The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there.
Rick and his Stone Canyon Band found new success with first the ‘Garden Party’ single, then the album of the same name.
Just a few of the greats, whose influence spans continents, genres, and generations.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
The Rolling Stones' first tour, which began on September 29, 1963, was a star-studded affair featuring the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, and Little Richard.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
Featuring both well-known and rare Velvets tracks, the album will be out on October 15.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
From fleeting, backstage hangs to longtime creative partnerships, the best musical friendships come in all forms.
With their ‘Out Of Our Heads’ album, The Rolling Stones penned their first truly classic song and found themselves thrust into the mania of global stardom.