1. T-Model Ford, Salty Bluesman, Dead at 94

    July 16, 2013 4:34 PM EDT James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss. His age was uncertain. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said the family…

  2. Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney To Rock ArthurFest

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock titans such as Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Keys and Cat Power have signed on to perform at Arthur Magazine's first ArthurFest. Indie rock titans such as Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Keys and Cat Power have signed on to perform at Arthur Magazine's…

  3. Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant tome—which also includes a comic book and two CDs—adds up to a self-published sta Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant…

  4. Black Keys Sign With Fat Possum, Eye S-K Trek

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys has signed with Fat Possum and will release its sophomore album, "ThickFreakness," on April 8. The group, which features guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and d Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys has signed with Fat Possum and will…

  5. When Lightnin' Struck the Pine

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. CeDell Davis is a native of Helena, Ark., one of the true cradles of the Delta blues. He's been playing guitar and singing the blues in Arkansas for decades without receiving much notice, though it…

  6. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  7. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  8. New Waits Songs On Bluesy 'Big Bad Love' Soundtrack

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom Waits will grace the blues-heavy soundtrack to the upcoming film "Big Bad Love." The artist contributes "Long Way Home" and "Jayne's Blue Wish" t Two new songs from gravel-voiced singer/songwriter Tom…

  9. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus'…

  10. Scorsese, PBS Working On Six-Part Blues Series

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part series that will air on PBS in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. A source says that unlike recent PBS series such as "Ken Burns Jazz" and Martin Scorsese is executive-producing "The Blues," a six-part…

  11. Buddy Guy Goes South For 'Sweet Tea'

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea," due May 15, bluesman Buddy Guy says, "They sent me down to Mississippi and said, 'Buddy, get on top of this!'" To record his intrepid new Silvertone/Jive Records album "Sweet Tea,"…