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4 hrs ago |

Bluesman Byther Smith: A Chicago hidden treasure

Guitarist Byther Smith is another example of a Chicago blues hidden treasure. Not a household name, Byther can play with the same calmness as B.B. King or the intensity of bitterness and pain.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Monticello, MS

8 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Summertime blues at Darlington festival

ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.


Related Topix: Blues, Mungo Jerry, Pop/Rock

11 hrs ago |

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis, Neil's has been doing some great things lately. In recent months Neil's has brought in classic rock group Wishbone Ash, the return of Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Rob Caudill and his Rod Stewart tribute and now he is bringing in one of the best groups from the early 70's, Savoy Brown.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wishbone Ash, Rock-N-Roll, Rod Stewart & the Faces, The Faces

15 hrs ago | The Courier

NPLV: Ballarat Red Devils relegated in cruelest possible fashion

Ballarat Red Devils player manager James Robinson and his charges fell agonisingly short in their bid to avoid NPLV relegation. The McDonalds Reds, Port Melbourne and Werribee City battled it out to avoid relegation in a thrilling final home and away round on Sunday.


Related Topix: The Red Devils

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CMT All-Time Top 40: Ray Charles

Ray Charles is No. 13 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice . A list of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves, another honoree is revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Country and Western, Country

Something Else! Reviews

One Track Mind: Lucinda Williams, "Magnolia" from Down...

Lucinda Williams' almost 10-minute trip through J.J. Cale's "Magnolia" is a perfectly calibrated tribute, one full of broken Stonesy grandeur and quietly mournful space. Listening, it's clear she understands the lesser-explored contours of this song, settling into it like a cracked and comfortable leather seat.


Related Topix: Tony Joe White


200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' & 'Frozen' Make Up Almost 40% of 2014 Soundtrack Sales

Also: Miranda Lambert gains thanks to sale pricing, Johnny Winter earns his highest charting album ever & the WOW series continues to rack up big sales. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Miranda Lambert, Country, Johnny Winter, Dance, Maroon 5


A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, B.B. King

Shetland Today

Down and dirty blues kicks off Shetland Blues Festival

Butcher's block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes - the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars.


Related Topix: Blues

Detroit Free Press

Black Keys score a winner at the Joe

But Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, the Ohio-bred duo made themselves at home in the spacious setting, scoring a victory for the sort of guitar-driven rock that's frequently relegated to niche status in our modern music culture. This was a second Joe Louis Arena performance for guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, not far from the gritty Detroit rock clubs that were second homes to the pair a dozen years ago.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About AC/DC

For four decades, AC/DC have blasted the rock 'n' roll landscape with towering riffs and a winking innuendo that cuts to the primal heart of the music. And their story is filled with anecdotes befitting such a titanic band.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, us Travel, Travel, The Blues Brothers

CBC News

Artists bring blues to the schools during Harvest fest

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is underway in Fredericton and performers aren't just playing late night shows, they're also sharing their music with elementary school students. Jackson, a blues musician from Chicago, has been introducing the under-10 crowd to the music he loves as part of the Blues in the Schools program.


Related Topix: Blues, Education Etc., Canada

The Union

Tice-Raskin for Judge BBQ & Blues campaign kickoff party Saturday

Bob Mora and the Third Degree Blues Band will provide the Blues, Jardin del Rio is providing the farm-to-table food and libations, and numerous local businesses and supporters are offering auction items at the BBQ & Blues Campaign Kickoff Party this Saturday, supporting the Robert Tice-Raskin for Judge 2014 Campaign. The event begins at 4 p.m. today and the music will continue until 7 p.m. at Rincon del Rio, 10450 Rincon Way.


Related Topix: The Blues Band

Notice of possible closure goes to 3K Taj workers

The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down in November. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press it filed the notices earlier this week, saying it could close Nov. 13. The company filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday and threatened to close the Taj Majal if it doesn't get concessions from its unions.


Related Topix: Taj Mahal, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Atlantic City, NJ

Redlands Daily Facts

Steve Smith: Annie Lennox to happy to write; Paul McCartney jam session on YouTube

Annie Lennox was the star of a Q&A at the 20th Century Theatre in West London to promote the upcoming release of her sixth solo album, “Nostalgia.” The latest project is her second consecutive album of cover songs . Among the wide variety of hits and standards she covers are Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put a Spell on You” and three co-written by Hoagy Carmichael, including “The Nearness of You.” The 59 year-old Scottish-born recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth confessed that her 2007 CD, “Songs of Mass Destruction” may prove to be her final album of original songs, reports Rolling Stone.


Related Topix: Short, Music!, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Pop/Rock, Eurythmics, Jazz, Duke Ellington, World News, Queen Elizabeth

The Billings Outpost

Australian bluesman Harper has new album

Called "Bare Bones," it's a collaborative album with fellow Detroit-based bluesman Motor City Josh.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Korea Herald

Eyelike: Maroon 5 choose - V' for victorious

Maroon 5 choose 'V' for victorious Maroon 5 "V" Maroon 5 must have made a pact with the devil to hit this high a ratio of memorable tunes on an album. On the band's fifth effort, "V," they pack so many catchy hooks, you'd think they've left all pirates in history defenseless.


Related Topix: Dance, Maroon 5, Pop/Rock, Dr. John

Capital Weekly

Boston-based blues inspire dance floor

The weekly blues series continues Monday, Sept. 22, with the Juke Joint 5 at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $10 at the door.


Related Topix: Ruth Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Slim Harpo

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Cosimo Matassa, recorded New Orleans R&B, dead, 88

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, has died. He was 88. Matassa, who had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 2009, died on Thursday, granddaughter Mia Matassa told The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Professor Longhair, Entertainment

Broward-Palm Beach

Joel Da Silva on the Midnight Howl & Hep Cat Boo Daddies

Joel Da Silva is keeping the blues alive and fresh in the South Florida sonic sea.


Related Topix: Blues, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel