Picks from Glasgow Jazz Festival (16-19 June 2022) and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (15-24 July 2022) – London Jazz News

Full programs for both the Glasgow and Edinburgh jazz festivals have now been released. Patrick Hadfield and Mark McKergow, two of LJN’s ‘friends in the North’, have scrutinised both line-ups. Here are their picks, designed to help highlight some not-to-be-missed visitors alongside top Scottish talent. Glasgow Jazz Festival (Thursday 16 June – Sunday 19 June … Read more

The Ameloblastoma Threatening John Nemeth’s Career – American Blues Scene

There is no greater indication of the love blues enthusiasts feel for an artist than ticking their Blues Music Awards ballot for their favorite nominee. By that measure, John Nemeth‘s recent win of his 26th BMA, this year for Vocal Instrumentalist, is proof that he’s one of the most beloved blues artists of our time. … Read more

Alligator Records Artists To Perform At 2022 Chicago Blues Festival

Photo: Alligator Records Artists: Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Branch, Lil’Ed & The Blue Imperials Shemekia Copeland, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch and Toronzo Cannon Perform Live At World Renowned Free Event On Wednesday, May 11, The City Of Chicago announced the lineup for the 2022 Chicago Blues Festivaltaking place Thursday, June … Read more

Tomás Doncker Extends Dylan’s Metaphor with Culturally Significant Video for ‘Maggie’s Farm’ – American Blues Scene

Today sees the release of Born To Bethe latest effort from singer-songwriter/guitarist and pioneer of the Global Soul movement Tomás Doncker. The album manifested as both a home for singles released during the pandemic as well as a protest album of sorts. Above all, Born to Be Serves as a collaboration project with video artists … Read more

30 Consecutive Years Rockin’ Smokey Joe’s in Philly – American Blues Scene

Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, folk-rock musician Kenn Kweder, entered the music world with his first band Kenn Kweder and The Secret Kids. Known as the “Bard of South Street,” the fiercely independent singer-songwriter has been an iconic name in Philadelphia since the early 1970’s. Noted for musically diverse styles, his influences range from Bob … Read more

As Much About Edgar Winter As His More Famous Brother  – American Blues Scene

Is Edgar Winter a bigger talent than his more famous late brother? Merely contemplating such an idea has been considered sacrilege for more than half a century. Most blues and rock fans didn’t even know that Johnny Winter had a younger brother until Edgar appeared with Johnny at Woodstock in 1969, let alone that he … Read more

Windy City Wednesday – Little Arthur Duncan’s ‘Singin’ With the Sun’ – American Blues Scene

Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. This newest offering from American Blues Scene will share classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Singin’ With the Sun by Little Arthur Duncan. *Notes by Chicago blues master guitarist … Read more

Featured Interview – Delbert McClinton – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © Bob Kieser Delbert McClinton is known for his roots rock sound, one that covers everything from blues to country. But what he really wants to do is make people dance. “My music, you play it in a room, and eight out of seven people are gonna dance,” he says. Problematic fractions aside, … Read more

Blues Music Awards 2022 Winners – American Blues Scene

The Renasant Convention Center was packed with blues musicians, fans, and music-world luminaries on May 5th, anxious to see who would be the winners at the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards. Besides awarding honors in 25 categories, the BMAs, as is its tradition, featured performances from many nominees, with the gala ending in a jubilant … Read more