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An Exclusive Interview with Eddie Cotton! An Exclusive Interview with Eddie Cotton! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Winner of the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Mempis Tn. Eddie Cotton, Jr. is an electric blues guitarist from Clinton, Mississippi. A minister’s son, Eddie Cotton Jr. grew up singing and playing gospel music at church and playing the music of blues […]

Dr. John The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974

Dr. John “The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974” Despite remaining extensively productive at recording albums, Dr. John’s 1968-1974 stretch at Atlantic Record’s subsidiary label Atco was his largest selling and most commercially successful era of making music. Along the way, he’s won six Grammy Awards, and in 2011 he was also was inducted into the Rock […]

An Exclusive Interview with Matt Schofield! An Exclusive Interview with Matt Schofield! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud The Schofield story is exploding internationally; the world is sitting up and taking note. Back from another well-received US tour, Schofield is expanding his borders. The LA Times stated, “In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country […]

An Exclusive Interview with Chris O’Leary! An Exclusive interview with Chris O’Leary by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Chris’s musi­cal back­ground includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award win­ner Levon Helm’s band The Barn­burn­ers. Dur­ing the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US […]

An Exclusive Interview with Cyril Neville An Exclusive interview with Cyril Neville by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions Produced by Tom Hambridge and Blessed by FAME founder Rick Hall Royal Southern Brotherhood Eyes May 26th For 3rd Studio Album Atlanta, GA – Ruf Records recording group, Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) prepping for the […]

An Exclusive interview with Todd Wolfe! An Exclusive Interview with Todd Wolfe by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Todd began playing on the New York scene back in 1979 with his band Nitetrain, a trio that clearly reflected Todd’s influences—60s bands like Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac and other bluesy-rocking-jamming bands. The wave of guitar players that included Eric Clapton, […]


An Exclusive Interview with John Mayall!! An Exclusive interview with John Mayall by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues.” In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a […]

Selling the Blues

Selling the Blues Current Condition of the Blues There are those who say the current condition of the blues is good. They are usually the more traditional fans that may go to a show once a month in a club or go to maybe 1 or 2 local festivals a year. Their understanding of the […]




When I published my article “Selling the Blues” I did not anticipate how much the idea of re-branding the genre would resonate within the Blues Community. In the coming months the term “Indie Blues” began to crop up in Artist’s one sheets and as descriptions of radio shows across the country and a link to […]