The Pinetop Perkins Foundation puts on Annual Master Class Workshops for youth. With great teachers, including the Master himself, the Workshops are proof that Pinetop Perkins continues to pay it forward. Find out more about this great project and how they have raised some wonderful scholarships to spread the music.
Roots rocker Webb Wilder will be inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony in Jackson on January 18.
Al Bell, chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation and one of the driving forces behind Stax Records, has received one of the highest honors the music industry offers, the Trustees Award given by the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy® to be given during Grammy Week on Saturday, February 12, and acknowledged at the [...]
Joan Osborne has come a long way since her blues roots. Now she is bringing “Love and Hate” to Lincoln Center.
The great folks at the Central Iowa Blues Society, based in Des Moines, Iowa, will be holding its annual Winter BluesFest on Saturday, January 29, at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. They will host ten acts on six different stages. The event will culminate with an After Hours Jam in the hotel ballroom. [...]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Berg is going to sit in with Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. Cubs and Blues, that sounds like Sweet Home Chicago!
The great folks who put on the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi, are launching a film festival in that city. They will have all kinds of films related to blues and the music of the region. Check it out on the Blues News page.
George Pickow, a photographer best known for the thousands of album covers in which he captured the titans of folk, jazz, and pop music – including Louis Armstrong and Lena Horne – in their midcentury prime, died on December 10 in Rosslyn, New York. He was 88. The cause was respiratory failure, his son Jon [...]
Blues For The Gulf has made their benefit compliation available for download. Check out all the great artists who contributed to this great cause.
Robin Rogers Passes By Don Wilcock Soulful blues singer Robin Rogers passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010, with complications from inoperable liver cancer. She was fifty-five. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based singer and harmonica player was diagnosed with cancer in August, just one month before the release of her second Blind Pig album, Back In [...]