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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.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

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.
Digital Journal Report by Dave Pitman - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman

'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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

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
Digital Journal Report by Lenny Stoute - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim O'Brien

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lenny Stoute - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Forstine Carter

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.
Digital Journal Report by Forstine Carter - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Forstine Carter

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.
In the Media by Forstine Carter - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Forstine Carter

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

'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.
Digital Journal Report by Lenny Stoute - 1 comment

Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore dies in sleep

Gary Moore, the former Thin Lizzy guitarist was found dead in his hotelroom in Costa Del Sol, Spain, yesterday. Moore was 58 years old.
In the Media by Andre C James - 3 comments

It's a West Coast Blues Conspiracy Special

The West Coast Blues Conspiracy is composed of a band of blues pirates including the President of the Las Vegas Blues Society.
Digital Journal Report by Jay David Murphy - 5 comments

Musician Willy DeVille dies in New York from cancer

Legendary American singer-songwriter Willy DeVille died yesterday in a New York hospital. His death represents an enormous loss to American music. DeVille was first catapulted to international fame with his best-known band, Mink De Ville.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 12 comments

Louisiana Juke Joint Blues Elvis Style is Magical Experience Special

Step back in time to an era of juke joints, and it’s “White Night” in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Here in Elvis country are the old juke joints, where down-home blues birthed rockabilly music, making Presley its great king.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 1 comment

Stoney Curtis Band Live, Raw and Real Special

The Stoney Curtis Band Live at the Sanddollar Blues bar in Las Vegas. An in depth look at a blues master with a new CD, Raw and Real.
Digital Journal Report by Jay David Murphy - 1 comment
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 BB KIng: The Life Of Riley  explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generat...
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"BB KIng: The Life Of Riley" explores the influence and legacy of the blues icon across many generations.
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So it is.
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David  Honeyboy  Edwards (1915-2011)  legendary Delta Bluesman.
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915-2011), legendary Delta Bluesman.
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Deaf dog feelin' the blues
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 BB King – The Life of Riley  makes its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June ...
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"BB King – The Life of Riley" makes its North American debut at the NXNE Festival in Toronto June 14th.
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Music at the grand opening of the Olea Hotel gave the event and even more festive atmosphere. Marla ...
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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CD release party is set.
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CD release party is set.
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Catl enduring a studio shoot
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