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Rory Block Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan and New York Roots

Rory Block Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan and New York Roots

Blues singer/guitarist Rory Block reaches back to her youth for inspiration in this tribute to Bob Dylan, choosing tunes that “touched her heart and soul”.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Soar Over the Moon in Berkeley

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Soar Over the Moon in Berkeley

Whether blues power can help save a world gone mad from dystopian decline remains to be seen, but the Tedeschi Trucks Band appear ready to do so or die trying.

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

To encounter Scott H. Biram live-and-in-person, you’d figure Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister had kin in Caldwell County, a distant cousin steeped in Willie Dixon and Lightnin Hopkins.

Chris Smither Knows It’s ‘All About the Bones’

Chris Smither Knows It’s ‘All About the Bones’

Folkie Chris Smither always knew that nothing would last forever, but the passage of time showed him the importance of appreciating the good things in life.

25 Years of Tom Waits’ ‘Mule Variations’

25 Years of Tom Waits’ ‘Mule Variations’

With Mule Variations, Tom Waits tamed his vaudevillian guises and showed that he was aging gracefully, while retaining his integrity towards his artistry.

Charlie Parr Looks Inward and Upward for ‘Little Sun’

Charlie Parr Looks Inward and Upward for ‘Little Sun’

Charlie Parr remains aware of his blues tradition, but he mostly moves into his own space, building on his roots background with creativity for Little Sun.

Delta Blues’ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Will Rock Your Soul

Delta Blues’ Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Will Rock Your Soul

Blues powerhouse player Christone “Kingfish” Ingram knows how to swing, but at this week’s Extra Innings Festival, he won’t need a baseball bat to prove it.

Jeff Rogers Goes South to Look for His ‘Dream Job’

Jeff Rogers Goes South to Look for His ‘Dream Job’

Canadian roots rocker Jeff Rogers went to Muscle Shoals to record Dream Job. He and his band carve out nine tracks of bluesy piano-centered rock.

Robert Finley Ain’t Wasting Any Time

Robert Finley Ain’t Wasting Any Time

Blues legend Robert Finley’s blues-rock sound is hitting a whole new generation of fans, and his unbridled energy shows that age ain’t nothin’ but a number.

Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Still Won’t Burn

Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Still Won’t Burn

It’s been 25 years since her debut album made a big splash in the blues rock scene, and Susan Tedeschi’s fire is burning as bright as ever.

Kevin Burt and Big Medicine Lean on Bill Withers for New LP

Kevin Burt and Big Medicine Lean on Bill Withers for New LP

Bluesman Kevin Burt may be reverent towards Bill Withers, but he isn’t afraid to mess with Withers’ songs. He offers interpretations rather than recreations.

‘The Memphis Blues Box’ Proves Memphis Is the Blues Capitol of the World

‘The Memphis Blues Box’ Proves Memphis Is the Blues Capitol of the World

The impressive, comprehensive, and massive The Memphis Blues Box includes old butt-kicking songs along with astoundingly good contemporary music.