Cahl’s Juke Joint looks back at Rory Gallagher, a blues-rock legend from Ireland who influenced a generation of guitarists.
Review of new CD by L.A. -based band The Mescal Sheiks from the always-interesting Cahl’s Juke Joint.
Great little tribute to one of the most outrageous blues acts of all time, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. He’s clearly one of the most flamboyant performers ever to don a cape and enter the stage in a coffin…
Stillwater, Oklahoma’s Blues Festival will include an amateur competition as well as scheduled pro acts.
Great video overview of the folk standard known as “stack-o-lee” or “stagger lee”, which has been performed in many, many versions over the years. It’s a great example of songs which were passed along in the oral tradition, in an era when mass communication was rare, and folk stories often were the primary source of history:
Karen Hanson tips us off on an exhibit currently at Chicago’s African-American history museum:
Nice obit tribute to one of the most influential musicians and producers around.
Blues Music Now’s obit for Les Paul:
And a nice little video tribute from Squeeze My Lemon: