1. The Orchard Acquires Blind Pig Records Catalog

    March 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT The Orchard has acquired the master recording catalog of indie blues label Blind Pig Records, which includes albums by Muddy Waters , Magic Slim , Popa Chubby , Charlie Musselwhite , Bill Perry, James Cotton , and Otis Clay . In addition, the deal includes five new albums to be released in…

  2. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  3. Win A Guitar Signed ByGeorge Thorogood

    July 29, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Veteran bluesman George Thorogood and his band The Destroyers kick off a month-long coast-to-coast tour this weekend (July 31) in support of their new album 2120 South Michigan Avenue. On the 13-track record, available now, Thorogood wields his guitar alongside special guests Buddy Guy and…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billboard 200 with "Glee: the Music, the…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2001 - Zydeco pioneer…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2001 - Zydeco pioneer…

  7. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs…

  8. Waits Round Up Three Discs Worth Of 'Orphans'

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits opens his vaults for the first time on the three-disc collection "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards," due Nov. 21 via Anti-. Tom Waits opens his vaults for the first time on the three-disc collection "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards," due Nov. 21…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jack White and Brendan Benson had back to the garage for their debut album as the Raconteurs, Hoobastank laughs off the critics and T Bone Burnett breaks an extended hiatus from the studio in this wee Rapper Cam'ron's "Killa Season" (Atlantic/WEA). The third album from pop…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>A bill is introduced in the Michigan state legislature that would regulate concert attendance by minors under the age of 18. SB 1000 would give local governments in Michigan the authorit 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies…

  11. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  12. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis.…

  13. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.…

  14. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  15. Holmes Bros. Top Blues Awards Nominees

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented annually by the nonprofit Memphis-based Blues Foundation. The soulful New York-bred trio the Holmes Brothers lead the nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented…

  16. Friends

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share the fun. Eric Bibb's recent recording projects have been superb, and with "Friends" he shows that he's more than willing to share…

  17. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above most on my personal scale. Let's start…

  19. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  20. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

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