1. Chicago Bluesman Lonnie Brooks Dies at 83

    April 03, 2017 8:41 AM EDT Chicago blues musician Lonnie Brooks, whose relationship with his adopted hometown was cemented by his hit recording of Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago," died at age 83, his son Ronnie Baker Brooks said Sunday. A prolific musician known for his intense guitar solos and…

  2. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  3. ABC Celebrates America's Musical Independence

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For ABC television's special "In Search of America: A July 4th Musical Celebration," host Peter Jennings says he wanted to connect aspects of American life through its music. For ABC television's special "In Search of America: A July 4th Musical Celebration,"…

  4. Hundreds Of Acts Flock To 2002 Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and India.Arie, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, to be held at t Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt,…