Blues News Stories
Blues fans are being asked to help fund a documentary about the famous Memphis Country Blues Festival
• Songhoy Blues Release Julian Casablancas Remix
Songhoy Blues have released an online stream their track Petit Metier, remixed by Julian Casablancas
• Supersonic Blues Machine Recruit Warren Haynes For New Video
Supersonic Blues Machine have released a video for their track 'Remedy,' featuring Warren Haynes.
• Buddy Guy Wins Album Of The Year At Blues Awards
Buddy Guy has won Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year at the 2016 Blues Awards
• 'Blues Brothers' Animated Series Coming
The Blues Brothers are getting the band back together and will return in the form of a primetime animated TV series
• Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne Announces New Album
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne has confirmed the launch of his album Jumpin' & Boppin' on June 3
• Blues Pills Announce New Album 'Lady In Gold'
Blues Pills have announced that their second album will be titled Lady In Gold.
• Blues-Rock Pioneer Lonnie Mack Dead At 74
Blues-rock pioneer Lonnie Mack has died at the age of 74, his record label have confirmed
• The Rolling Stones Talks Bluesy New Album
The Rolling Stones have confirmed that they are working on a new blues inspired album
• John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Live In 1967 Volume Two Coming
The short-lived Bluesbreakers lineup that includes future Fleetwood Mac men Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are the subject of a second live album
• Devon Allman Excited For The Open Of US National Blues Museum
Devon Allman has predicted a bright future for the US National Blues Museum
• Blues Sidemen The Focus Of New Documentary
Pinetop Perkins, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and Hubert Sumlin are the focus of a documentary exploring the world of blues sidemen
• Supersonic Blues Machine Releases New Album Trailer
Supersonic Blues Machine have released a trailer for their album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco
• Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Announces Solo Tour
The Moody Blues mainman Justin Hayward has announced a UK tour. His run of 12 intimate Stage Door dates
• Keb' Mo' Announces 'That Pink Hot Blues Album'
Keb' Mo' has confirmed the launch of a live record featuring 16 of his fans' favorite tracks
• Moody Blues Unlikely To Make Another Album
The Moody Blues are unlikely to record another album, according to guitarist and vocalist Justin Hayward
• Joe Bonamassa Expands Salute To The British Blues Explosion Tour
Joe Bonamassa has extended his Salute To The British Blues Explosion tour.
• Nergal Previews His New Solo Blues Album
Adam 'Nergal' Darski has offered fans a taste of his upcoming blues debut, which is tentatively due out in September
• Jamie Jazz Leaves The King Blues
Jamie Jazz has parted ways with The King Blues. The band reunited last year after splitting in 2012 when they stated they'd taken things are far as they could go
• Chris Janson Does Rockin' Harmonica On 'Folsom Prison Blues'
Chris Janson recently brought his lively show to the Grand Ole Opry which featured his take on the Johnny Cash's classic 'Folsom Prison Blues' and the performance has made its way online
• Delta Blues Mixes Early Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen admits the sound of his blues band Delta Deep surprised him once they started work
• Supersonic Blues Machine Stream Full New Album Online
Supersonic Blues Machine have made their debut album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco available to stream in full
• Blues Hall Of Fame To Induct Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, More
Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band have been named as this year's inductees into the Blues Hall Of Fame
• Ventura County Blues Festival To Include All-Star BB Chung King Tribute
The 11th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival this spring will include an all-star tribute to BB Chung King
• Sidemen: Long Road To Glory Documentary To Premiere At SXSW
The documentary Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is to receive its world premiere at the South By Southwest festival next month
• Iconic Blues Venue The Stanhope House For Sale
Iconic New Jersey blues venue The Stanhope House is up for sale
• Supersonic Blues Machine Stream New Song Featuring Walter Trout
Supersonic Blues Machine have made their track Can't Take It No More, which features Walter Trout, available to stream via TeamRock
• Joe Bonamassa Announces New Album 'Blues Of Desperation'
Joe Bonamassa will release his latest album entitled Blues Of Desperation on March 25
• Supersonic Blues Machine Stream New Song Featuring Warren Haynes
Supersonic Blues Machine have released a lyric video for their track The Remedy featuring Warren Haynes.
• Joe Bonamassa Wanted Blues And Desperation For New Album
Joe Bonamassa has revealed the name he'd planned for his second album of all-original material - but his label say it's changed since he spoke
• Blues Guitarist Long John Hunter Dead at 84
Texas electric blues guitarist Long John Hunter has died at the age of 84, his former record label have announced
• Blues Traveler's John Popper Reveals Autobiography Plans
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper will publish his autobiography in March, he's confirmed.
• Buddy Guy And Shemekia Copeland Lead Blues Music Awards Noms
Grammy nominees Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland have both been nominated for Blues Music Awards. The 37th annual shortlist has been published ahead of a gala ceremony in Memphis
• Supersonic Blues Machine Release New Album Teaser
Supersonic Blues Machine have issued a teaser video showcasing their upcoming debut album.
• Mascot Label Group Launching Blues Quarterly
Mascot Label Group are to launch a quarterly blues newspaper, they've confirmed. The eight-page colour Mascot Messenger will showcase the firm's artists
• Bob Dylan Releases Video For Rare Tom Thumb's Blues Version
Bob Dylan has launched a video for a rare version of his track Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues. It's lifted from his The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
• Supersonic Blues Machine Reveal More Details For Debut Album
Supersonic Blues Machine have released further details on their debut album West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco
• The King Blues Reunite and Announce Tour With Enter Shikari
The King Blues have announced that they've reunited. They split in 2012, stating they had taken things as far as they could go.
• Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes On Supersonic Blues Machine
Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte have been named as the guests who appear on the debut album by supergroup Supersonic Blues Machine
• Blues Historian Mack McCormick Dead At 85
Mack McCormick, lifelong student of Texas blues who preserved hundreds of artists' work and history, has died at the age of 85.
• Tom Jones Releases Video For 'Elvis Presley Blues'
Tom Jones has released a video for Elvis Presley Blues, his near-solo tribute to his old friend
• The National Blues Museum Grand Opening Announced
The National Blues Museum will open in St Louis, Missouri, on April 2 next year, bosses have confirmed
• Blues Harp Women The Focus Of New Compilation
Ruf Records have confirmed the release of a double-album that celebrates female harmonica players
• Southern Blues Power Trio Simo Giving Away New Song
Southern blues power trio Simo are giving away a download of their track Long May You Sail
• The Moody Blues Add Several Artists To 2016 Cruise
The lineup for The Moody Blues Cruise III has been expanded with the addition of several new artists to the lineup for next year's voyage
• Blues Guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek Dead At 58
Blues guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek has died of a heart attack shortly before he was due to take the stage at a music festival in North Carolina
• Blues Star Robben Ford Admits He Almost Went Pop
Robben Ford has recalled how he began to focus on becoming a pop musician because he thought the blues genre was finished
• B.B. King Named Secretary Of State For The Blues In Mississippi
B.B. King has been named as Secretary Of State for the Blues by authorities in Mississippi - and the late icon is the first musician to be elevated to such an office of honor in US history
• Alvin Bishop and John Mayall Both Win 2 Blues Blast Awards
Elvin Bishop and John Mayall both won two Blues Blast Awards at the event at the Fluid Events Center in Champaign
• John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live in 1967 Gets Double Vinyl Release
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live in 1967 (Never Before Heard Live Performances) is set to be released in a special double-LP vinyl version this Friday