Willie Dixon News

Gregg Allman and 'Southern Blood' Make Stunning Chart DebutGregg Allman and 'Southern Blood' Make Stunning Chart Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SOUTHERN BLOOD, the extraordinary final album from the legendary Gregg Allman, has made a spectacular chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #11 after its first week of release. (more...)

September Shows at City Winery Announced: Living Colour, Joan Osborne, Art Garfunkel & moreSeptember Shows at City Winery Announced: Living Colour, Joan Osborne, Art Garfunkel & more
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

See the newly announced lineup for September at Chicago City Winery below! (more...)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters LP 'New World Arisin' out 11/3 on Big RecordsBig Head Todd and the Monsters LP 'New World Arisin' out 11/3 on Big Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Colorado band Big Head Todd and the Monsters are set to release their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin' on November 3 on their Big Records imprint. (more...)

Dead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore RecordingsDead Rock West to Release New 'Move Love' Album via Omnivore Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

For their fourth album and first for Omnivore Recordings that's due out August 11, the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen have joined forces with producer John Doe--of the legendary band X, with whom they've toured numerous times--to create an album that places their achingly beautiful signature vocals and harmonies in finely etched rock, alt-country and pop settings. (more...)

Rhett Miller, Ben Ottewell and More on Sale at City Winery ChicagoRhett Miller, Ben Ottewell and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of The Old 97's' Rhett Miller, plus Ben Ottewell of Gomez, back-to-back shows with Squirrel Nut Zippers and more. (more...)

Steve Earle Comes to Boulder Theater 8/4Steve Earle Comes to Boulder Theater 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Almost twenty years ago, Steve Earle and I took a ride through South Nashville. It was down those mean streets that Steve had spent his famous "hiatus" in the early 1990's mostly shooting dope. It was a crazy, unprecedented thing. Here was a guy - the supposed "new face" of outlaw country - who had already put out a near unbroken string of instant classics, including chart hits like "Guitar Town," "Someday," and the immortal "Copperhead Road." And he just up and disappears, drops from sight for four years, making no records, playing no shows. (more...)

Robert Browning Associates presents Chicago Blues Legend & Recent Grammy Nominee LURRIE BELLRobert Browning Associates presents Chicago Blues Legend & Recent Grammy Nominee LURRIE BELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lurrie Bell has been acclaimed for his intense guitar playing and passionate vocals which have made him a favorite at clubs and festivals around the world and earned him a reputation as one of the "leading lights" in the future of the blues.  Son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, he has appeared on over 50 recordings either as leader or featured sideman and received numerous awards and honors, including Best Traditional Male Blues Artist in 2015 by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, and Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar) in 2016 by Living Blues magazine. In this program he will be joined by his band and include selections from his acclaimed Delmark albums, Blues in My Soul and the recent Grammy-nominated Can't Shake This Feeling. His band is composed of Willie "The Touch" Hayes (drums), Roosevelt Purifoy (keys), and Melvin Smith (bass). (more...)

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Come to MPAC This FallGeorge Thorogood and The Destroyers Come to MPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

George Thorogood, known for such hits as 'Bad to the Bone,' 'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer' and 'Who Do You Love,' comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39 - $79. (more...)

Robert Browning Previews 2016-17 World Music Concert LineupRobert Browning Previews 2016-17 World Music Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?Robert Browning, called “the entrepreneur who almost single-handedly created and filled New Yorkers' passion for world music” in the New York Times, begins a new season with traditional and cross-cultural music from various countries around the world, including India, Iran, Mali, Spain, Armenia, Turkey, Ireland, Haiti, and the US. (more...)

Madeline Peyroux Debuts Audio for 'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)'Madeline Peyroux Debuts Audio for 'Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploration beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork to be released September 16 on Impulse!/Verve Label Group. (more...)

Blues Legend Tom Lavin Becomes UCW's 11th Honorary Degree RecipientBlues Legend Tom Lavin Becomes UCW's 11th Honorary Degree Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

If you were to think of University Canada West's(UCW) newest honorary degree recipient as a book, his true depth would likely escape you, unless you knew him as a book with many covers (more...)

Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From 'Defying Gravity' to a year in space without gravity, Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 season is definitely going to new heights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sugar Blue Returns with New Album, 'Voyage'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...)

Legacy Recordings Announces Release of Van Morrison's ..IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW...VOLUMES II, III, IV & DVD, A Monumental Collection of Previously Unavailable Live PeLegacy Recordings Announces Release of Van Morrison's ..IT'S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW...VOLUMES II, III, IV & DVD, A Monumental Collection of Previously Unavailable Live Pe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Grammy-Winning Group The Robert Cray Band to Return to The Orleans ShowroomGrammy-Winning Group The Robert Cray Band to Return to The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Renowned rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray and his band will perform at The Orleans Showroom Jan. 23-24. (more...)

Celebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon Tomorrow at Blues Haven FoundationCelebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon Tomorrow at Blues Haven Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

July 1, 2015 would have been Willie's 100th birthday. To honor this brilliant songwriter, producer, musician, and to celebrate his life and accomplishments, Blues Heaven Foundation is holding a free concert featuring Chicago's phenomenal blues guitarist, Melvin Taylor & the Taylor Made Band from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Garden Area.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'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...)

Tony Bennett Among Performers Set for 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame InductionTony Bennett Among Performers Set for 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Tony Bennett, Benny Blanco, Zac Brown, Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dr. John, Ledisi, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Nettles, Mike O'Neill, Richie Sambora, Bernie Taupin and Paul Williams will either present and/or perform at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Jacksonville - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Jacksonville (more...)

Lady Gaga to Receive Inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of FameLady Gaga to Receive Inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

?The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Lady Gaga will be the recipient of the first-ever Contemporary Icon Award at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated forThursday, June 18th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

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