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BWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the BluesBWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the Blues
Posted: Jul. 2, 2017


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BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
Posted: May. 24, 2017


BWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of MusicJoan Baez celebrates 75 years of life in song, w/Mary Chapin Carpenter
Posted: Oct. 11, 2016


The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!The Pennsylvania Blues Festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary in style!
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016


BWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the BluesBWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the Blues
Posted: Jul. 2, 2017


BWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the BluesBWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the Blues
July 2, 2017

'You know who you sound like?' I say, 'No, but you're gonna tell me.' She says, 'Yeah, you're like Janis Joplin and Tina Turner all rolled in to one!

BWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & BeyondBWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & Beyond
June 5, 2017

'I think entertaining is what I do, that is what my spirit is called to do, and the blues is kind of like my salvation. It was a form of music that I felt like it was in me. It is in me to communicate.'

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.'

BWW Interview: Gigi Rich Breaks Out with Same Kind of CrazyBWW Interview: Gigi Rich Breaks Out with Same Kind of Crazy
April 28, 2017

'I can go a lot of different directions from here...at the end of the day it's my life.

VanGo! Hits the Road with ARTECH ExhibitVanGo! Hits the Road with ARTECH Exhibit
February 27, 2017

'When you get new technology and it falls into creative hands, something entirely new happens."

Lily Virginia Presents 'Play Me Twice' at World Cafe, PhiladelphiaLily Virginia Presents 'Play Me Twice' at World Cafe, Philadelphia
November 28, 2016

Songs that are bluish purple with silver gold shimmers.

BWW Review: Ruthie Foster Comes to the Abbey BarBWW Review: Ruthie Foster Comes to the Abbey Bar
October 20, 2016

Expect a "hallelujah time," she told me, for those who'd never seen her, and she would be right...

BWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of MusicBWW Review: Joan Baez & Mary Chapin Carpenter Shine at the Academy of Music
October 11, 2016

An October Sunday evening found a friend plus two newfound ones in the first balcony of Philadelphia's Academy of Music for a celebration of not only Joan Baez's 75 years of life, but also the music, and an enduring symbol that bridges generations...'

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
September 23, 2016

The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC

BWW Interview: Joanna Connor Returns with 'Six String Stories'BWW Interview: Joanna Connor Returns with 'Six String Stories'
September 10, 2016

'It was pretty hardcore, you sink or swim; I went into the deep end of the pool, but I was determined and I was just thrilled to be jamming with these guys. Meeting Otis Rush; playing with Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells. I can't believe I'm actually doing all this! I was 22, 23 years old.'

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Celebrates 25 Years in the Poconos, 9/16-18Pennsylvania Blues Festival Celebrates 25 Years in the Poconos, 9/16-18
September 10, 2016

'I just tell people to keep an open mind and it's a great environment and it's definitely something for everybody in all ages.'

BWW Interview: Shayna Leigh Pursuing Music with 'Drive'BWW Interview: Shayna Leigh Pursuing Music with 'Drive'
August 30, 2016

'I've always felt more connected to my core, and who I am when I'm singing. I have the deepest connection to myself when I'm singing and it feels like an extension of my person.'

BWW Interview: Kerry James, Junior Moves on the Music World with 'Mother and I'BWW Interview: Kerry James, Junior Moves on the Music World with 'Mother and I'
July 17, 2016

'Mother you raised me till the end of time you always be mine' When I sing the words, and you hear it you think the same thing I think.'

BWW Interview: Sugar Blue Returns with New Album, 'Voyage'BWW Interview: Sugar Blue Returns with New Album, 'Voyage'
May 11, 2016

'...as Willie Dixon has said so many times, 'the blues are the roots, the rest of the music are the fruits.'

BWW Interview: Chris Mann Aligns the Stars with 'Constellation'BWW Interview: Chris Mann Aligns the Stars with 'Constellation'
May 6, 2016

Watchers of The Voice will certainly recognize Chris Mann; his run through Season 2, not to mention the show-stopping duet of 'The Prayer' with Christina Aguilera is merely one facet of a professional who turns his vocal skill to projects with almost deceptive ease.

BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in ExileBWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile
May 2, 2016

If you ban music in Mali, or in the whole world, it's like cutting people's oxygen off. Because music is like oxygen for human beings.' -- Khaira

BWW Interview: Ruthie Foster: Playing and Living the BluesBWW Interview: Ruthie Foster: Playing and Living the Blues
March 16, 2016

I'd like to think I'm trying to keep that (blues) tradition going. Everything else came from it, whether that's blues or gospel. I'd like to see that reflecting everything I do and how I live, I think it's important to do that as a musician, and that's become more and more important to me, and more respectful when it comes to music.

Shawan And The Wonton, Catchin' Feels, and Releasing Them...Shawan And The Wonton, Catchin' Feels, and Releasing Them...
February 14, 2016

'When it comes to the songwriting processit's like shedding my skin."

BWW Interview: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, behind the Soundtrack with Jack Wall & Cindy ShapiroBWW Interview: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, behind the Soundtrack with Jack Wall & Cindy Shapiro
December 18, 2015

Behind the music of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' with Jack Wall & Cindy Shapiro

BWW Interview: An Evening with Joe ElyBWW Interview: An Evening with Joe Ely
November 18, 2015

Fill the space up with songs.



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