1. Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson

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  2. Leon Bridges on Overcoming Childhood Isolation and Finding His Voice: 'You Can't Teach Soul'

    June 26, 2015 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Believe the hype: Leon Bridges, a former dishwasher from Fort Worth turned retro wunderkind, is making good on comparisons to long-lost legends In black and white, analog tape players whirl. The singer warms up his voice with a gospel "whoa&quo ...

  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. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted ...

  5. Robert Johnson's Son Wins Case Over Only Existing Photos

    February 21, 2014 5:07 PM EST The son of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson can keep profits from the only two known photographs of his father, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The case turned on a technicality. The court ruled other family members knew as ea ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Delta Country Jam Bringing Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler to Mississippi

    August 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT One doesn't need much of a history lesson about the Mississippi Delta region to know that music is a huge part of the area. Harbor Entertainment's Drew Dedo is well aware of this fact, and is excited to be helping celebrate that heritage ...

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    Robert Johnson

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  9. Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: 'Slipstream,' Feminism, Katy Perry, Plans

    December 28, 2012 11:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt - singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - has seen her share of great music years, an ...

  10. Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson

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  11. Catt Gravitt, Jon Stone Win Big at SESAC Nashville Music Awards

    October 29, 2012 7:56 PM EDT Women were the center of attention when SESAC kicked off Country Music Week with its annual Nashville Music Awards on Sunday night. The performing-rights organization gave its songwriter of the year trophy to Catt Gravitt, a woman who had at least ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Pink Re-Ups With EMI; Universal Inks Danger Mouse, Mike Elizondo

    April 02, 2012 4:57 PM EDT EMI Music Publishing has renewed its long-term worldwide administration agreement with Pink, who has sold over 40 million albums and 70 million singles globally and won three Grammy Awards, according to the company. The re-up, brokered by EMI Musi ...

  13. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Coste ...

  14. Apollo Theater's Amateur Night Gets Mobile App, Goes Trans-Atlantic

    March 02, 2012 9:16 AM EST Harlem's Apollo Theater announced a wide-ranging expansion of its famous Amateur Night competition, including adding a website , mobile app and partnership with London's Hackney Empire for a transatlantic competition. Bruce Springsteen P ...

  15. Watch President Obama Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' With B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Booker T

    February 22, 2012 7:40 AM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion ...

  16. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion a ...

  17. '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. ...

  18. 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Last of the Delta Blues Legends, Dies at 96

    August 29, 2011 8:18 PM EDT David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a Delta blues guitarist and lifetime Grammy Award recipient who said he was there when iconic bluesman Robert Johnson took his last drink of poisoned whiskey, has died. He was 96. Edwards died of congestive hear ...

  19. Motorhead's Kilmister Talks New HeadCat Album, Beatles Influence

    July 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After being reactivated for five years, Motorhead 's Lemmy Kilmister says the members of his other band, HeadCat, "got to a point where we said we better do a new album 'cause we can't go out playing all the old songs all the tim ...

  20. Johnny Winter Honors 'Big Influences' on 'Roots,' out in September

    July 01, 2011 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will pay tribute his blues heroes and, for the first time in his 42-year recording career, enlist the assistance of established younger artists on "Roots," his first album for Megaforce. The release ...

  21. Rachael Ray Hosts Delicious SXSW Feedback Party

    March 20, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rachael Ray's biggest nightmare about her annual Feedback party at South By Southwest? Why, the food, of course. "The toughest part is I get so nervous about the food," Ray told Billboard.com on Saturday after watching her husband Joh ...

  22. John Mellencamp to Screen Album Doc from the Road

    August 09, 2010 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ohn Mellencamp is planning "something I've never done before" to promote his forthcoming 25th album, "No Better Than This." The Indiana rocker tells Billboard.com that the shows on his fall theater tour -- which kicks off ...

  23. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releas ...

  24. Remembering Bo Diddley

    May 29, 2009 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mention Bo Diddley’s name and most everyone thinks one thing—the beat. Bomp ba-bomp bomp, bomp bomp... Applied to such songs as “Bo Diddley,” “Hey Bo Diddley” and “Who Do You Love,” it's perhaps the most influential musical motif since the Devi ...

