New Cash Box Kings album "Holding Court"

New Cash Box Kings album “Holding Court”

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Blind Pig Records has announced an April 28th release date for Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites, The Cash Box Kings. On Holding Court the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's ... Lees artikel
RIP - Robert "Wolfman" Belfour

RIP – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour

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Legendary blues guitarist Robert Belfour has died at the age of 74. The musician, known as “Wolfman,” was a legend in his adopted home city of Memphis ... Lees artikel
paradiso amsterdam

Paradiso begint eigen platenlabel

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Het Amsterdamse poppodium Paradiso begint een eigen platenlabel: de Paradiso Vinyl Club. Hiermee brengt het podium alleen werk uit van beginnende Nederlandse muziekacts. Bands leveren zelf de opnamen en het artwork, en Paradiso brengt hun single uit. De popzaal wil acht keer per jaar een 7-inch single in een beperkte oplage op de markt brengen. Volgens de initiatiefnemers hebben platenmaatschappijen te weinig oog voor opkomend muzikaal talent uit Nederland. ... Lees artikel
Album Stream | Mahalia Barnes feat. Joe Bonamassa - Ooh Yea: The Betty Davis Songbook

Album Stream | Mahalia Barnes feat. Joe Bonamassa – Ooh Yea: The Betty Davis Songbook

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Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates have teamed up with American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to release an album of Betty Davis covers called Ooh Yea! – The Betty Davis Songbook. Listen now to the album stream ... Ooh Yea! is available on CD and LP, it explores tracks from Davis’ sexy, raw funk records of the early ‘70s. Ooh Yea! - The Betty Davis Song Book is certainly Mahalia’s most ambitious and prodigious work to date. It’s a record of songs with passion, feeling, power and grit that celebrates one of the most progressive voices of funk and R&B. Do yourself a favor and listen. You won’t regret ... Lees artikel
Juke Joints - Heart on Fire. The Single - Video

Juke Joints – Heart on Fire. The Single – Video

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New single from the Juke Joints from their latest album, "Heart on Fire". On their 9th studio album the Masters of Rock Rollin Blues have like never before succeeded in translating the steamingly hot energy of their live shows into a brilliant studio sound. Info about the new album, see Juke Joints - Heart on Fire ... Lees artikel
JJ Grey & Mofro - Everything is a Song - Lyric Video

JJ Grey & Mofro – Everything is a Song – Lyric Video

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Lyric Video for "Everything is a Song", the opening track of the new album Ol' Glory which is released today by Provogue ... Lees artikel
Orgel Vreten - Kopna Kopna

Video: Orgel Vreten – Kopna Kopna

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Vandaag is de nieuwe clip van Orgel Vreten online gekomen. Met deze ‘Booker T & The MG’s-Achtige’ look and feel, grijpt Orgel Vreten terug in tijd, maar is het tegelijkertijd eigentijds. De plaat komt op 30 maart uit ... Lees artikel
Nieuwe video voor single Forgiveness van WILLE AND THE BANDITS

Nieuwe video voor single Forgiveness van WILLE AND THE BANDITS

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Having toured their unique brand of roots rock with the likes of Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa, The John Butler Trio and Status Quo Wille and the Bandits are now proudly presenting their new video for their single Forgiveness. ... Lees artikel
Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection- Rarities From The Second Decade

Chris Smither – Drive You Home Again. Listen Now!

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Song Premiere: Chris Smither – "Drive You Home Again" From ‘Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Favorite and Rarities from the Second Decade’ On March 3, Signature Sounds will celebrate its 20 years of existence as a vital Americana and folk label with a special new compilation. The label will release "Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Rarities From The Second Decade". The album will present featuring thirteen unreleased tracks and eighteen songs in total from Lake Street Dive, Crooked Still, Eilen Jewell, Chris Smither, and many others. Listen now to Chris Smither's "Drive You Home Again" from the forthcoming collection... ‘Drive You Home Again,’ a Chris Smither’s unreleased track from the collection, exudes a timeless ramshackle and moody darkness that well reflects Signature Sounds spirit of ... Lees artikel

Vernon Harrington R.I.P. – West Side Blues Guitarist

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West Side blues guitarist Vernon Harrington, 61, died Jan. 18, 2015 after a serious illness. He appeared several times in the Chicago Blues Festival and was known around the neighborhood as a dedicated follower of the 1960s Cobra Records artist Magic Sam. Born in 1953, Vernon, and his brother Joe, a bass player, come from an outstanding musical family. Their father Houston Harrington founded the Atomic H label which recorded several blues and gospel acts including their cousin Eddy Clearwater. Vernon's uncle Ernest introduced him to Magic Sam when he was only 11 years old, and he used to hang out in Sam's back yard and play hookie from school to pick up guitar tips. Vernon played in the upbeat strumming style of his mentor ... Lees artikel
Bob Dylan - Stay with Me (Official Audio)

Listen Now | Bob Dylan – Stay With Me. From Bob Dylan’s new album, Shadows In The Night, coming February 3rd.

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Learn more about the songs on Bob Dylan's Shadows In The Night, starting with "Stay With Me." STAY WITH ME Song written in 1963 Carolyn Leigh, Jerome Moross COVERS: The song is best known as its alternate title, "Theme Song from The Cardinal," as sung by Frank Sinatra ... Lees artikel

Europese tour THE BLACK KEYS afgelast

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Helaas zijn The Black Keys genoodzaakt hun Europese tour te annuleren. Hieronder valt ook het concert dat de band op maandag 23 februari in de Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam zou geven. Kaartbezitters krijgen zo spoedig mogelijk per mail bericht over de restitutie mogelijkheden. Wegens een schouderblessure van drummer Patrick Carney zijn The Black Keys genoodzaakt hun Europese tour, onderdeel van de Turn Blue World Tour, te annuleren. Helaas kunnen de tourdata niet worden ingehaald vanwege hun volle tourschema en de beschikbaarheid van de zalen waar de concerten gepland stonden. Kaartkopers krijg hun aankoopbedrag teruggestort. Op dit moment verwacht de band hun tournee na 10 maart weer te kunnen hervatten. In een verklaring laat de band weten "We are very sorry to have to cancel our ... Lees artikel

Interview | Bob Dylan talks about his new disc, ‘Shadows in the Night,’ his love for Frank Sinatra and about life in his 70s

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In his first interview in nearly three years, the legendary singer-songwriter talks about his new disc, ‘Shadows in the Night,’ his love for Frank Sinatra and about life in his 70s. Read the full interview @ AARP The Magazine ... Lees artikel
Keb' Mo' - BLUESAmericana

Interview | Keb’ Mo’ – making music on his own terms

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The prospect of adding three more Grammys to his mantle doesn’t seem to move Keb’ Mo’. And the fact that none of the nominations is in the category of blues is of little consequence. Once regarded as a savior of the blues by music critics, Keb’ Mo’ is more interested in making music on his own terms. The title of his latest record, “BLUESAmericana,” provides a frame for the style in which he sees himself operating. The record picked up two Grammy nominations in the Americana category and another for best-engineered non-classical album. Leading up to his performance in Cincinnati, Keb’ Mo’ talked about what a Grammy win would mean and why categories for music don’t mean as much now as before. Read interview @ ... Lees artikel

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – “The Third”. Album stream – listen now

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis s return with their new album, three years on since their hugely acclaimed ‘Smoking In Heaven’. With new space and equipment, the band knew they could take their third album to another level, with the songwriting, instrumentation, styles, production and sound. Listen now to the album stream... KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS The Third Format: CD / LP Label: Sunday Best Release Date: 26th January 2015 KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS ON TOUR 21 Feb. 2015 – AB, Brussel 13 Maart 2015 – Paradiso, Amsterdam Complete tourschedule + more info: ... Lees artikel

Listen Now | Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Scream At The Night” – From the band’s upcoming “So Delicious album”

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More info about the new album: THE REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND - So Delicious Tour Schedule: THE REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND IN MEI VIERMAAL IN NEDERLAND ... Lees artikel
Balkun Brothers - ReDrova

Balkun Brothers – ReDrova

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“ReDrova” is Balkun Brothers’ first full-length, self-produced album that includes an impressive variety of musical styles that sends the listener on a journey from the roots of American blues to the future of rock n’ roll and beyond ... Lees artikel

DittyTV: A Week of the Blues! Three days of raw, down-home blues, performed and broadcast live from the Home of the Blues – 31st annual International Blues Challenge Memphis

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Making Way To Memphis Bands from around the globe will be packing their bags, loading up their instruments, saying goodbye to their friends and family back home, and getting on a plane to make their way to the Home of the Blues to compete in the 31st annual International Blues Challenge. Along with the IBC, they will be performing as part of the 4th Annual DittyTV: A Week of the Blues! Three days of raw, down-home blues, performed and broadcast live. This year’s amazing lineup will be featuring authentic blues artists from Croatia, Italy, Spain, Philippines, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, and more!! You can see two full days of blues music beginning January 20th – 22nd. Read all about it and watch via DittyTV : ... Lees artikel

Listen: GOV’T MULE with JOHN SCOFIELD – “Pass The Peas” from the new Sco-Mule album!

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On Jan. 27, Gov’t Mule will release ’Sco-Mule,’ a document of their 1999 concerts with jazz guitarist John Scofield. You can exclusively listen to their cover of ‘Pass the Peas’ now ... More info about the upcoming release Sco-Mule, see ... Lees artikel

Italian blues woman Elli de Mon to release new album “II” on french label Pitshark Records

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Elli de Mon - II Label: Pitshark Records Release: 13 febbraio 2015 Format: LP / CD / Digital Simply II, two, second. Two as the opposites: light and shadows, day and night, me and you. Two as in Led Zeppelin II. Two as the natural continuation of the first work, to whom this album is deeply connected, for conception and production. Then, two as in something deeper: two is the symbol of separation, portrays the loss of the original unity. “II” is conceived as a path of consciousness, travelling around to nd the unity, its own “daimon”, demon, that is calling every one of us. The solemn gait of consciousness and research is led by the calendar day time: the album takes o at sunset ... Lees artikel
Victor Wainwright


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Blind Pig Records has announced the signing of Victor Wainwright, recognized as one of the most dynamic and exciting keyboard performers on the roots music scene. Following the signing, Victor said, "After putting a tremendous amount of time, effort and passion into this project, we’re extremely proud of the final recording. I’m excited that we are teaming up with renowned Roots and Blues label Blind Pig Records, to deliver what we feel is our best album yet!” The first release under the pact from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, entitled Boom Town, is scheduled to be released in late May. The CD was recorded in Edgewater, Florida and produced by Stephen Dees, who wrote much of the material on the album and is also the WildRoots ... Lees artikel

Blues Photos | These Are The Last Remaining Old School Mississippi Blues Musicians

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Photo Credit (C) Lou Bopp Since 2008, photographer Lou Bopp has been capturing the now elderly men who constitute the Mississippi Delta Blues musicians of a previous era. With calloused hands, worn faces and twinkling eyes, the blues artists are living remnants of a bygone time, one of juke joints and fiery soul. Read the full story and look at Lou's great photos via ... Lees artikel
Warner Music Canada Signs Canadian Blues-Rock Sensation Philip Sayce

Warner Music Canada Signs Canadian Blues-Rock Sensation Philip Sayce

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Warner Music Canada is thrilled to announce the signing of guitarist Philip Sayce. Warner will be releasing Philip’s critically acclaimed album Influence on March 10, 2015. Originally released in Europe in late August 2014 to critical acclaim, the Canadian version of Influence will include two new songs led by the first single, Philip’s incendiary version of the Ten Years After classic “I’d Love To Change The World.” ... Lees artikel
JOHNNY FONTANE AND THE RIVALS - Debut Album "Lemme Tell Ya" - Release on 23 January 2015

