David Scott recently attended a Michael Chapman show and said it was a privilege to “see and hear one of the best English guitarists and songwriters of his generation.” Read about it in this week’s Blues Beat.
Bob Putignano says that the Detroit Jazz Festival might be the only “true jazz festival.” Read why in his review of the 33rd annual version of the festival.
Gary Weeks found a breath of fresh air when he recently caught Chris Duarte on his “Blues in the Afterburner Tour.” Read about the show in this week’s Blues Beat.
Beardo calls Curtis Salgado “our modern-day medical-miracle man.” Read his review of a recent Curtis Salgado show and we think you’ll agree.
The San Jose Fountain Blues Festival is one of the longest running blues festivals in the United States. Contributing Writer Dan Harrell checks in on the thirty-second edition and finds it not only great but a bargain to boot!
Portland, Oregon’s Waterfront Blues Festival is one of the biggest and best, and it’s all for a good cause. BluesWax’s Bob Gersztyn checked out all five days and shares some of the highlights on this week’s Blues Beat page.
Mark Goodman went high up in the Rocky Mountains to attend the tenth annual Blues From The Top Festival in Winter Park, Colorado. Read about their fun combination of jams, festival acts, and blues kids.
Last week Kim O’Brien reminded us of who was the “Prime Minister of the Blues.” This week he tells more about the man and the festival that bears his name.
B.B. may be the King of the Blues, but in this week’s Blues Beat Kim O’Brien reminds us of who is the “Prime Minister of the Blues.”
Bob Putignano found a way to beat the summer heat, he headed to the mountains of Québec for the 19th Tremblant Blues Festival. Cool off and read all about it!