Plans include the launch of a new Epiphone model and the B.B. King Icon Life Legacy Initiatives.
His guest on the shows will be blues-rock favorite and Fabulous Thunderbirds co-founder Jimmie Vaughan.
It’s taken a century for LGBTQ people, people of color, and women to get their due, though they’ve inspired and shaped the industry for just as long.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs makes clear.
Charley Patton was the inspiration for every Delta bluesman that followed in his wake. His influence still resonates today.
It will present this important release in three separate mixes: The Eric Clapton Mix, the Delaney Bramlett Mix and the Tom Dowd Mix (The UK Version).
This 1966 blues compilation helped create new opportunities for its artists and influenced countless rock musicians along the way.
LaVette, whose career now spans almost 60 years, won for Soul Blues Female Artist.
Willie Dixon's composition was inspired by Esso Gasoline's popular advertising campaign.
Directed by Sarah Lacombe, the video follows four generations of Black women living their truths, loving each other, and feeling good.
A hypnotic, hugely significant song, Howlin’ Wolf’s recording of ‘Spoonful’ became a blues staple recorded by everyone from Etta James to Cream and beyond.
A rollicking, ballsy album, John Lee Hooker’s ‘It Serve You Right To Suffer’ came out on Impulse! in 1966, offering the blues with a jazzy twist.
The Mayor of Chicago says the house 'was an epicenter of Chicago’s contributions to modern blues.'
Recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, The Rolling Stones’ classic ’Brown Sugar’ topped the American Hot 100 on May 29, 1971.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.