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PRLog - Sep. 14, 2014 - BOSTON -- "Paul Speidel's guitar playing is impressive. He manages to mix blues and jazz and funk naturally and effortlessly.
Guitarist Byther Smith is another example of a Chicago blues hidden treasure. Not a household name, Byther can play with the same calmness as B.B. King or the intensity of bitterness and pain.
ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.
Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis, Neil's has been doing some great things lately. In recent months Neil's has brought in classic rock group Wishbone Ash, the return of Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Rob Caudill and his Rod Stewart tribute and now he is bringing in one of the best groups from the early 70's, Savoy Brown.
Ray Charles is No. 13 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice . A list of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves, another honoree is revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown .
Lucinda Williams' almost 10-minute trip through J.J. Cale's "Magnolia" is a perfectly calibrated tribute, one full of broken Stonesy grandeur and quietly mournful space. Listening, it's clear she understands the lesser-explored contours of this song, settling into it like a cracked and comfortable leather seat.
Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept.
Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.
Butcher's block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes - the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars.
For four decades, AC/DC have blasted the rock 'n' roll landscape with towering riffs and a winking innuendo that cuts to the primal heart of the music. And their story is filled with anecdotes befitting such a titanic band.
The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is underway in Fredericton and performers aren't just playing late night shows, they're also sharing their music with elementary school students. Jackson, a blues musician from Chicago, has been introducing the under-10 crowd to the music he loves as part of the Blues in the Schools program.
Bob Mora and the Third Degree Blues Band will provide the Blues, Jardin del Rio is providing the farm-to-table food and libations, and numerous local businesses and supporters are offering auction items at the BBQ & Blues Campaign Kickoff Party this Saturday, supporting the Robert Tice-Raskin for Judge 2014 Campaign. The event begins at 4 p.m. today and the music will continue until 7 p.m. at Rincon del Rio, 10450 Rincon Way.
The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down in November. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press it filed the notices earlier this week, saying it could close Nov. 13. The company filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and threatened to close the Taj Majal if it doesn't get concessions from its unions.
Annie Lennox was the star of a Q&A at the 20th Century Theatre in West London to promote the upcoming release of her sixth solo album, “Nostalgia.” The latest project is her second consecutive album of cover songs . Among the wide variety of hits and standards she covers are Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put a Spell on You” and three co-written by Hoagy Carmichael, including “The Nearness of You.” The 59 year-old Scottish-born recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth confessed that her 2007 CD, “Songs of Mass Destruction” may prove to be her final album of original songs, reports Rolling Stone.
Called "Bare Bones," it's a collaborative album with fellow Detroit-based bluesman Motor City Josh.
Maroon 5 choose 'V' for victorious Maroon 5 "V" Maroon 5 must have made a pact with the devil to hit this high a ratio of memorable tunes on an album. On the band's fifth effort, "V," they pack so many catchy hooks, you'd think they've left all pirates in history defenseless.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:08 am
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