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Music Review: Buddy Guy – ‘Born to Play Guitar’

buddy guy

Guy has made scores of albums in his career. This one measures up to any of his best, and that is high praise indeed. Read More »

Music Review: Liz Mandeville – ‘Heart ‘o’ Chicago’

Liz Mandeville

Liz Mandeville takes us on a trip through Chigaco blues and R&B with 11 original numbers that sound vintage. Read More »

Music Review: Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson – ‘For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters)’

For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters)

Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) and Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) celebrate Waters' 100th anniversary by returning to the basics. Read More »

Music Review: John Mayall – ‘A Special Life’

John Mayall - A Special Life

John Mayall's new 'A Special Life' is the venerable blues master at the top of his 80-year game. Read More »

Music Review: Buddy Guy – Live at Legends

The music legend's temerity and mind-boggling talent is palpable on this new live album. Read More »

Music Review: Barbara Carr – Keep the Fire Burning

Barbara Carr shines with her latest release. Read More »

Book Review: When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy’s autobiography goes behind the scenes of the great Chicago Blues renaissance and beyond. Read More »

Music Review: Mud Morganfield – Son of the Seventh Son

Mud Morganfield carries on family tradition with this blues album, sounding much like his father, Muddy Waters. Read More »

Music Review: Sean Chambers – Live at the Long Island Blues Warehouse

Quiet! Master slasher at work. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Chicago Blues: A Living History – The (R)evolution Continues

History comes alive in the groove… Read More »