Tuesday May 14
River Cities' Reader
What's Happenin': Summer, 2013
Blues, soul, and gospel musician Joe Louis Walker, who plays Davenport's Redstone Room on May 24, was born on December 25, 1949.
Mon May 13, 2013
Market Report: StanChart off-key as activist goes short
Laura Chesters is digital, consumer and luxury goods reporter at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.
This Is London
Market round-up: Flybe takes to the skies on news it is mulling Gatwick sale
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Fri May 10, 2013
Blues legend James Cotton tells his story, in song
He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a sideman to Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Riptide Movement - steppin' out and steppin' up
"THE BLUES had a baby and they called it rock'n'roll," Muddy Waters declared on his 1977 album Hard Again, and from Van Morrison to Rory Gallagher to Thin Lizzy, the Irish have always had time for the blues.
VIDEO: Hugh Laurie's blues
Actor and musician Hugh Laurie interviews one of his musical heroes, Chris Barber - a man he credits with introducing many black blues singers to UK audiences in the 1950s and '60s. Internationally known as a traditional jazz trombone player, Barber says British audiences immediately loved performers like Muddy Waters who influenced the first ... (more)
Mathus brings 'catfish music' to Ybor City
Jimbo Mathus lives in what he considers the cultural epicenter of America. That's not New York or Los Angeles, it's Mississippi.
Sat May 04, 2013
Sugar Blue Unplugged Just as Sweet
Location, location, location -- some cats know how to be in the right place at the right time.
Thu May 02, 2013
Something Else! Reviews
Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, others...
The standard-bearing harp influence of Walter Jacobs - he established the vocabulary still used by nearly every amplified modern player - is well documented.
The Rolling Stones hit the scene with 1964 debut
Now embarking on their 50 and Counting tour, it all began for the Rolling Stones in 1964 with their eponymous debut album.
Wed May 01, 2013
Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House
Few artists reach the pinnacle in their career where self indulgence becomes high art and their fans eat it up with vigor.
The fading history of Illinois: The state's ten most endangered...
Conservationists in the state of Illinois have released their a list of the ten most endangered historic places of 2013.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Chicago's bascule bridges, Muddy Waters' one-time...
The iconic moveable bridges have for the first time made Landmarks Illinois' "Ten Most Endangered Historic Places" for 2013, along with the one-time home of legendary Chicago Blues musician Muddy Waters.
The Daily Gazette
Group names Illinois' 10 most endangered places
An 1890s orphanage for black children, a theater that thrived in Peoria's early 20th century heyday and the Chicago home of late blues legend Muddy Waters were named Tuesday to the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois.
Mineola Hotel makes list of endangered historic places in Illinois
FOX LAKE – The Mineola Hotel joined a former home for African-American orphans, the home of Blues musician Muddy Waters and a pre-Civil War era North Shore mansion on the list of the state's most endangered historic places.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Album premiere: James Cotton's 'Cotton Mouth Man'
'Cotton Mouth Man,' the latest album from blues harmonica great James Cotton, features appearances from Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo, Warren Hayes, Delbert McClinton and others.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch
New Orleans Jazz Fest: Rockers roll
New Orleans natives and Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band covered TLC's "Waterfalls." John Mayer covered the Muddy Waters tune "I Got My Mojo Working." Billy Joel trotted out the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to jam during the midsection of "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant." And Ben Harper continued his roots exploration in a set with collaborator ... (more)
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Joliet's own blues legend joining Buddy Guy's hall of fame
A Joliet blues musician who has opened for the likes of Muddy Waters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds will be recognized by Buddy Guy on Sunday as he's inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Jazz Fest opening day features Mayer, a feast of guitarists
The annual music marathon that occupies New Orleans every spring opened Friday for the first of two music-filled weekends at the Fair Grounds Race Course.