Bobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this August Bobby Rush to Play Cutting Room in NYC this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Bluesman Bobby Rush Heads To Boston's City Winery 8/20 Grammy Award Winning Bluesman Bobby Rush Heads To Boston's City Winery 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

The whole world is getting hip to Bobby Rush.  After decades of tearing up the chitlin' circuit on a nightly basis with his sweaty, no-holds-barred funkfests, Bobby has thoroughly broken through to the mainstream. He won a long-overdue 2017 Grammy Award for his spectacular album Porcupine Meat and consistently tours the globe as a headliner. What's more, Bobby's brand-new album Sitting on Top of the Blues on his own Deep Rush imprint (distributed by Thirty Tigers), due out August 16, 2019, promises to further spread the news that this revered legend, well past 80 years of age even if his stratospheric energy level belies the calendar, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever. (more...)

'Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969' Will Feature Previous Unheard Live Recordings From Various Blues Legends 'Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969' Will Feature Previous Unheard Live Recordings From Various Blues Legends
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Third Man Records is excited to announce the release of ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969, a 50th anniversary celebration collecting 24 previously unheard songs by such blues legends as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, James Cotton, Son House, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, Junior Wells, Big Mama Thornton, Clifton Chenier, Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Pinetop Perkins, J. B. Hutto & His Hawks, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison, Otis Rush, Big Joe Williams, Charlie Musselwhite and more. The first ever release of music recorded live at the landmark event, ANN ARBOR BLUES FESTIVAL 1969 will be available on August 2, 2019 in two individual 2x LP volumes, exclusively on 180 gram vinyl housed in gatefold packaging featuring fan snapshots, and on CD. (more...)

Musco Center Presents Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Duo 1.27 Musco Center Presents Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Duo 1.27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents the Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite Duo on January 27 at 4 pm. Blues Hall of Fame inductees guitarist Elvin Bishop and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite offer a sizzling blues jam session seasoned with decades of experience. (more...)

Howlin' Wolf's Debut LP 'Moanin' In The Moonlight' Reissued On Vinyl Ahead Of 60th Anniversary Howlin' Wolf's Debut LP 'Moanin' In The Moonlight' Reissued On Vinyl Ahead Of 60th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Chester Arthur Burnett, better known to blues fans as Howlin' Wolf, remains one of the essential exponents of the electric blues. With a raw, booming voice and explosive guitar and harmonica styles to match, the Mississippi-bred Wolf made music that was unmatched in its primal ferocity. In the process, he helped to put Chess Records on the map as America's preeminent blues label. (more...)

Orleans Records to Release Compilation of Little Freddie King's First Two Albums Orleans Records to Release Compilation of Little Freddie King's First Two Albums
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Fried Rice & Chicken is a new collection of Blues guitarist Little Freddie King's work for the Orleans label. The album features remastered songs and instrumentals from 1995's Swamp Boogie and its follow-up, 2000's Sing Sang Sung. This will be these songs first appearance on vinyl. Fried Rice & Chicken will also be available on CD, digital download and streaming services via Orleans on April 6. (more...)

Powerful New Blues History Docu-series Premieres on Amazon Prime for Black History Month Powerful New Blues History Docu-series Premieres on Amazon Prime for Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The three-part series Monochrome: Black, White & Blue featuring Morgan Freeman, Chuck Berry, Bill Wyman, B.B. King, Jake Bugg, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and many more, will explore the deep-routed history of blues music in America - available exclusively on Prime Video, through Amazon Video Direct, from Monday February 12, 2018. (more...)

Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout Celebrates the Windy City Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout Celebrates the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Now an annual musical event in Folsom, Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout is a show no blues lover dares to miss. This year's all-star gathering will be a Chicago Blues Celebration, and the lineup is straight Windy City: Billy Boy Arnold (Muddy Waters), John Primer (bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon), Mark Hummel, Deitra Farr (vocalist; Chicago Blues Hall of Fame), Oscar Wilson (Cash Box Kings), R.J. Mischo, Billy Flynn, June Core, RW Grisby, and Bob Welsh. (more...)

Memphis Soul and R&B Revue Comes to the Center for the Arts Memphis Soul and R&B Revue Comes to the Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

This live concert journey through the soul of American music with artists featured in the documentary film Take Me to the River comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES Runs 6/6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

John Mayall and Clint Black Join The Lyric's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Lyric Theatre has added John Mayall and Clint Black to its 2016-17 season. Details below! (more...)

John Mayall and Clint Black Join The Lyric's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Lyric Theatre has added John Mayall and Clint Black to its 2016-17 season. Details below! (more...)

John Mayall and Clint Black Join The Lyric's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Lyric Theatre has added John Mayall and Clint Black to its 2016-17 season. Details below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sugar Blue Returns with New Album, 'Voyage'
by Tory Gates - May 11, 2016

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

20th Anniversary of Joan Osborne's 'Relish' Comes to CD, Digital, & Two-LP Vinyl Version Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Relish 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on October 30 in three separate formats, featuring expanded liner notes written by Chris Talbott and a variety of bonus tracks. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'
by Tory Gates - Jun 24, 2015

'There are guys who get up on a stage and make an entire audience of strangers feel comfortable. You do that.' (more...)

MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT Coms to Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mark Hummel again returns to Harris Center for the Arts and brings more of his talented friends with him in this tribute to Bluebird Records. The Blues Harmonica Blowout has sold out in past performances and with the caliber of talent joining this evening's activities, tickets will be in high demand! (more...)

MARK HUMMEL'S BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUT Coming to Harris Center, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Mark Hummel again returns to Harris Center for the Arts and brings more of his talented friends with him in this tribute to Bluebird Records. The Blues Harmonica Blowout has sold out in past performances and with the caliber of talent joining this evening's activities, tickets will be in high demand! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Presents Summer Festival of Shows, 8/8 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Every summer, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the annual Summer Festival of Shows. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages August 8th-17th. (more...)

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