Blues

8:34am

Thu July 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 11:08 am

Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, seen here performing in Valencia in 2008, has died at age 70.
Diego Tuson AFP/Getty Images

3:43pm

Wed June 11, 2014
The Fresh Air Interview

In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together

Dave (left) and Phil Alvin.
Beth Herzhaft Courtesy of the artist

3:50pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Mountain Stage

Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Keb' Mo'.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Keb' Mo' appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles, he first visited Mountain Stage nearly 20 years ago, around the time he first adopted the stage name he now uses. In the time since, he has won three Grammy Awards and become one of the world's most decorated living performers of blues and roots music.

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3:33pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Mountain Stage

John Hammond On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:16 pm

John Hammond performs live on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

John Hammond appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. One of America's foremost acoustic blues artists, Hammond began his career more than 50 years ago.

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3:36pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Mountain Stage

Dumpstapunk On Mountain Stage

3:26pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Mountain Stage

Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:20 pm

Robert Cray performed live in support of his latest album, In My Soul.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Robert Cray performs on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. Unlike many blues guitarists of his generation, Cray found his way to his instrument not through the blues, but through The Beatles. And while his is now widely considered to be one of America's premier blues players, Cray's nimble vocals allow him to skirt the edges of R&B, soul and pop music.

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5:18pm

Sun February 16, 2014
Music Interviews

John Hammond: The Time Tom Waits Wrote Me A Song On The Spot

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 11:49 am

Blues artist John Hammond is celebrating more than 50 years of recording with a live album called Timeless.
Marla Silver Courtesy of the artist

Coming up through the Greenwich Village folk scene, John Hammond collected the work of some of the greatest blues artists of all time. On his latest album, that music is presented as bare-bones and honestly as possible: just him, his guitar, his harmonica and a deeply appreciative audience.

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8:01am

Sun January 5, 2014
Music Interviews

A Debut Album At 81 Years Old

Originally published on Sun January 5, 2014 11:13 am

Leo Welch's debut album is called Saboulga Voices.
Courtesy of the artist

The new year is a time of new beginnings, new resolutions, new projects and new directions. So it's a perfectly appropriate time of year for Leo Welch, at the age of 81, to put out his very first album.

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5:33am

Sat November 2, 2013
The Record

Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 4:31 pm

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1923: Louis Armstrong is kneeling, from left to right behind him are Honore Dutrey, Baby Dodds, King Oliver, Lil Hardin, Bill Johnson and Johnny Dodds.
Frank Driggs Collection Getty Images

8:03am

Fri November 1, 2013
The Record

Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 7:23 pm

Ma Rainey Georgia Jazz Band posing for a studio group shot in the mid-1920s, with Thomas A. Dorsey at the piano.
JP Jazz Archive Redferns

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