6 hrs ago
Infinty Hall to Present B.B. King with Kal David at Warner Theatre, 10/18
Infinity Hall will present blues legend B.B. King at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm with Kal David and The Real Deal featuring Lauri Bono as the opening act. B.B. King isn't just "the King of Blues," he's an American treasure who is cited as the most influential blues musician of all time.
11 hrs ago
Legendary Jazz Pianist, Joe Sample Dies
Joe Sample, a legendary pianist who transitioned from bebop to soulful jazz with the Crusaders died Friday, September 12, according to his Facebook page. He was 75. Sample, who has worked with everyone from B.B. King, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, and more, holds writing, production, and performance credits on hundreds of releases and was a leader in transitioning music from bop to soulful jazz.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Bluesman Byther Smith: A Chicago hidden treasure
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.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio -
A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies
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.
National Public Radio
A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies
Pianist and composer Joe Sample, seen here at the 2010 Beirut Jazz Festival in Lebanon, has died at age 75. NABIL MOUNZER/EPA /Landov hide caption Pianist and composer Joe Sample, seen here at the 2010 Beirut Jazz Festival in Lebanon, has died at age 75. 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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Fall's Pop Concerts: Fans Can Look For Iggy, B.B. King, Fleetwood Mac
Music? We've got that for you, from summer songs that've overstayed their welcome to edgy indie rockers in sweaters, tweedy U.K. singer-songwriters and masked Heartland rockers. Check out these 20 shows that have absolutely no artificial pumpkin flavor.
The Local Tourist
The House of Blues Adds Moonshine to the Menu
The House of Blues cocktail menu is taking a turn for the backwoods. The downtown concert venue is adding Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine to their permanent drinks menu.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Red Deer Advocate
Doc MacLean bringing the blues to Red Deer
Toronto-based MacLean has appeared across North America at clubs and blues festivals. His legendary road trips encompass some 200-plus dates each year.
Fill 'Er Up: Creating Guitar Melodies Between Vocal Lines
Fills, those brief instrumental runs that occupy the spaces between vocal lines, no doubt have their origin in the call-and-response vocal tradition associated with country blues, gospel, work songs and field hollers. When B.B. King, for example, sings a line and answers himself with a lick on his guitar, he's merely echoing what he heard in church as a child growing up in Mississippi.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
East Bay Express
Review: Take Me to the River
There's been no shortage of tuneful movies lately, but Martin Shore's Take Me to the River has one or two secret weapons that make it stand out in the crowd. Any "roots R&B" documentary that can get Mavis Staples, Snoop Dogg, Booker T. Jones, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Otis Clay into the studio for live sessions in front of a camera is noteworthy right from the start.
Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album
Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant -- Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney's longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who covered favorite songs by the former Beatle.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Magness brings award-winning blues to Earlville
Magness brings award-winning blues to Earlville Magness has been singing the blues and fronting bands for 30 years, winning top awards.
Detroit-area man sentenced to 17 years in porch shooting
Theodore Wafer has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years for murder for shooting Renisha McBride on his porch last year.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus: Guitar legends bring their best to Tucson
Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus started with a big boom at AVA Amphitheater on August 31, 2014.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Rheta Johnson: Thacker Mountain Radio on the road created history
I've always wondered what it would have felt like to be in the Ed Sullivan audience, CBS' Studio 50, on a simmering September evening, when a pretty down-home boy named Elvis sang about loving tenderly and brought down the house.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
B.B. King's Restaurant & Blues Club
Catch live blues, rock, reggae, funk, and other acts at this CityPlace venue, where the menu is as soulful as the music.
Miami's Community Newspapers
Memphis: Home of the Blues - and much more
Memphis is known as the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock and the Cradle of American Music, and those are all fitting titles when you consider the many famous artists who have called the historic Mississippi River town home - W.C. Handy, B.B. King and Isaac Hayes, as well as Elvis Presley, Roy ... The post Memphis: Home of the Blues - " ... (more)
Music, food and fun at Round Lake's Home Town Fest
Duke Tumatoe will perform a blend of R&B, rock, blues and funk at 3:15 p.m. at the Round Lake Home Town Fest, which will take place Saturday, Sept.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Music Boston it's the weekend by Amy Nachbar
On Friday, August 29, 2014 it's the Campfire Festival which runs through Monday, September 1, 2014.
Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to Casino Ballroom
AXE MASTER: Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his longtime band will play tunes from their new album, "Goin' Home," at a Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom show Saturday night.