November 14, 2019
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Interview with Americana Roots band of Dustbowl: the “Mother Earth Rock” elegy. How has the Rock counterculture influenced your views of the world and the journeys you’ve taken? ...
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Quarterly for 17 years, Longyearbyen Blues Club has organized Dark Season Blues. It is this date the sun goes below the horizon and darkness begins. It is still ...
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Conducted Fjyra Bluesklubb at Sandane in Nordfjord on the 22nd edition of FjordBlues. American Hannah Wicklund was the headliner of the year, and this was her very first ...
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Interview with Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD: deeply rooted in regional Blues and flavored with a pinch of Memphis Rock-N-Soul. How has Louisiana’s music and heritage influenced ...
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Interview with Mr. Downchild & Kasimira (Blues Meets Girl) – Down home, Soulful, Smokin’, and Passionate Blues. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people and culture? What does the blues mean to you? Steve: I am an old school Blues guy, but I have learned to keep an open ear, and follow that. I used to be narrow minded but now I accept new things and weave them into my traditional style. The Blues gives form to my expression of life experiences. ...
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Rhode Island-based singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile teams up with guitarist/producer Duke Robillard and his outstanding band to deliver this pleasing collection of originals. Inspired by the grooves of Little ...
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Wednesday night started this year’s Dark Season Blues in Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The spirits of Espen Helgesen, Gry Sneltvedt (pictured) and the other five members of the board ...
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“Jambalaya and crawfish pie and fillet gumbo…” Blues fans far and wide will be in the mood for such soul food once they listen to Come On Down, the latest ...
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One of the most respected blues artists in Western Canada and based out of Vernon, B.C., Les Copeland proves once again that he’s a skilled guitarist across multiple ...
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Interview with blues master Lucky Peterson: celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career with a new album. How has the Blues, Gospel and Jazz influenced your views of the ...
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Keb’ Mo’ holds a special place in some of our imaginations. The fantasy: What would have happened if Robert Johnson hadn’t died from poisoning in 1938 but actually ...
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In the midst of the turmoil between the concerts during the anniversary festival at Brekstad, the organizers held a mark for Tore Røstad, one of the founders of ...
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Interview with Wentus Blues Band – the supernatural heartbeat of Nordic blues explosion – released their new album ”TOO MUCH MUSTARD” produced by Duke Robillard. What were the ...
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Interview with veteran Rhythm n’ Blues saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter – Gulf Coast Records released his new album ‘Soul Doctor’. How has the Blues and Soul music influenced your ...
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Interview with bluesman Brad Vickers: new album “Twice As Nice” is a true privilege to be able to record a fresh batch of songs. When did you first ...
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Interview with DC-based Moonshine Society (Black Petty): soulful blues and old-school R&B. How has the Blues and Roots Rock music and culture influenced your views of the world ...
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On October 17, 2019, the international blues group the D’Black Blues Orchestra will hold a large open-air concert in the city of Gyumri, on Freedom Square. The performance ...
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Blues In Hell is not for little ones. Here you have to be both persevering and creative to bring the goodies to the menu. The music is served ...
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September 5, it’s time for the big blues party at Hell in Trøndelag, Blues in Hell. As always, festival manager Brovoll and his staff have put together a ...
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Interview with Milwaukee-based ‘Tweed feat. Gervis Myles’: a band of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored music. How has the Blues and Gospel influenced ...
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Bobby Rush is one of the last of the blues titans, especially from the Chicago scene of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Buddy Guy. He was ...
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Roots and Branches — The Songs of Little Walter cementsBilly Branch’s place among the kings as he and his Sons of Blues dedicate this disc to the best who ...
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This is Bobby Rush’s 75th career release.  He’s won a dozen Blues Music Awards, was honored with a Blues Blast Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award and has now released ...
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Interview with Aussie-based McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea Marr): Two power house voices combine to bring you the sound of Soulful Blues. What were the reasons that ...
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Just when the Notodden Blues Festival needed it most, they knocked on all the gloomy predictions about their further existence. This year’s festival is not the one that ...
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Lucky Peterson is the subject of much attention this year. He adorns the cover of the latest issue of American Living Blues, and his concert on Saturday, August ...
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Since he won the IBC in 2010 Grady Champion has kept busy, setting up his own D Champ label and releasing albums regularly, most recently on Malaco, this ...
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The acronym “RIYL” is a fabulous piece of shorthand, a key that unlocks the mystery of what an artist’s work looks and/or sounds like. Alabama’s Adam Holt is ...
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The inclusion of Norwegian bands and local representation increases significantly on this year’s edition of Notodden Blues Festival. Several smaller clubs are back in the program and there ...
