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

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

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

Topeka Blues Society Keeps the Heartland Blue – American Blues Scene

“It’s not fun, we’re not doing it.” So states the motto of the Topeka Blues Society. Based in the capital city of Kansas, the Topeka Blues Society (TBS) was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization in July of 2008. The mission of the Society is to promote music rooted in the blues, through performances, … Read more

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – A Song That’s Awakened Generations  – American Blues Scene

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.” Twenty-four hundred people sang the line in unison with Jay Siegel of The Tokens at The Golden Oldies Spectacular in Schenectady, New York the day before May Day, 2022. Most in the audience were in their 70s. They knew to words to “The Lion Sleeps … Read more

Thank God Elton John’s Music is Still Alive – American Blues Scene

I’ve had tickets to see Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour since 2019. I shouldn’t have to tell you what truly global event prevented me from going until well into 2022. I’d forced it out of my head and resigned myself to the likelihood that it wouldn’ t ever be rescheduled. Well, I’m still … Read more

The Eagles’ Hotel California Tour Is Winding Down – American Blues Scene

The Eagles made a stop in Buffalo, NY, on April 21 as part of their Hotel California Tour. A nearly sold-out audience braved the chilly evening to listen to the band’s live performance of one of the biggest selling albums in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. They also stayed to hear some of the … Read more