Articles in the Blues Musicians Category

Mighty Flyers Interview
Posted in Blues Musicians on 4 July 2009

The Rod Piazza interview was finally confirmed around 5:00 today. I’d almost given up on it, as we’d never received confirmation. So, with a mad scramble, I caught some open wifi on the laptop, did the research, wrote the notes, and transferred them to the iPhone with Air Sharing, all in about an hour. The […]

MVBF Interviews
Posted in Blues Musicians on 3 July 2009

I’ve posted the raw audio for the interviews with Bo Ramsey and Roy Rogers. These will be edited later and included in The Roadhouse. Bear in mind – this is absolutely unedited. Interruptions, background noises, stutters and stammers – it’s all there. But there’s good stuff buried beneath. Update: July4 The Rod Piazza interview is […]

Touch base here
Posted in Blues Musicians, Odds And Ends on 30 June 2009

Throughout the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (7/2 – 7/4), I’ll be posting regularly here on the site. I’ll also be posting real-time updates to Twitter and pictures to Flickr. Daily updates, show summaries and raw interview audio will be posted here. Touch base regularly to follow live blues.

Koko Taylor Passes
Posted in Blues Musicians on 4 June 2009

Koko Taylor has passed away. From the Alligator press release: Grammy Award-winning blues legend Koko Taylor, 80, died on June 3, 2009 in her hometown of Chicago, IL, as a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. On May 7, 2009, the critically acclaimed Taylor, known worldwide as the […]

The Roadhouse 193
Posted in Blues Musicians, Headline, Shows on 25 October 2008

The 193rd Roadhouse Podcast is one solid groove; a show that came together as if struck by a muse. With Elvin Bishop, Byther Smith, Smokey Wilson, Cedric Burnside, and Marie Knight, the pieces all fit together seamelssly for another hour of the finest blues you’ve never heard.

Muddy & Cotton
Posted in Blues Musicians, Blues Video, Featured on 7 August 2008

True pioneers of Chicago blues – Muddy Waters and James Cotton – performing “Got My Mojo Working” in 1966.

Buddy Guy at 68
Posted in Blues Musicians, Featured on 1 August 2008

His new album, “Skin Deep,” opened at No. 68, his highest position to date on the Billboard 200.

Blues Festival Photo Stream
Posted in Blues Musicians on 28 July 2008

I’ve posted the best of the 500 or so photos I took at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival over the 4th of July weekend. The stream is here on Flickr. At the end of the weekend, I was certain that I’d taken pictures of every act. I spent quite a bit of time bouncing between […]

Kickin’ Out the Homemade Jamz
Posted in Blues Musicians, Blues Video on 11 July 2008

A nice story on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” about Homemade Jamz Blues Band. Also contains audio and video.

Sean Costello passes
Posted in Blues Musicians on 18 April 2008

I was stunned last night to receive an email from Mark at the A1 Artist Spotlight podcast, nothing that young blues phenom and personal favorite Sean Costello died in his Atlanta hotel room on Tuesday night. Mark did the last interview with Sean, just hours before his death. You can listen to that interview here. […]

Jeff Healy passes
Posted in Blues Musicians, Featured on 2 March 2008

Following a lengthy struggle with cancer, Healey passes away on the eve of the release of a new blues rock album.