  25. May 8, 2009

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country musician Eddy Arnold dies at a care facility near Nashville at the age of 89. 2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces. 2001 – William B. Dial, road manag ...

  26. DELTA BLUES

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) undertakes the daunting task of reconsidering the blues of the Mississippi Delta, musicological terrain well-plowed in several noteworthy books, most Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) ...

  27. Phish Members Jam Together At Rothbury Festival

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phish fans got their wish, or at least a portion of it, yesterday (July 6) at the Rothbury Festival in Michigan, as three members of the band performed live together in two separate incarnations. Phish fans got their wish, or at least a portion of i ...

  28. Led Zeppelin / Dec. 11, 2007 / London (O2 Arena)

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For two hours and 10 minutes Monday night, legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin was back, rocking privileged fans at an ecstatic O2 Arena in London. It was something not seen for almost 20 years. For two hours and 10 minutes Monday night, legend ...

  29. BLACK CAT BONE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mississippi blues legend. Poetry, paintings and the subject's own lyrics tell the story of troubadour Robert Johnson, who died at the age of 27. Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mis ...

  30. DARKER THAN THE DEEPEST SEA

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Meticulous portrait of the gentle English singer/songwriter whose posthumous impact on the music world continues to gather force. Meticulous portrait of the gentle English singer/songwriter whose posthumous impact on the music world continues to gat ...

  31. Blues Pioneer Robert Lockwood Jr. Dies

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Lockwood died yesterday (Nov. 21) of respirator ...

  32. Into The 'Labryinth'

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute songs is not exactly a commercial slam-dunk. But he's holding out hope that his "Songs From the Labyrinth," due this week via Deutsche Gr Sting says he's fully a ...

  33. Sting's Lute Album A Labor Of 'Love'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute songs is not exactly a commercial slam-dunk. But he's holding out hope that his "Songs From the Labyrinth," due Oct. 10 via Deutsche Gram Sting says he's fully a ...

  34. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smi ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Grammys To Salute Bowie, Cream, Haggard, Pryor

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock legends David Bowie and Cream, country icon Merle Haggard, late bluesman Robert Johnson and late comedy innovator Richard Pryor are among the recipients of the 2006 Grammy Lifetime Achievement aw Rock legends David Bowie and Cream, country icon ...

  37. Lovett, Raitt Celebrate 'Crossroads'

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Longtime friendship leads to 'Crossroads' pairing for Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett. Twenty years ago a lanky young country singer from Texas headed to Milwaukee to open a concert for a raspy-voiced blues rocker. Lyle Lovett arrived a day e ...

  38. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home,&qu ...

  39. Hot Product

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eric Clapton Therapy 'Session' Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson interpretations, "Me and Mr. Johnson," the guitarist this week unveils the CD/DVD package "Sessions for Robert J." ...

  40. Clapton 'Sessions' Pay Tribute To Johnson

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Broadening the scope of Eric Clapton's recent album of Robert Johnson interpretations, "Me and Mr. Johnson," the guitarist will on Dec. 7 unveil the CD/DVD package "Sessions for Robert J." Broadening the scope of Eric Clapto ...

  41. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  42. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  43. Down to the Crossroads: Music Industry in 2004

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In 2004, the beleaguered music business is at a crossroads, the recent mega-deals in the music industry offer the possibility of near-term financial survival and the promise of fresh strategic thinkin In a mythical moment, bluesman Robert Johnson ...

  44. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West ...

  45. . . . And Serenity

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony Classical but rather Sony Legacy, the division responsible for state-of-the-art reissues of Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Billie Ho Sony's key classical catalog hit ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Trouble No More

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For whatever reason, many wrote John Mellencamp off a good decade ago, as his enormous '80s success began to subside. For whatever reason, many wrote John Mellencamp off a good decade ago, as his enormous '80s success began to subside. Yet ...

  48. Mellencamp Sets New Album Track List

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia. 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for h ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Music Flicks Herald AFI Center Opening

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional folkies were in the spotlight when the American Film Institute (AFI) opened its new Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md., over the las Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional fo ...

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