The Montreux Years shows why the legend will always matter.
Hurdy-gurdy and exotic grooves makes for an exciting sound.
The album teaches as much as it rocks out.
The GA-20 guitarist discusses the band's Hound Dog Taylor tribute album.
Ingram remains rooted in the blues, but isn't afraid to go beyond it.
The actor/musician takes the listener on a fun blues ride.
His follow-up album, 662, shows a willingness to experiment while remaining true to the blues.
The compilation also reminds us of great, forgotten music from the iconic blues label.
Songwriting is intentional, but never rushed, for the actor and musician.
Fire it Up lets the legendary soul guitarist show he can still command attention.
The Delgres singer/guitarist writes the blues through a Guadeloupean lens.
The harmonica legend always delivers simple, welcome blues.
Finley and producer/Black Key Dan Auerbach forcefully collaborate.
Finley and producer/Black Key Dan Auerbach build songs out of family memories.
Sousaphones, dobros, and Creole create a fascinating blues-influenced sound.
The guitarist explains the personal songwriting that takes place within covers.
This noble experiment proves the two work together perfectly.
Some of Walker's previous work reads as more overtly blues, but Tales of the Mescal Canyon Troubadours still has blues to spare.
The blues man shows us how great blues songs connect to personal (or overheard) experiences.
The combination of the familiar wrapped in the exceptional, and the way in which King perfectly integrates all of that, makes Living In The Last Days essential listening.
Joanna Connor's 4801 South Indiana Avenue is ear candy for guitar heads, but delivers enough soul to make it sonically nutritious.
“I'm all into songs having bridges and middle eights, and pre-choruses and all that kind of stuff is great. But sometimes it just ends up being, in my experience, an exercise in songwriting excess.”
As the blues traveled outside of the American south, to places as close as Chicago and Texas and as far away as Croatia, it's taken on new, local characteristics. The Sunnysiders nail the blues sound, but also create something new and lovely.
Blues singer/guitarist/one-woman-band Ghalia Volt discusses how her songwriting begins with a train ticket, a scratch book and a nice view.
Alabama Slim spins old-school blues.
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