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Who's on Team Gloucester?On what's shaping up to be a perfect Fall day, Main Street is hosting a bluesy shindig on Saturday when the "Blues `N Brews" festival comes to Gloucester. Billed as Gloucester's "premier blues and brews festival" -- how about Gloucester's only blues......
The Swampby Mark Silva It's a long road, with more than a few crossroads: Picking up a homemade guitar in the Mississippi Delta, making one's way to Chicago to play with most of the blues greats of the time, picking up......
KickingTiresCustom cars have been a staple in the rap community for years, often used as props in videos. BlakRoc, a musical collaboration between the Black Keys, a blues-rock band, and rap producer Damon Dash, has spawned a special edition Camaro.......
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Last May, during a conference on "Race, Gender & the Blues" at Dominican University, the master harmonica player Sugar Blue addressed the theme in an impassioned, unforgettable soliloquy. Lamenting that blues increasingly has been expropriated by white...
So much of what's sold as blues these days has so little relation to the real thing that one sometimes wonders whether the term carries much meaning anymore. Fortunately, several core artists continue to champion blues that's not pop, rock, soul, rap...
In our time, few musicians have addressed the classic American pop song with the scholarly attention of Michael Feinstein – and few scholars have performed this repertory with Feinstein's panache. So Feinstein's performance this weekend at the...
First the disappointing news: Jimmy Ellis, the veteran alto saxophonist who had been listed as guest soloist with drummer Isaiah Spencer's band at Andy's Jazz Club, wasn't there on Friday night. Though Spencer and Andy's management offered different...
The Hancock Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a benefit bingo at its fire hall on Fulton Street Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5, beginning at 2 p.m. Featured prizes are Coach and Vera Bradley handbags. Tickets are $25, and those reserved in advance will be...
For a guy involved with hit records by everyone from the Backstreet Boys to pop star Mandy Moore and rock outfit Shinedown, Tony Battaglia has no commercial expectations for his first solo album. "I wanted to get this stuff off my chest, if for no...
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
Brittany Howard stomps, shakes, whispers, and roars, riding the wave thrown up by her fast-rising band, Alabama Shakes. There’s the vulnerability and passion of bedrock soul in the vocals, the dynamics of the blues and the fury of garage-punk in the...
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