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IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER ANY NOMINATIONS The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists who work within the established blues community, but embrace working artists […]
A Brief History of the Blues A Brief History of the Blues in Song! by Richard Lhommedieu on Mixcloud Listen to the history of the blues with over 50 songs, progressing from the beginning of the blues and ending with some of the new hot artists of today! The Beginnings Even though the origins of […]
Blues Dancing Movement As I began my investigation into this movement, I had the opportunity to speak with “Flouer” a Blues Dance instructor and organizer of “Blues Dance NY“! Which by the way is a great resource for not only blues dancing in the NY area, but the site is has a wealth of information […]
INTRODUCTION If you are serious about creating a career as a musician or a band, the one thing you will have to come to terms with is the fact that the job IS on the road and performing. It’s not about radio airplay or CD sales (Both of which are used to support a Tour) and there is no […]
The Atlanta Blues Society presented the first annual Georgia Roots and Blues Festival on Saturday, October 1 and it was a dream come true for the Society and for Georgia blues lovers. It took place at Mable House Barnes Auditorium in Mableton on an absolutely perfect day. The auditorium offers seating at tables, in bleachers […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Jackson, MS blues and soul artist Stephen Johnson is a son of a pastor and has been a professional musician practically his entire life starting in his father’s church. His roots began in Gospel and Southern Soul, and then eventually “the Blues” became his passion. Known by his family and friends […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE In 1961, Donald was introduced to high school band director Waymond Webster, who taught him to play traps on the drumset. By age 14, Donald Ray began his professional career with blues piano legend Nat Dove. Throughout his teens, Donald played with the two local bluesmen: organist Joe Daniels and guitarist […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Featuring funky blues harmonica, whiskey stained vocals, slick guitar work and a solid rhythm section, Corey Lueck & The Smoke Wagon Blues Band has been performing in clubs and on festival stages for over a decade. Started in 1996, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band became crowd favourites in Hamilton, Ontario’s famous […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE Yonrico Scott’s professional career began at age seven. With the encouragement of his late mother Ruth Scott, a talented gospel vocalist, he began performing with several gospel groups in Detroit Michigan. When he was 14, Yonrico began private study with Motown drummer George Hamilton. During his freshman year at Kentucky State […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE EPK RAY FULLER from New Albany Ohio, was given his first guitar at the age of 8, a Gibson Melody Maker. At an early age, Fuller was inspired by the British Invasion; Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and the Animals bands. Fuller’s first Blues album he ever heard was John Mayall and the Blues […]
HOME PAGE FACEBOOK PAGE The beat is supplied by Adam Hagerman. A pro drummer in every sense of the word, skilled in a wide variety of rhythmic styles he has honed his craft on the road and in the studio, bringing a fresh energy to the bandstand each and every night! Jacque Garoutte multi-instrumentalist arranger […]
JW Jones High Temperature Solid Blues Records Molson Golden Ale, Iceberg Vodka and JW Jones; these are among my favorite Canadian exports. Although Jones’ influences include fellow Canadians Ronnie Hawkins and Colin James he has absorbed all the blues, rock, and country music that has come before him. In 2000 Jones released his first album […]
The Jimmys Hot Dish Brown Cow Productions The Jimmys are a seven piece R n’ B and jump blues band from Wisconsin. The band was formed in 2008 by Jimmy Voegeli. By day Voegeli works on his family’s fifth-generation dairy farm with 200 Brown Swiss dairy cows. At night Voegeli is an award […]
The Rev. Billy C Wirtz truly is divine, as his press release claims, if you are not easily offended and love to laugh! Do not let the title of Rev. fool you into thinking this is a religious record or you are in for a terrible shock. With the help of the legendary Nighthawks, he […]
