So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend...
The Blues Hall of Fame is all set to open in Memphis on May 8, with the finishing touches being applied to the long-awaited new facility at 421 Main Street.
He’s the man that played a huge role in helping to shape rock music and in particular the influence of the blues on a whole generation of young British musicians.
We’re delighted to report that blues titan B.B. King is recovering well after another spell in hospital, and has thanked his fans for their good wishes.
Recordings of the Bluesbreakers line-up of 1967 will be released with the blessing of John Mayall, after being discovered on a fan’s reel-to-reel tapes.
We’ve pulled together 20 quotes by Louis Armstrong that tell you a lot about himself and his life. Discover the best quotes from Louis Armstrong.
The Blues are all about the individual; at one with their music & feelings, and no better does a guitarist who feels every nuance of the blues.
Hozier will follow the global success of ‘Take Me To Church’ with new UK single ‘Someone New’ on May 11. Watch the video starring Natalie Dormer here.
All across America, in the years after World War 2, radio began taking on an ever greater importance to the music business.
Eric Clapton and Little Richard will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the 36th Blues Music Awards, on May 7 in Memphis.
Do Not Sell At Any Price is a treasure hunt & travelogue into America’s back roads, about the collectors who inhabit this backwoods world of recorded music.
A launch took place at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room last night to announce Lead Belly Fest for June, starring Van Morrison, Jools Holland et al.
Guitar devotees, prepare to drool. The original Black Beauty, the first model owned by Les Paul himself, will be up for auction in New York on February 19.
Seasick Steve will return with the new album ‘Sonic Soul Surfer’ on Caroline International in early 2015, with a UK April tour to accompany it.
Dr. John's debut Concord album pays tribute to Louis Armstrong with some impressive guest appearances from Bonnie Raitt and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Blues legend B.B. King cancels eight remaining shows on his tour after falling ill October 3 during his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.