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2021 Blues Music Award Winners Announced By The Blues Foundation

The irrepressible spirit of the blues was on full display during The Blues Foundation’s 42nd Blues Music Awards (BMAs) presented by Global Electronic Technology when winners across twenty-five (25) categories were announced. Broadcast virtually due to COVID precautions, the show’s highlights included heartfelt video statements from many of the winners as well as lively performances from several [...]

WATCH: New Official Music Video For Tom Petty’s ‘Drivin’ Down To Georgia’

BLUES - The official video for Tom Petty’s “Drivin’ Down to Georgia,” a previously unreleased song from 1992, premieres today. More nostalgic for the South than anything else, the performance restates Thomas Wolfe’s warning: “You can’t go home again.” The video was directed by Alison Tavel and features archival footage by Martyn Atkins and Heartbreaker [...]

Andrew Bird Returns to Ravinia for Bowl of Fire Reunion, First In-Person Headline Show of 2021

 Today, Andrew Bird announces his first headline, in-person show of 2021. After more than a year of live-streaming from various locations for his pandemic-inspired Performance Now! series, Bird will return to his Chicagoland hometown on September 24th for a momentous night outside at Ravinia Festival.The career-spanning concert will see Bird performing fan favorites, joining together with [...]

Quarto Valley Records Signs Guitarist/Singer Sean Chambers

Quarto Valley Records announces the signing of acclaimed blues-rock guitarist/singer Sean Chambers, and will release his label debut CD, That’s What I’m Talkin About, a tribute to legendary former Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, on June 11. Florida-born Sean Chambers began his career in the blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary [...]

Patti Parks Gears Up For New Album Release ‘Whole Nother World’

After hearing Patti at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, famed American Bluesman Kenny Neal signed her to his Booga Music label and brought her to his Baton Rouge, Louisiana studio to produce, arrange, and perform on this eclectic gem. Neal joins Patti for a vocal duet on the track “Baby Bee,” also providing harmonica [...]

Korby Lenker’s ‘Man In The Maroon’ Set for Release May 21

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, road warrior, published author, screenwriter and storyteller, Korby Lenker, will release his eighth studio album, Man in the Maroon, on May 21st via Grind Ethos Records, co-produced by Korby and Skylar Wilson. The LP’s eleven tracks include nine songs penned by Korby, a reading of an original short story and an ethereal [...]

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