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2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
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.
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
New Blues CD releases for October 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.
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
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
Review of Delbert & Glen's Blind, Crippled and Crazy album
Profile of R&B influenced blues band Roomful of Blues, formed by noted blues guitarist Duke Robillard.
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
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
Profile & Discography for Blues-Rock Artist Delbert McClinton
Janiva Magness CD Preview
Walter Trout Status Update
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
Ronnie Earl CD Preview
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of Memphis soul legend Isaac Hayes, architect of the Memphis soul sound and influential rhythm and blues pioneer.
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
The Best Etta James Songs
New Blues CD releases for September 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Definition of Lucille, guitar owned by B B King, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
Profile and discography for blues-rock legends The Nighthawks
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
An overview of popular blues songs associated with the devil by artists like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Brownie McGhee and others.
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Review of Freddie King's The Complete King Federal Singles album
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
Profile of folk-funk bluesman Bobby Rush, whose unique blend of soul, blues, and funk music has made the artist a popular live performer.
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
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
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
About.com List of Maples Blues Awards 2014 Winners & Nominees
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
New Blues CD releases for August 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Profile and discography for Chicago blues legend and influential harp player Paul Butterfield
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
Definition of dust my broom, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
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 of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Profile and discography for Chicago blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, longtime member of Howlin' Wolf's band
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Blues Grammy Award Winners 2014
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
Profile of blues guitarist Elmore James, known as the King of the Slide Guitar.
Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
Profile of folk-blues artist Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.
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.
Born: September 11, 1902 in Walnut Grove GA Died: October 21, 1931 in Lithonia GA Robert Hicks, a/k/a
Profile of Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, a prolific recording artist and tireless performer.
Profile and discography of British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower
Profile & discography of Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann
Album review of With The Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 by Big Mama Thornton, performing with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and James Cotton.
Profile of Piedmont bluesman Brownie McGhee, a folk-blues legend and a talented guitarist that is best known for his work with blues harpist Sonny Terry.
Profile of Piedmont blues guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, a popular recording artist and performer and bold, expressive singer.
Profile of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, the biggest and baddest artist in the history of the Chicago blues
Weekly Blues Music Report: New Rules, Chaos Ensues!
Profile of Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins, better known as the Ice Man for his chilly, fluid six-string style.
Review of Paul Rodgers' The Royal Sessions album
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
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.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Paul Rodgers, Michael Bloomfield & more!
About.com Blues List of the Six Best Texas Blues Artists
CD cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Hommage To The Blues. Page 10.
Review of James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man album
Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall
Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Profile and biography of popular country bluesman Booker T. 'Bukka' Washington White.
Joe Bonamassas Tour De Force London CD Release
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.
Profiles of Six Influential Contemporary Blues Guitarists
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
New Blues CD releases for April 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Profile of influential British blues-rock legends Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Profile of Texas blues legend Clarence Gatemouth Brown, talented guitarist and influential roots musician that mixed electric blues music with elements of country, jazz, and Cajun sounds.
Definition of back door man, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Profile of Irish blues-rock band Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, called back for seven encores at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
: Sweet Home Chicago: One of blues music's enduring standards, the song "Sweet Home Chicago" is nevertheless
Definition of mojo, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Two Red-Hot Allman Brothers Band Sets Coming
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 Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Liven Up The Chart!
Weekly Blues Music Report: The Piano Man Returns!
Profile of legendary blues guitarist Memphis Minnie, a six-string innovator and a notable artist of the 1930s Chicago blues scene.
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson Profile: Born: March 30, 1914 in Jackson TN Died: June 1, 1948 in Chicago
International Blues Challenge 2013 Winners
Profile and discography for Canned Heat's Al 'Blind Owl' Wilson, an underrated blues-rock guitarist and harmonica player
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.
Definition of canned heat, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
About.com Blues List of 2014 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band
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
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 of beloved Piedmont bluesman and harp player Sonny Terry, longtime partner of guitarist Brownie McGhee.
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
Profile & Discography of the Tedeschi Trucks Band
Profile of country bluesman Furry Lewis, popular guitarist and showman.
Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.
Review of Tedeschi Trucks Band's Made Up Mind album
Weekly Blues Music Report: Raitt Returns, Tedeschi Trucks Back!