Lone Star Shoot-out: The Best of the Texas...
About.com Blues List of the Six Best Texas Blues Artists
Elvin Bishop Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock guitarist Elvin Bishop
Rolling Stones Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.
Mick Abrahams & Blodwyn Pig Profile
Profile & Discography for British Blues-Rock Band Mick Abrahams and Blodwyn Pig
Little Walter Profile
Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind (2013)
Review of Tedeschi Trucks Band's Made Up Mind album
Gary Moore Profile
Profile & discography for blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore
Blues Instruments
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
It's A Blues Christmas!
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
Willie Dixon Profile
Profile of noted blues songwriter, producer, and bass player Willie Dixon, one of the driving forces behind the blues music successes of Chicago's Chess Records
Paul Butterfield Profile
Profile and discography for Chicago blues legend and influential harp player Paul Butterfield
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983/2013)
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's Texas Flood album
Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - Blues Helping...
Review of Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture's Blues Helping album, a fine collection of 1960s-era British blues-rock
Johnny Winter - The Johnny Winter Anthology...
Review of Johnny Winter's The Johnny Winter Anthology album, a two-disc retrospective that captures the best of the blues-rock guitar legend's '70s recordings, with a smattering of great material from the 1980s and '90s.
Savoy Brown Profile
Profile & Discography of Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds
Roy Buchanan Profile
Profile and Discography for blues-rock guitarist Roy Buchanan
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.
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Chad Kassem Interview
Interview with Chad Kassem of Analogue Productions
Otis Rush Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, one of the progenitors of the West Side blues style.
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin Profile
Profile of British blues-rock guitarist Jimmy Page of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
George Thorogood - George Thorogood and the...
Review of George Thorogood's George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Move It On Over albums
Anders Osborne - Peace (2013)
Review of Anders Osborne's Peace Album
Mojo
Definition of mojo, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Ida Cox Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons Live...
CD review of Jack Bruce & Robin Trower's Seven Moons Live album
John Mayall Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall
Otis Spann Profile
Profile & discography of Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann
John Hammond Profile
Profile and discography for legendary acoustic bluesman John Hammond
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2013
Details of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2013, including performer list
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.
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