Blues Interviews

Jared James Nichols Interview – My Favorite Two Words Are Blues-Power!

Jared James Nichols Interview – My Favorite Two Words Are Blues-Power!

Posted July 28, 2013 at 4:37 am | One comment

By: Rob Cavuoto Jared James Nichols, the 22 year old emerging singer, songwriter and performer released his first studio EP, Old Glory & the Wild Revival on July 23rd. Born in East Troy, Wisconsin and raised near Waukesha (hometown of Les Paul), Jared was influenced by the classic playing of Son House, Freddy King, Stevie […]

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The Lady Is a Badass: Guitarist Ana Popovic Brings the Heat on Her New Album

The Lady Is a Badass: Guitarist Ana Popovic Brings the Heat on Her New Album

Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:17 am | 3 comments

If you dig searing lead guitar, bluesy singing and slamming Stax-style power funk, grab Ana Popovic’s groovin’ new album Can You Stand the Heat, which entered the Billboard Blues Chart at #9 upon its release April 16.

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Guitarist Martin Harley Working Toward Harley-on-Harley

Guitarist Martin Harley Working Toward Harley-on-Harley

Posted April 1, 2013 at 7:10 am | No comments

Celebrated guitarist and vocalist musician Martin Harley has been powerfully taking over the music scene with his own unique take on traditional blues and folk music throughout the past decade.

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Doug Rappoport Talks Blues Rock, Edgar Winter, Jeff Beck and Bionic

Doug Rappoport Talks Blues Rock, Edgar Winter, Jeff Beck and Bionic

Posted March 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments

Blues aficionados know that there’s also a bit of fun to be had when a blues man shows up with some over the top testosterone driven swagger. This fiery mixture defines the guitar work of Edgar Winter’s guitarist, Doug Rappoport.

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The Masterful Artistry of Blues Man Lennie Jones

The Masterful Artistry of Blues Man Lennie Jones

Posted February 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments

As much as I was captured by the primitive blues art of bluesman, Lennie Jones, it was our conversation that pulled me in to fascinate. I became captivated by the full sweep of his life that found its way from the dark holler of a Virginia jail, to the sweat-filled isolation when hunting down swamp rats in Florida’s Everglades.

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Robert Johnson Blues Foundation Award Recipient Matthew Davidson Talks About the Blues

Robert Johnson Blues Foundation Award Recipient Matthew Davidson Talks About the Blues

Posted January 9, 2013 at 10:29 am | 5 comments

Fourteen year old rising child prodigy Matthew Davidson [www.matthewdavidson.net] has been making some major waves in the music world. Getting his first taste of the guitar at the age of 3, Matthew has been stunning the ears of multiple guitar enthusiasts and organizations across the country.

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Bluesman Dave Fields Talks about Detonation

Bluesman Dave Fields Talks about Detonation

Posted October 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Blazing blues guitar master Dave Fields has rocketed into 2012 with his new explosive album, Detonation. With a new record simply overflowing with punching solos and dynamite vocals.

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Walter Trout Talks Ellington, Bluesbreakers, Beatles and the Blues

Walter Trout Talks Ellington, Bluesbreakers, Beatles and the Blues

Posted April 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm | 3 comments

To many, Walter Trout is a contemporary guitar legend and his guitar prowess, prolific recordings and non-stop tour schedule provide more than ample evidence to support the claim.

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NAMM 2012: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Interview

NAMM 2012: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Interview

Posted January 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm | One comment

Someone has to represent the new guard of young blues guitarists, and since 1995, Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been carrying the flag with a reckless abandon. All five of his studio albums have topped the Billboard Blues chart, the most recent being 2011′s How I Go, which was the first to feature Kenny himself on vocals along with his usual vocalist Noah Hunt.

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Guitar Instrumentalist Johnny A. Expressing Moods and Style on His Gibson Signature Model

Guitar Instrumentalist Johnny A. Expressing Moods and Style on His Gibson Signature Model

Posted January 8, 2012 at 8:29 am | 2 comments

Some musicians develop a plan while on the road to success, one that involves taking chances and making changes. Amid this strategy there’s a burning desire to perform and the ambition to hone a craft to its perfection with respect to both tone and technique. Instrumental musicians especially, know that they have to possess something diverse, a sound that differentiates them from the rest, one that sustains interest and curiosity. Without a vocalist, the lead instrument must have a voice of its own, one that speaks to the listener with a personality, resplendent with passion and emotion.

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