Mitch Kashmar West Coast Toast Delta Groove Music Mitch Kashmar was born in the beachside community of Santa Barbara, Ca. in 1960. He is a disciple of the California harp scene that includes George “Harmonica” Smith, William Clarke, Rod Piazza, and Kim Wilson. Kashmar has shared the stage with John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, […]
Colin James Blue Highways True North Records Colin James Munn was born in Saskatchewan Canada in 1964. As a young man he and his band opened for Steve Ray Vaughan who suggested that he drop his last name. James released his first recording in 1988. He is probably most well known in blues circles for […]
Fiona Boyes Professin’ The Blues Reference Recordings Fiona Boyes is an Australian who has completely absorbed the genre we call acoustic blues. She has been nominated for a Blues Music Award every year between 2007 and 2010; and she was nominated again in 2016 as Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year. She has been […]
Devon Allman Ride or Die Ruf Records Devon Allman is the son of Gregg but his music is all his own. Allman formed “Honeytribe” in 1999 but the band achieved its greatest success with their sophomore effort 2010’s “Space Age Blues”. That album included guest appearances by Huey Lewis and Ron Holloway. In 2011 Allman […]
Melissa Etheridge Memphis Rock & Soul Stax Records/Concord Music Group Melissa Etheridge is a rock singer-songwriter who has fifteen Grammy Award nominations. She won for Best Rock Vocal Performance in both 1993 and 1995. Like her contemporary Cyndi Lauper she has been inspired by the roots of blues, rock and soul and chose to further […]
Dave Keller Right Back Atcha Tastee Tone Dave Keller was born in Worcester, Ma. He went to Wesleyan University in Middleton, Ct where as a DJ he played, listened to, and studied the blues. Keller graduated in 1989 and made a brief pilgrimage to Chicago but returned to settle in Somerville, Ma. He learned the […]
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Bonafide Jesi-La Records Teresa James is originally from the Houston, Tx. area but has long resided in Los Angeles. In 2000 she released her first recording “Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps: Live”. The following year she released the “Whole Enchilada” and in 2003 “Oh Yeah”. These albums have […]
Jimmy Thackery Spare Keys White River Records Jimmy Thackery was born in Pittsburg, Pa. in 1953. He began his career as a member of “The Nighthawks” and spent fourteen years with them recording 20 albums. In 1987 Thackery left the Nighthawks to form his own band “Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers” and went on to […]
Seth Walker Gotta Get Back The Royal Potato Family Seth Walker hails from the Greenville, North Carolina area but has also lived in Austin, Nashville, New York and New Orleans. At the age of forty-one he has absorbed the blues, country music and Americana of his generation and has already made his mark. His first […]
On the Scene
What a wonderful hodgepodge of blues we have this week! Club performances, jams, and special events too! For some of us, Saturday in particular is going to be challenging as we go to Blues Stotts at Blind Willie’s to see No Solution, The Larry Griffith Band, Jontavious Willis, Markey Blue and Brandon Santini, and the […]
By Rhetta Akamatsu Photo Credit: Sandra Richardson Saturday night, October 29, Annika Chambers and her band entertained at Darwin’s Blues Club’s Halloween party in Marietta, GA. They had driven 11 hours from Houston, TX to do the show, but when they hit the stage they were energetic and high-spirited. Chambers, who performed the first set […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! The only show that brings you the future of the blues.. by playing only artists who are out there touring and creating new original music. These Independent Blues Artists Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and the TRUE tradition of blues by taking the roots and moving them […]
This is The Voice of Indie Blues! Tune in to the FUTURE of the blues that is being created by artists who are creating new original music from the roots. The INDIE Blues Artist! We Honor the past by supporting that future and we Embrace the Diversity of the Blues This week we start off […]
SHOW #344 – 10/31/16 LISTEN HERE: https://goo.gl/Tj0Zs5 JL FULKS JL picked up a guitar at the age of 13 and has not looked back since. Playing in South Carolina and then Florida, where he gained experience performing on stages across the states. JL and his band won the South Florida Regional Blues Challenge and made […]