Blues

NXNE Film Presents The Premiere of BB King --The Life of Riley

NXNE (North by Northeast) announces the first wave of programming as part of NXNE Film. Presented in partnership with Hot Docs, NXNE Film will screen more than 30 movies from June 13-16 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and at alternative spaces throughout the city of Toronto.

Magic Slim, Blues Icon, Dies at 75

Magic Slim, a revered and towering figure in the field of traditional Chicago blues, died today in a Philadelphia hospital at the age of 75. Born Morris Holt in Torrance, Mississippi in 1937, the guitarist performer, bandleader, and recording artist went on to enjoy a career that launched him to national and international recognition and acclaim.

Bart Walker Will Release His Label Debut CD On March 12th

Ruf Records announces the signing of Nashville-based blues guitarist/singer Bart Walker and will release his label debut CD, Waiting on Daylight, on March 12. The new album was produced and engineered by multi Grammy-winner Jim Gaines and recorded at his Bessie Blue Studio in Stantonville, Tennessee.

The Rev Jimmie Bratcher Is "Seceretly Famous" on New Blues CD

The Rev Jimmie Bratcher announces a March 5 release date for Secretly Famous, the latest CD from the blues-rock singer/guitarist, coming from Ain’t Skeert Tunes. Produced by multi-Grammy-winner Jim Gaines and recorded at his Bessie Blue Studio in Stantonville, Tennessee, Secretly Famous marks the second time the two have collaborated on an album project; Gaines also produced Bratcher’s 2006 release, RED.

JD & The Straight Shot To Perform at The 12th Annual Holiday Rock & Roll Benefit

The NYC blues-rock band JD & The Straight Shot will perform at The 12th Annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash on Thursday, December 6th to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Bobby Rush 'Down in Louisiana' album due in February

Bobby Rush’s new Down in Louisiana, out February 19, 2013 on Deep Rush Productions through Thirty Tigers, is the work of a funky fire-breathing legend. Its 11 songs revel in the grit, grind and soul that’s been the blues innovator’s trademark since the 1960s, when he stood shoulder to shoulder on the stages of Chicago with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and other giants.

Bluesy Rocker Harold Honey Releases New Album 'Helltown'

Harold Honey epitomizes Rockabilly Punk Blues with the release of his new album, Helltown.  The singer/songwriter harks back to the sounds of the fifties and sixties while maintaining his thoroughly modern sensibilities by combining elements of Jimi Hendrix, The Pixies, Tom Waits and even Johnny Cash in his music. However, his sound is as incendiary and fresh as anything of its kind.

JD & The Straight Shot joins ZZ Top for 4 Canadian Shows

The NYC blues-rock band JD & The Straight Shot announces today they will play four Canadian dates in support of rock legends, ZZ Top. The shows will be held on November 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th with performances in both Ontario and Quebec provinces. Founder and frontman, James Dolan, commented, "We're honored to open for ZZ.

JD & The Straight Shot New Album Midnight Run Out Now

The NYC blues-rock band, JD & The Straight Shot, has released their latest album Midnight Run, a finely crafted collection of New Orleans-flavored roots music. Midnight Run is the group's second project with esteemed producer Kevin Killen(U2Peter Gabriel) at New York's famed Avatar Studios. The group has toured with Joe Walsh, Don Henley and played with The Eagles, Allman Brothers, Robert Randolph and more.

Maria Muldaur Presents a Loving Tribute to a Blues Pioneer

Stony Plain Records, Canada’s roots music label, announces an October 9 release date for ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering blues woman produced by multiple Grammy-nominee Maria Muldaur, featuring special guests including Rory Block, Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow and Koko Taylor.

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