JOHNNY FONTANE AND THE RIVALS – Debut Album “Lemme Tell Ya” – Release on 23 January 2015

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With their first studio Album „LEMME TELL YA!“ JFR brings a new dimension into the Swiss blues scene. In any case, the debut album thrives with 12 of their own compositions, catchy guitar riff's, solo's and beautiful harmonious vocal arrangements brimming with self-confidence ... Lees artikel


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Alligator Records is proud to announce the re-signing of blues/soul/Americana singing sensation Shemekia Copeland to the label she called home from 1998 through 2005. Over the course of her four Alligator albums and her two most recent for Telarc, Copeland's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach ... Lees artikel
Govt Mule

Jazz-rock legend John Scofield & Gov’t Mule reveal ‘Tom Thumb’ ahead of new album ‘Sco-Mule’

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Gov’t Mule & John Scofield ‘Sco-Mule’ Released 26th January 2015 Provogue/Mascot Label Group Photo Credit (C) Anna Webber The second instalment of the Gov’t Mule 20th anniversary celebration has been a long time coming, ‘Sco-Mule’ has been in the pipeline for over a decade and will now see the light of day on 26th January 2015 on 2CD/Double vinyl. In September 1999 Gov’t Mule was a little over 5 years old and began embracing and exploring personal influences which weren’t quite present in the music at that stage. They had written and recorded jazz-influenced instrumentals such as ‘Trane’, ‘Birth of the Mule’ and ‘Thelonius Beck’, but had never, at that point, done any “live” performances that were predominantly made up of instrumental songs. At this ... Lees artikel

Bluesrock trio My Blue Van komt met tweede album

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Op 23 februari brengt de gouden driemansformatie hun tweede album 'Hush' uit. Met de rauw klinkende zang, de bluesy riffs en de solide achterlinie heeft de Utrechtse band een goed geoliede machine te pakken. De Utrechtse band presenteert hun tweede album op zaterdag 20 februari in het Utrechtse poppodium EKKO. Als voorproefje brengt de band begin januari al zijn eerste single en videoclip van het nieuwe album uit. De eerste single heet ’25 Nights and Days’ en is hieronder te beluisteren: De plaat 'Hush' is het vervolg op de alom geprezen debuutplaat As Colours Change (2013), waarmee de band hoge ogen gooide bij pers, bandwedstrijden en publiek. Zo noemde muziekblad OOR hun debuutplaat: “een overdonderende plaat met, je bij de kladden grijpende, blues-rocksongs die lang ... Lees artikel
Ian Siegal - 'One Night In Amsterdam' EPK video

Ian Siegal – ‘One Night In Amsterdam’ EPK video

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Celebrated blues singer and guitarist Ian Siegal premieres the EPK for his new album “One Night In Amsterdam” today. The 5:17 minute-long “Making Of” EPK chronicles the recording process and musicians featured on the album released by Nugene Records on March 9th ... Lees artikel
Verslag: Bluestalenten Leif de Leeuw Band en Ralph de Jongh in Calypso Theater, Wijk bij Duurstede : "Going To Memphis"

Verslag: Bluestalenten Leif de Leeuw Band en Ralph de Jongh in Calypso Theater, Wijk bij Duurstede : “Going To Memphis”

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BluesinWijk opende het nieuwe bluesjaar 2015 met champagne voor elke bluesliefhebber in het Calypso theater en twee veelbelovende bands, Leif de Leeuw Band en Ralph de Jongh solo. Lees verslag + Foto's @ ... Lees artikel
Hell and High Water by Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

15-Year-Old Blues Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

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If you frequent the interwebs, you might've come across a few recent news items about a 15-year-old blues guitarist named Christone Ingram — a young shredder better known as "Kingfish." Last November, Kingfish performed for the Obamas at the White House as part of the Delta Blues Museum band ... Lees artikel
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