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If you're a blues lover, you'll probably want to see every single act in this year's Bradenton Blues Festival. But if you're a human being with things to do and people to see, you may not be able to devote nine hours to the music. Here's a quick look
Little Walter Jacobs checked out early dead at age 38, in 1968, from a head injury sustained during a drunken back-alley craps-shooting dispute but he left behind an indelible imprint on the way the harmonica has been played by blues musicians ever
a category that also included Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf and Etta James. Reed, who has called Humboldt a home for years, is known for his tenure in the band Bacon Fat with fellow bluesman Rod Piazza and has taken the stage
This album means everything to me," says Cotton, who performs the music from "Cotton Mouth Man" for the first time in concert Friday evening at the Mayne Stage. "It's good music...Listen to Cotton's harmonica playing on the album gritty, gutsy,
01/08/2013 02:54:42 AM PST Set to bring back Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout once again, CenterArts will welcome the 2013 lineup to the Van Duzer Theatre on Wednesday evening as blues stars take on a tribute to the late electric-blues staple
Contemporary, traditional, oddball, rockin', gospel-laden and funk-a-fied, the blues is a river and its tributaries run strong and deep. So does this fest's food, from Cajun cuisine to Southern favorites like pecan pie, smoked barbecue and shrimp po'
Last week, in the post holidaze, decorations, celebrations, and drifting mentalities were put away, and wee mortals like us made noble attempts to get gracefully back on the reality bus. Part of that reality check is the local concert calendar, which
Every day he has the blues Mark Hummel doesn't play the accordion, although you might hear a joyful yelp that sounds like a yodel coming from him on occasion. Hummel, though, is a harp man a harmonica "god," according to Blues Review magazine. He's
Sonny Clark could play 50 bars of continuous eighth notes and I wouldn't lose interest...If I were to start playing some other instrument besides harmonica and vibes, I would probably come up playing the same lines. Although at first Hendrik Meurkens'
They have played with some of the greats in blues music from Chicago blues, Delta Blues, East and West Coast Blues. They were sharing the stage together with their own style of the blues to a packed crowd that did not want the music to stop. As the