1. SXSW 2016: 'Sidemen' Documentary Explores the Lives of Backing Bluesmen

    March 21, 2016 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The blues had a baby and they named it rock n' roll," Muddy Waters once sang, both boasting his influence and blessing his musical offspring. And without a doubt he was right; the British Invasion that swept the music world in the 19 ...

  2. Buddy Guy Pays Tribute to B.B. King on 'Flesh & Bone,' With Help From Van Morrison: Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 30, 2015 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 When B.B. King passed away on May 14, there was no question Buddy Guy -- a disciple even though he's just 11 years King's junior -- would pay tribute. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 Guy, who turned 79 today (July 30), had already record ...

  3. Vegas Staple Carlos Santana Dishes on His Top 4 Sin City Tips (Including Skip the Gambling!)

    March 13, 2015 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For this rocker, the Vatican has nothing on the entertainment capital of the world. During the past seven years, the legendary bandleader Carlos Santana , 67, has become a Las Vegas staple, most recently with multiple strings of dates at Mandalay Ba ...

  4. Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

    July 17, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer. Winter, who had turned 70 in February, was drawing on the same well in 2014 ...

  5. Headstone Project Brings Recognition to Long-Forgotten Blues Musos

    December 30, 2013 3:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson. But visitors to the overgrown St. Louis cemetery where Bankhead was buried more t ...

  6. Piano C. Red, Chicago Blues Musician, Dies at 79

    June 05, 2013 12:03 AM EDT Chicago blues piano player Piano C. Red, who performed with Muddy Waters, B.B King, Fats Domino and Buddy Guy before being paralyzed in 2006, has died. Red's son, James Britton, confirmed Tuesday that his 79-year-old father died Monday. He sa ...

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  8. Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA

    July 02, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article PROMOTION Styx and Ted Nugent Rocked the Classics for a Packed House in Bethlehem, PA Styx , the veteran rock band that turned too much time on its hands into a massive hit, made the most of every moment June 29 when it rocked the Sand ...

  9. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Au ...

  10. Joan Osborne Circles Back to Blues With 'Bring It On Home'

    April 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Joan Osborne's latest disc, "Bring It On Home," has somewhat of a "back to the future" feel for the singer. Part of that might stem from the fact that the album contains many covers from the blues and soul world, but the mem ...

  11. 'Lemmy' Director Turns The Camera On Johnny Winter

    February 15, 2012 6:56 PM EST Filmmaker Greg Olliver, who co-directed documentary "Lemmy," will be traveling with Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter this year for his next film. Olliver's company, Secret Weapon Films, will produce a documentary on Winter with a ...

  12. 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Delta Blues Great, Dies

    August 30, 2011 9:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-winning Blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday in his Chicago home, his manager said . He was 96. ...

  13. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include J ...

  14. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of arou ...

  15. Gregg Allman 'Can't Wait' to Cut 'Low Country Blues' Follow-Up

    November 30, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After taking 14 years between solo albums, Gregg Allman says he can't wait to do another one. Allman releases "Low Country Blues" on Jan. 18, featuring 11 blues covers and one original, "Just Another Rider," he wrote with Al ...

  16. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie &q ...

  17. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Be ...

  18. Chuck Brown Gets Back To 'Business'

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The untimely death of Eva Cassidy struck a deep chord with Chuck Brown. Washington, D.C.'s godfather of go-go had teamed with the pop/jazz singer on the 1995 release "The Other Side." "After we lost h The untimely death of Eva Ca ...

  19. Shepherd Jams With Blues Legends On New CD/DVD

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most ...

  20. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Plant has self-confessedly had a long fasci ...

  21. Bluesman Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died yesterday (Sept. 10) in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had g Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, ...

  22. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years afte ...

  23. Blues in the Blood

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the Year of the Blues wanes, it is more than appropriate to hear from Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters, especially when what he has to offer is the best album of his career. As the Year of the Blues wanes, it is more than appropriate to hear ...

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

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  25. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the ...

  26. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 20 ...

  27. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-p ...

  28. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime ...

  29. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its ...

  30. Rhino Leads The Band Through One 'Last Waltz'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Entertainment have teamed for a variety of projects to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the final concert by the original incarnation of the Band, later re Rhino Records, United Artists, and MGM Home Ente ...

  31. Shannon McNally's 'Jukebox' Holds Musical Variety

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as rich as a tobacco field. Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's ...

  32. Blind Pig Records—25th AnniversaryCollection

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually started in the basement of an Ann Arbor, Mich., blues joint in 1977—proudly celebrates its imminent 25th anniversary with a glorious sin San Francisco's Blind Pig Records— which actually st ...

  33. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 wi ...