Few blues songs have been as frequently covered as ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’; originated by Joe Williams’s Washboard Blues Singers.
Richard Thompson will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement title at the second annual UK Americana Awards in February, 2017.
Esteemed Irish singer-songwriter Martin 'Bap' Kennedy passed away on 1 November at the age of 54, five months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Lewis Merenstein, whose most famous credit was producing Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks, died on 6 September in New York at the of 81.
R&B giants Mary J. Blige and Maxwell have joined a BluesFest bill in London which already stars Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Bill Wyman and more.
Veteran blues giant Taj Mahal has won the B.B. King Award for his contribution to the genre.
Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman, who worked with Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and many others, has died at the age of 64.
Van Morrison has confirmed the late September release of Keeps Me Singing, his first album of new material since Born To Sing: No Plan B in 2012.
The latest Montreux Jazz Café in the small chain of restaurants and live music venues inspired by the famous festival, will open in Singapore in October.
Guitar maestro George Benson is completing his latest South African tour before heading to the UK to begin European dates at Hampton Court Palace Festival.
The world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival reaches a notable landmark this year, marking the 50th event since it was founded by Claude Nobs in 1967.
Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Snoop Dogg are part of the line-up at the 2016 Jazz and Heritage Festival, that landmark in the New Orleans calendar.
A memorial concert in California on 23 January for US rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will feature players from Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake et al.
In late November 1949, Hank hit the chart with 'My Bucket's Got A Hole In It,' a song from well before World War II.
Widely-respected British drummer Bobby Irwin, known for his work with Nick Lowe, Van Morrison and countless others, has died from cancer at the age of 62.
‘Liquid Spirit,’ the Grammy-winning Blue Note debut of Gregory Porter, has hit the top ten of the UK album chart for the first time.