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2 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

Preview: Down-under talent searched out blues in her teens

In a recent phone conversation, singer Anni Piper was psyched for an impending tour of North American that includes Edmonton's Blues on Whyte, this week through Sunday.


Related Topix: Blues, Australia, World News, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Blues Band

6 hrs ago | Billboard

Mavis Staples performs during the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Mavis Staples, Weather, Pete Seeger, Folk, 9, John C. Reilly

10 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists.


Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Kansas City, Jazz, Joe Turner, Entertainment

13 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

Bob Log III w/The Pork Torta and The Blackfoot Gypsies at Exit/In

"Don't forget to mention the butt songs." This is an email I got from my editor, operating in her official capacity.


17 hrs ago | River Front Times

The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 28 to August 2

This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Kings of Leon, Punk, Bums, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Soul, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wandsworth Guardian

Blues guitarist set to rock Putney's Half Moon

A young up-and-coming guitarist is bringing his own brand of the blues to the borough, writes Fiona Parker.


Related Topix: Blues

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases '461 Ocean Boulevard'

Perhaps the best way to describe guitar legend Eric Clapton in July of 1974, as he prepared to unveil his watershed solo LP, '461 Ocean Boulevard,' was as a "wanted man."


Related Topix: Eric Clapton, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds, The Cream

The News Tribune

Newport Folk Festival wraps up 55th anniversary

She's headlining Sunday at Fort Adams. Other top acts include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Mavis Staples, Pop/Rock, Wilco

Bangor Daily News

Blues Festival at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach

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Related Topix: Old Orchard Beach, ME, Blues


Ariana Grande's - Problem' Gets Spoofed By Rumer Willis In Sunscreen PSA: Watch

Move over, "Weird Al." Ariana Grande's hit song "Problem" has gotten the parody treatment from the funny folks at entertainment production company The Battery Company.


Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande, Pop/Rock, Rumer Willis, Celebrities, Bruce Willis

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Cincinnati Blues Festival coming to Sawyer Point



Related Topix: Blues

National Public Radio

Bobby Patterson's 'Got More Soul,' Heart And Spirit

Soul singer Bobby Patterson got his start in the 1960s, and he's still singing. At 70 he's put out a new album, "I Got More Soul."


Related Topix: Bobby Patterson

The News Tribune

Music lovers soak up sun, jazz, blues at Tacoma festival

While most audience members of the Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival preferred to sip their beer on the sidelines, Karen Noyes, 60, was dancing to the beat.


Related Topix: Blues, Tacoma, WA, Jazz & Blues, Jazz

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Summertime Blues 2014: The Nighthawks and more of the season's best blues CDs

Blues stay away from me? Nah. With all due respect to the Delmore Brothers, we blues fans will take all of it we can get.


Related Topix: Muddy Waters

National Public Radio

Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A Friendship

There are, you could argue, two strands of Eric Clapton fans : those who love his scorching electric solos and groundbreaking fusions of blues and rock, and those who prefer his mellow, unplugged pop songs from later years.


Related Topix: J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Country

The Waterland Blog

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists 'The Wired Blues Band'

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries.


Related Topix: The Blues Band, Des Moines, WA

Blues rocker Patrick Sweany makes his way to Chicago

Prolific blues player Patrick Sweany is out on the road this summer to promote his latest album "Close to the Floor," which was released last year via Nine Mile Records.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys

Myrtle Beach Online

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73

Growing up as a New Orleans musician in the '40s and '50s, Mac Rebennack had a street-level view of the legend of Louis Armstrong.


Related Topix: Dr. John, New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Jazz, Ambient, Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

San Mateo Daily Journal

Mighty Flyers kick off Blues Fest: Downtown Redwood City hosts annual ...

For those looking for a musical performance that incorporates both audio and visual aspects, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers is the show for you.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Downtown (San Francisco, CA), Life, Food, Food Festival

Blues Belter Shemekia Copeland Plays Bridge Street

She's still in her mid-30s, but singer Shemekia Copeland has already racked up two decades of music-biz experience.


Related Topix: Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Copeland, Music, Entertainment