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  • Strauss Square in Dallas adds Herbie Hancock to fall concert slate

    Strauss Square in Dallas adds Herbie Hancock to fall concert slate

    Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in downtown Dallas has some great classical concerts, dance shows and theatrical events that take place year-round. On Oct. 13, Strauss Square will welcome one of the icons of jazz music when Herbie Hancock makes his way to Dallas for a fall tour...
  • Listen: Grace Askew releases her award-winning single 'Proof'

    Listen: Grace Askew releases her award-winning single 'Proof'

    Country music artist Grace Askew released her new single "Proof" on June 1. She gets soulful on the inspiring ballad. "Proof" is the latest single by Askew, who is most known as a standout contestant on season 4 of "The Voice" in 2013. She was Team Blake Shelton and since then Grace has returned to...
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band maps out fall tour dates

    Tedeschi Trucks Band maps out fall tour dates

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be continue touring across America throughout the fall, following their current summer tour. The bluesy jam band announced their run of fall dates on Monday, which start on Sept. 15 at the Alabama Theatre, and will visit mostly major markets before wrapping on Nov. 1...
  • Ryan Adams and Gary Clark Jr. among headliners for Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

    Ryan Adams and Gary Clark Jr. among headliners for Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

    If ever there was a music festival that deserves to be labeled ‘tasty,’ it is the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival (RBBBQ) that’s set to take place at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Mo. Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. And not just because festival-goers will gobble up hundreds of pounds of delicious barbecue and...
  • Review: Amy Black packs her bags on a soul-filled musical trip to 'Memphis'

    Review: Amy Black packs her bags on a soul-filled musical trip to 'Memphis'

    The test of how well an artist has internalized her influences lies not in how well she can nail a cover, but in the original music she writes in a similar vein. Two years after doing a deep dive into the soul of Alabama with The Muscle Shoals Sessions, Americana artist Amy Black has taken her...
  • Review: Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters 'Live at the Checkerboard Lounge' CD edition

    Review: Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters 'Live at the Checkerboard Lounge' CD edition

    Rolling Stones fans who may own an early stand-alone DVD copy of their historic 1981 show with the late blues legend Muddy Waters will have a chance to purchase the performance on CD. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 in audio format on June...
  • Janette West Quartet holds onto sweetest notes for Sunday Jazz at Hotel Bellwether

    Janette West Quartet holds onto sweetest notes for Sunday Jazz at Hotel Bellwether

    Something infinitely cool’s happening at Bellingham, Wash.’s ritzy Hotel Bellwether — just in time for summer. Popular Seattle jazz vocalist Janette West and her band filled in the lovely early evening hours with smooth, surprisingly eclectic, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, jazz this past Sunday. Every...
  • Exit 56 Blues Fest poster

    Exit 56 Blues Fest brings a weekend of free music to Delta Heritage Center

    There’s real good news for blues fans as the Exit 56 Blues Fest is almost here. Set to take place in Brownsville, Tenn. on May 27 and 28, the festival is also easy on the pocketbook as there will be no admission charge. Headliners on Friday, May 27 will be the Memphis-based five-piece Mississippi...
  • Grace Askew gets ready for battle in 'Warrior' music video

    Grace Askew gets ready for battle in 'Warrior' music video

    Country singer-songwriter Grace Askew premiered the music video for "Warrior" on May 1. She gets ready for war in the new clip. "Warrior" is the lead single from Askew's upcoming EP of the same name. It's her first release since 2014's Scaredy Cat album. The independent artist rose to prominence as...
  • Buddy Guy announces spring world tour

    Buddy Guy announces spring world tour

    This spring, iconic bluesman Buddy Guy will head out on an extensive world tour. The “Stone Crazy” hit maker’s tour kicked off on April in Florida at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater and will continue on hitting venues in New York, Toronto, Connecticut, West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan...
  • John Lee Hooker's 'Whiskey & Wimmen' tops list of best new blues releases

