“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
The 14 honorees for 2020 span almost a century of music, with nods for a wide range of artists from Victoria Spivey to Bettye Lavette.
Next year's festival will take place at Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent, on 17, 18 and 19 July 2020.
“I look forward to seeing my dear friends in the UK next year,” says Frampton.
The widely-acclaimed documentary will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on 28 February, 2020
Another album that pays homage to the blues legends that inspired him, ‘The Prophet Speaks’ found Van Morrison at the top of his game.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of creativity and excellence for the band.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
For the perfect soundtrack to a bluesy little Christmas, our playlist of the best Christmas blues songs has everything you need, from King to Clapton.
The best blues music gifts this year include supercharged takes on the classic tradition, plus the Stones, Rory Gallagher and more doing what they do best.
Miller's archival collection, 'Welcome To The Vault', is out now on Sailor/Capitol/UMe.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce… together they turned live shows into an art form, but the best Cream live performances reflect their individual brilliance.
Now hailed as classics, neither Derek And The Dominos’ ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ album, nor the ‘Layla’ single, were big hits on their first release.
‘Live At The Regal’, recorded in November 1964, remains one of the great live albums of all time, demonstrating why BB is The King of the blues.