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Review: Def Leppard's Phil Collen delights on 'Delta Deep' blues album Special

Def Leppard's lead guitarist Phil Collen is back with his side project with Delta Deep and their debut studio album that was released on June 23.

U.S. blues capital Memphis losing its lustre

Memphis - It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. But Memphis is not the musical beacon it used to be.

Blues-rock guitarist Hamish Anderson talks to Digital Journal Special

Digital Journal meets the 23-year-old Australian, described by as a "guitar phenomenon," who is about to embark on an extensive North American tour.

Blues guitarist’s love for LPs, family leads to long music career Special

Tucson - It was a matter of love at first sight for Bryan Dean. His father was a drummer and his mother a singer, but it was his grandmother who gave him his first Les Paul guitar in 1978.

Edmonton Blues Festival showcases a variety of talent Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's summer is becoming filled with music festivals, from folk to rock to this past weekend, which featured the 16th annual Edmonton Blues Festival.

Interview with Doc White Special

The seasoned Australian musician, whose sound encompasses an array of different styles, talks life, music and touring with Digital Journal.

Shawn Amos talks new blues EP 'The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It' Special

Shawn Amos is a jack-of-all-trades. He is a singer-songwriter, as record producer and CEO of Freshwire, a digital creation company that was bought by Omnicom and they insisted he keep running it.

Leafs without a clue to stop the Blues in sixth consecutive loss Special

Toronto - The return of Jonathan Bernier failed to spark the play of the Maple leafs as the ship continues to sink in Toronto. Meanwhile, the rest of the Division continues to climb in the standings.

Review: 'Hugh Laurie Live on the Queen Mary' DVD Special

After releasing two well-received blues albums, the time was right to see how Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band fared as a live act. The 'Live on the Queen Mary' DVD is a testament to the band's musical chops and Laurie's showmanship.

Jonny Lang to play the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Blues and rock singer-songwriter Jonny Lang will play at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on November 14 in Long Island, New York.

Rock 'n' roll greats salute BB King in new documentary Special

Toronto - BB King: The Life of Riley makes its North American premiere June 14th as part of the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto. Director Jon Brewer says King’s life was a story begging to be told.

Kid Koala Rocks Luminato Special

Toronto - Along with cool beats and lush sounds, Canadian scratch DJ Kid Koala will be bringing something new to his Luminato Festival performances this coming weekend, incorporating scent into the live music experience.

Sad music can mend a broken heart

Berkeley - If you are going through a bad break-up or have had your heart broken then don’t turn to upbeat music to lift your spirits, the blues are the perfect match when you have the blues.

Review: Hugh Laurie proves his musical worth (again) on 'Didn't It Rain'

Laurie’s love affair with New Orleans blues music takes a detour into the American heartland with 'Didn’t It Rain'. And surprise! This is no vanity project.

'Blues for Smoke' simmers at the Whitney Museum Special

New York - ‘Blues for Smoke’ explores a wide swath of contemporary art through the lens of blues music, offering a thought-provoking combination of artists and media, highlighting the pervasive influence and central position of blues music in American culture.

Live performances at the 25th Folk Alliance Conference Special

Toronto - The 25th Folk Alliance Conference swarmed all over Toronto’s Delta Chelsea Hotel between Feb.20-24. Even though they stuck out like hookers at a folk festival, the working girls in the lobby in their little black dresses were ok with the sweater crew

New photograph of blues giant Robert Johnson authenticated

Robert Johnson died August 16, 1938. Eight years ago there were only two known photographs of him. Today, after a long process of authentication, there are three.

Review: Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo deliver with their 'blues and roll' Special

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo never fail to impress in concert, and a recent show in Sterling, IL, proved that. As they continue to tour, the band is rising in the musical ranks.

Gary Moore drank himself to death

Estepona - Rock guitarist Gary Moore was found dead in his Spanish hotel room just over a year ago. His official cause of death has just been announced.

Obama sings 'Sweet Home Chicago' with B.B. King, Buddy Guy

Washington - President Barack Obama, in an impromptu session at a concert held in the White House on Tuesday night, sang lines from the blues classic "Sweet Home Chicago" with blues icons B.B. King and Buddy Guy.

Jazz musician Sam Rivers has died

The innovative jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer Sam Rivers, who worked with Miles Davis among others, has died over the holiday weekend.

Op-Ed: Jazz vocalist Sophie Berkal-Sarbit must be heard Special

Toronto - ‘Tis the season to be hungover and ‘tis a reckless journalist who skeds an interview for 9.a.m. Especially with rising jazz vocalist Sophie Berkal-Sarbit who comes on as bright eyed and bushy tailed as one of Santa’s reindeer.

Blues Marker for the Staple singers

Drew - The legendary Staple Singers is now being honored in Drew, MS for their world wide performances and music. They continue to hold a special memory for many even after 40 years.

King Biscuit blues festival Special

Little Rock - Hundreds of thousands of people from as far away as Madrid come to pay their respects to The King Biscuit Blues Festival.

Second Street blues festival Saturday Special

Clarksdale - If you enjoy good blues, barbeque, fried fish and fun, then The Second Street Blues Festival was your place to be on Saturday.

Something about the blues

Clarksdale - The Blues have a wonderful way of getting down to the soul of us. All the problems that everyday people faced in their lives sums up the blues.

Blues bliss weekend at the Second street Blues Festival Special

Clarksdale - Music, barbecue, friends and fun proves to be on the agenda for the small southern town of Clarksdale, Ms as the city prepares for a weekend of blues bliss.

Singin' the blues at the Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival Special

Toronto - On a perfect day to be blue and gloomy in Toronto, the Waterfront Blues Festival came to Woodbine Park near the Lakeshore in Toronto. Blues artists from the Toronto area and elsewhere around the world performed their hits to a lively crowd.

Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at 97

Austin - Pinetop Perkins, who became the oldest-ever Grammy winner this year, died at his home in Texas in Monday at the age of 97.

'Catl' prodding the blues Special

Toronto - The term "original" gets hurled around a lot and in most cases, it's totally undeserved. Then there's Catl, who went so far back into the roots of the blues they've come out the other side with something quite different.
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David  Honeyboy  Edwards (1915-2011)  legendary Delta Bluesman.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915-2011), legendary Delta Bluesman.
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oe Cocker performing at Festival du Bout du Monde in France in 2013
oe Cocker performing at Festival du Bout du Monde in France in 2013
 BB King – The Life of Riley  made  its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June ...
"BB King – The Life of Riley" made its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June 14, 2013.
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 BB KIng: The Life Of Riley  explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generat...
"BB KIng: The Life Of Riley" explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generations.
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Music at the grand opening of the Olea Hotel gave the event and even more festive atmosphere. Marla Harvey provided vocals, while Jenell Sennett, Ben Rivera and Aaron Scott accompanied on bass, guitar and percussion.
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Catl enduring a studio shoot
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Deaf dog feelin' the blues
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CD release party is set.
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