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Approaching 90, T-Model Ford Keeps the Blues Goingnew

Blues guitarist T-Model Ford has incredible energy and vitality for a man of any generation.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  03-19-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Well-Versed, If a Bit Obsessed, With the Tropes of Classic Bluesnew

On his solo debut, Black Keys guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach shows himself well-versed, if a bit obsessed, with the tropes of classic blues.
Tucson Weekly  |  Michael Petitti  |  03-05-2009  |  Reviews

Ted Gioia's 'Delta Blues' Catalogs the Bluesnew

Delta Blues rambles from Mississippi to Memphis, from Chicago to New York and across Europe, just like the musicians it documents.
Jackson Free Press  |  Walter Biggins  |  02-19-2009  |  Nonfiction

The Snake Charmers' 'Been Gone Too Long' Opts Out of Anything Flashynew

The muted Allman Brothers boogie of "No Mercy" and "Hoochie Mama" suggests the band is more than capable of cutting loose. Choosing not to, though, gives Been Gone Too Long a touch of class, and elevates it a step above run-of-the-mill barroom blues.
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  02-17-2009  |  Reviews

Still Black After All These Yearsnew

Otis Taylor might not know a lot about the Blues, but he's good at being black.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  02-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Otis Taylor Shines New Light on an Ancient Instrumentnew

With each record, Otis Taylor has blazed a trail, or at the very least carved a trailhead, moving from self-described "trance-blues" to special blends that draw on jazz and back-mountain country, on the internal and the universal. His current release, Recapturing the Banjo, brings Taylor and most of his collaborators on the project to Duke University.
INDY Week  |  Rick Cornell  |  01-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Georgia Blues of Mudcat's Music Go Deepnew

Singer, guitarist, and bandleader Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck is revered for his raw and edgy guitar playing and singing in his hometown of Atlanta. He's a man comfortable with playing complicated slide guitar and belting out a few rhymes about bad love, booze, and life's hard experiences.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  12-10-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Buddy Guy is Still as Potent as Evernew

At 72, this blues-rock legend has come a long way since his threadbare childhood, which he spent in a plantation shack with no running water and no electricity.
The Georgia Straight  |  Steve Newton  |  11-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Double Door Inn Approaches 35-Year Milestonenew

Opened in 1973, The Double Door Inn is the second oldest blues club in the country that's owned by a sole proprietor. Owner Nick Karres originally opened the Charlottetowne Avenue location as a bar, but was quickly drawn into the music world. He started having local acts play in what is now the game room for 50 cents, before having a stage built up front.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Jeff Hahne  |  09-17-2008  |  Recreation

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