Blues rock icon Johnny Winter died yesterday (July 16) in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70.
When B.B.’s left hand jumps to grab his guitar Lucille and plays a few notes, the decades melt away. Also melting: women, who screamed with each note. Add to that list: any guitar player, male or female, in the room. All of who were well aware that the way they play their instrument was influenced by what the man on the stage was doing, decades ago. So it’s a privilege to see that man still doing it today.
On February 21, Buddy Guy was part of a group of musicians who performed at the White House as part of a salute to blues music. While Mick Jagger passed the mic off to Obama that night, it was Guy who convinced the president to perform with the group for “Sweet Home Chicago.”
Buddy Guy is bringing the blues to the Big Apple.
The news that album sales for Etta James have leapt 378% in the last week comes as fans both old and new revisit her most famous works after her death. Since January 20, celebrities and […]
Blues legend [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Etta James[/lastfm], born Jamesetta Hawkins, has died today at the age of 73. The 73-year-old had recently been hospitalized for breathing trouble after being diagnosed with terminal leukemia.
Readers of liner notes have probably come across the name [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sonny Boy Williamson[/lastfm], one of the early blues masters whose works were frequently covered — or plundered — by rock bands. It’s necessary to […]
What Is George Thorogood Saying About New Album “2120 South Michigan Ave”? Watch Our Video Interview
[pullquote quote="I told Bo Diddley, ''I can't play blues...'' and he said, 'Neither can I!'" credit="George Thorogood, on playing with Bo Diddley"]Ask [lastfm]George Thorogood[/lastfm] why he did a new album full of blues standards, and […]
Forty years ago this week, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] announced the formation of his new group [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wings[/lastfm] with his wife Linda and former [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Moody Blues[/lastfm] guitarist and singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Denny Laine[/lastfm]. Check out our […]
Our friends at MP3.com recently relaunched their site, and to celebrate we’re helping them give away some fantastic songs for free! Today, we’re featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers‘s new single “Going Back.” Blues disciples [lastfm […]