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Andres Roots is an Estonian guitar player who has produced 11 new tracks and one cover that are performed solo except for “Tango Walk” where he is joined ...
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I’ve been a big fan of Seth Walker for more than a decade now, since first hearing his 2007 CD, Seth Walker. Born in North Carolina in 1972 ...
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Pianist and regular Blues Cruise piano bar host Mitch Woods is no stranger to New Orleans or to Jazzfest but in 2018 the festival organizers asked him to ...
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The fire soul Freddy Iversen was honored during this year’s Cementblues in Kjøpsvik, which was the tenth in a row. There were many musical highlights, but the greatest ...
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The Netherlands is the home of blues rocker Julian Sas. He has been making music for almost 25 years.  His 4 piece group consists of Sas (guitar & ...
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Interview with acclaimed New England-based guitarist/singer Paul Gabriel: released his new album “Man of Many Blues” produced by Duke Robillard. What do you learn about yourself from the ...
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Satisfied is Tim Gartland’s first release since 2017’s If You Want A Good Woman. And the good news is that Satisfied follows in the same impressive style as its predecessor, with a ...
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Blues Beatles from exotic Brazil made their first concert in Norway up a slope inside the Hjørundfjord on Sunnmøre. Trandalblues had invited a band the few have heard ...
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The 23rd blues festival in beautiful Skånevik is well in port, once again with a lineup adapted to both the blues people and the settled people. The festival ...
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Interview with veteran singer, songwriter & guitarist Mark Cameron – continues his mission to hone his skills as a blues storyteller on his latest release “On A Roll”.  ...
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A fixture on the blues-rock scene for decades, Billy Hector is a tasty vocalist/guitarist who seamlessly fuses blues with the sound of the Jersey Shore in an electrifying ...
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The Fender Telecaster guitar is the first widely available and viable solid body guitar. First sold by Leo Fender in 1950 as the Esquire, then the Broadcaster and ...
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Interview with NYC Blues Hall of Famer Billie Williams – rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country. How has the Blues, Jazz, and Soul music ...
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Born near Memphis in 1915 and one of the most important yet under-recorded artists who bridged the gap from country to urban blues, Johnny Shines lives again with ...
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You’re never too old to “live the dream,” no matter what it is. Mick Clarke, from Surrey, England, proves this on his new album Steppin’ Out. Reviewers on YouTube have ...
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Although Bob Frank has spent a lifetime in the blues and roots music field and recorded several albums with the band Blue Lunch this is his first solo ...
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Interview with legendary Blues-Rock guitarist Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown – their fortieth album titled “City Night” on Quarto Valley Records. When was your first desire to become ...
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West Coast singer/songwriter Beth Hart has established herself as the undisputed queen of live blues recordings, something she drives home in style with this release, the third two-CD ...
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Wolf Records clearly thought that they had exhausted the supply of Magic Slim & The Teardrops material with their release of Pure Magic in 2014 but then the recordings of ...
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“Sing us a song – you’re the piano man.” Eight words from Billy Joel, so simple yet so haunting, have etched themselves into our collective memory. From Pinetop ...
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Harp player/vocalist has been a fixture in the Central California music scene since the late ‘80s, and shows why with this collection of straight-ahead Chicago- and West Coast-style ...
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Kenny Parker is one of those rare front men who leaves the singing to others, supporting himself with an assemblage of world-class bandmates. That’s the case here for ...
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Big Jay McNeely – I’m Still Here – Big Jay Sings The Blues The late legendary R&B-jump blues sax player Big Jay McNeely recorded this album just before his ...
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Interview with Theodore Alexiou of Theo & Boogie Sinners – takes you back in time to roll. When was your first desire to become involved with the blues? ...
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Hamar Bluesklubb invited to “selas” on Mjøsa, not in a cracked hollow, but with venerable Skibladner, the world’s oldest paddle steamer in operation. The cruise on June 22 ...
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Interview with Sallie Bengtson, owner of Nola Blue Records: A Heart Full Of Blues. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people? How has the music ...
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Henningsvær in Lofoten is a unique place to arrange a festival and offers visitors spectacular experiences. The place is perhaps best known for its international climbing environment and ...
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Interview with Detroit bluesman Kenny Parker – “Hellfire” Motor City hard-driving blues rocker. What do you learn about yourself from the Blues people and culture? What does the ...
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New Orleans singer Ernie K-Doe once said something like, “I’m not sure, but I’m almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.” Maybe he’s not right that ...
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Interview with Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price: The Soul of The Soul. How has the Blues n’ Soul music and culture influenced your views of the world ...
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Interview with Mexican musician and writer José Luis García Fernández – the culture of the Blues in Central America and beyond. How important was music in your life? ...
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