    John Lee Hooker's 'Whiskey & Wimmen' tops list of best new blues releases

    Sometime this August (the exact date is uncertain) will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the highly-influential bluesman John Lee Hooker. Just about every blues player today owes a debt to Hooker, and his guitar playing style has influenced countless rock performers, from early acts like Bo...
  • Exclusive premiere: Listen to Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's new single 'Footprints On The Moon'

    Exclusive premiere: Listen to Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's new single 'Footprints On The Moon'

    Siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, a bluesy, retro-rock duo, will be releasing their sophomore full-length album Go on May 5. Today, their newest single from the album "Footprints On The Moon" featuring Danny Lewis of Gov't Mule was released, and you can stream it here. The song, which features...
  • Gary Clark Jr. adds new dates to spring/summer 2017 tour

    Gary Clark Jr. adds new dates to spring/summer 2017 tour

    Guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Clark Jr. is making the most of his upcoming trek across North America. Clark has added a bunch of new live dates that pad out an already-packed touring itinerary this spring and summer. The recently added shows include stops in Toronto, Las Vegas, Aspen, Colo...
  • Nevis Blues Festival: Line up of international players includes Simon McBride, Ben Waters

    Nevis Blues Festival: Line up of international players includes Simon McBride, Ben Waters

    Can you really get the blues on a beautiful Caribbean island? If its blues music that you’re talking about, the answer is a resounding “yes” as the Nevis Blues Festival hits the beach April 7-8. The West Indies island of Nevis has been in the spotlight lately not only as a great island getaway, but...
  • Alison Moyet announces fall world tour

    Alison Moyet announces fall world tour

    This fall, singer-songwriter Alison Moyet will be hitting the road. The multifaceted performer’s world tour will be comprised of three legs, beginning in North America this September before moving to the Australia and New Zealand in October. Moyet’s tour will then transition to the United Kingdom...
  • Charlie Daniels' memoir 'Never Look at the Empty Seats' to be released Oct. 24

    Charlie Daniels' memoir 'Never Look at the Empty Seats' to be released Oct. 24

    Charlie Daniels, an acclaimed musician who has left an indelible mark on America’s musical landscape, is releasing his official memoir, “Never Look at the Empty Seats,” on Oct. 24, 2017, according to an announcement on thte Charlie Daniels website on March 14, 2017. With a career that has spanned...
  • Interview: Robert Randolph & The Family Band gets ready to kick off their spring tour

    Interview: Robert Randolph & The Family Band gets ready to kick off their spring tour

    Robert Randolph & The Family Band first exploded onto the music scene in the early 2000s. 2002’s Live at the Wetlands put them on the map and after becoming a crowd favorite along the festival circuit their music caught the attention of the guitar legend himself, Sir Eric Clapton. Since then...
  • Gov't Mule extends 2017 U.S. tour schedule

    Gov't Mule extends 2017 U.S. tour schedule

    Gov't Mule will continue rocking fans across the U.S. in 2017. Led by ex-Allman Brother Band guitarist Warren Haynes, the veteran jam band has unveiled nine new headlining shows in support of their as-yet-untitled tenth studio album, which is expected to hit shelves sometime in May. Haynes and...
  • 5 best Elle King lyrics

    5 best Elle King lyrics

    Elle King's career took off when the hit single "Ex's and Oh's" climbed the charts and finally got noticed on mainstream. Her down to earth sass and raspy vocals is a breath of fresh air with her blended genres of blues, rock, folk and soul. King crossed over into the country market singing on Dierk...
  • AXS review: Shinyribs keeps the focus on fun with 'I Got Your Medicine'

    AXS review: Shinyribs keeps the focus on fun with 'I Got Your Medicine'

    The last year in Americana music has been one for introspective albums. It seems like practically every artist has turned their gaze inward, penning deeply personal missives about life, loss, love, and politics. Sometimes you want a break from all of that earnestness. You want to turn off your brain...
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