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To kick off the centennial celebrations of a blues titan's birth, the compilation Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest will be released on 31 March.
A new production of The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith has had its US west coast premiere.
The first appearance on the R&B countdown of the Mississippi blues original came on 5 March 1955.
John Mayall has announced a 36-date UK tour of autumn 2017, starting 17 October in Crawley and ending in Folkestone on 26 November.
John Mayall and his band are continuing their extensive 2017 touring schedule, as plaudits mount for the blues godfather's new Talk About That album.
A career-spanning documentary about the life and times of Eric Clapton is in production, as the guitar giant posts an instrumental tribute to John Wetton.
Bo Diddley could be honoured with a highway in his name, close to his Mississippi birthplace.
‘Sun Records’ tells the tale of the famous foursome of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips.
The Blues – Why It Hurts So Good by Dr. Marie Trout, wife and manager of Walter Trout, is published on 3 February and has been acclaimed by John Mayall.
Little Walter recorded Blue and Lonesome in 1959; it would prove to be the inspiration for The Rolling Stones album of blues classics.
Butch Trucks, who co-founded The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, passed away on 24 January, 2017 aged 69.
Eric Bibb, Bobby Rush, William Bell and Joe Bonamassa are among the artists in the 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.
Four of the most memorable albums by blues-rock powerhouse Gary Moore are to be released on 180g black vinyl, two in January 2017 and two in April.
Women of the Blues: A Coast-to-Coast Collection, The latest travelling exhibition from the National Blues Museum, opens there on 7 January, 2017.
Watch new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt's tribute to another, the late and great B.B. King, on 'The Thrill Is Gone.'