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Harman Professional India Takes 2014 Blues Festival To Higher Level

India's An Ode to the Blues festival, now in its fourth year, was recently held at Bangalore's CounterCulture performance space/restaurant.


Related Topix: Blues, Guitar Shorty, Pop/Rock, Soulmate

Yesterday | All About Jazz

Robert Johnson -- Amanda Petrusich a ' Do Not Sell at Any Price: ...

Amanda Petrusich - Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records Amanda Petrusich 272 Pages ISBN: # 978-1451667059 Scribner 2014 The text for Jonathan Edwards' famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, Jonathan Edwards, Folk

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Scott Ainslie come to The Strand

Ainslie is a traditional acoustic blues singer, guitarist, historian and songwriter with personal roots in the Civil Rights era and a great affection for cross-cultural exchange.


Related Topix: Blues, Alexandria, VA

WJZW-FM Washington

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill Says He's Looking Forward to Getting Rid of the "Stones in My Passway"

ZZ Top announced on Monday that it has to postpone the start of its U.S. summer tour because bassist Dusty Hill needs surgery to remove a pair of kidney stones.


Related Topix: ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Blues, Sturgis, SD

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Guitar World

Eric Clapton Discusses His Star-Studded J.J. Cale Tribute Album,...

This is an excerpt from the September 2014 issue of Guitar World . For the rest of this story, plus features on the Black Keys, Judas Priest, 17 Amazing practice amps, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from Epiphone, ESP Guitars, Visual Sound, Blackstar, G&L Guitars, Ibanez and more, check out the September 2014 issue at the Guitar World Online ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Oklahoma

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Advocate

Community column for July 22, 2014

Southeastern Louisiana University history professor William Robison spoke about blues musician Robert Johnson to the Edward Livingston Historical Association on June 19 at the Livingston Branch Library.


Related Topix: Southeastern Louisiana University, Blues, Home Gardening, Home, Baton Rouge, LA

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Davey Williams Plays At AVA July 25

The Association for Visual Arts and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will host Davey Williams with guests Evan Lipson and Bob Stagner on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 for ages 25 and under.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Association, Blues

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds offer fury, comfort, brimstone at Ace Hotel

Nick Cave performs with his band, the Bad Seeds, at the new Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pop/Rock, Rock-N-Roll, Theater, Arts, Blues, Music, Entertainment

Sat Jul 12, 2014

National Public Radio

History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

If you've ever enjoyed the ghostly weird-old-America wail of Robert Johnson, the deep blues of Charley Patton or Skip James' guitar wizardry, you can thank the 78 collecting community - those dedicated folks who hunt down the rare old shellac records that hold so much of our musical past.


Related Topix: Blues, Charley Patton, Skip James, Collecting, Life, Hobbies

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Times Record News

Guitarist to play blues with hero

Seth James, who played with the Departed for three years, will dole out some blues classics with his guitar hero, Bobby Mack, on July 19 at the Iron Horse Pub.


Related Topix: Blues

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Seattle Weekly

The Unlikely Path of Outsider Artist/Musician Willis Earl Beal

Since he emerged a few years back as a DIY purveyor of idiosyncratic soul, Beal has bristled at comparisons to the Mississippi axeman who, according to folklore, created the blues at a certain crossroads.


Related Topix: Blues, Lacey, WA


Ghosts of Greenwood: Photos

Cotton was once Greenwood's lifeblood. Bales of it sit on display at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta.


Related Topix: Greenwood, MS, Agriculture, Science, Blues

Thu Jul 03, 2014


John Mellencamp, 'Small Town': Exclusive Premiere from His New 'Trouble No More' Live Album

John Mellencamp performs at Farm Aid 2013 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21, 2013.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Mellencamp, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY, Blues, Woody Guthrie, Folk

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Living Colour Working on Blues and Led Zeppelin-Inspired New Album

Living Colour still don't have a title or release date for the follow-up to their 2009 'The Chair in the Doorway' LP - but guitarist Vernon Reid definitely has an idea of what fans can expect to hear when the new record arrives.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Living Colour, Blues

Thu Jun 26, 2014


Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Yellen arrives at a cross roads, and it's decision time

Legend has it - and it almost certainly is legend - that one midnight long ago, the blues artist Robert Johnson went down to the crossroads of two Mississippi highways and sold his soul to the Devil to become a great musician.


Related Topix: Blues, Eric Clapton, Ben Bernanke

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Got My Mojo Workin'

Thursday night at C-Boy's Heart & Soul, and Steve Wertheimer's southside juke joint is drenched in true blues.


Related Topix: Blues, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Music, Entertainment

Mississippi Business Journal

The Blues and higher education - Delta State launches the International Delta Blues Project

While the debate continues over the location of "The Crossroads" where legend has it that Robert Johnson made a pact with devil to become the greatest bluesman ever, Delta State University is looking to solidify the city of Cleveland as the place where the blues and academia intersect.


Related Topix: Blues, Delta State University