Colin Linden

Well it was a great week of activity here on Blues411, starting with Monday’s Baker’s Dozen of Blues, followed by our review of Janiva Magness‘s superb release ‘original’, topped off with a whole lotta of #birthday cake and our well received interview with Jarekus Singleton. Then this past weekend of BBQ & Blues in Greenwood, SC…

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Yes indeed, it’s our time to shine. On May 9, 2013 all eyes are turning to Memphis, Tennessee as the 34th Blues Music Awards  will take place at the Cook Convention Center. The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances…

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These days it is common for artists to play on one and other’s releases, it provides a great opportunity for artistic cooperation and it allows an artist to share the spotlight with others whom he respects and admires. With that being said check out this release which features the likes of Chuck Leavell, Gregg Allman,…

Read More Wednesday’s One: James Cotton: Cotton Mouth Man (Alligator Records)

Big Bill Morganfield: Blues With A Mood Black Shuck Records http://bigbillmorganfield.net/ OK, let’s get this out of the way, Big Bill is the son of Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) so that should answer any questions about the heritage and stuff of the sort. Now on to the music…. Opening the disc with ‘Look What You…

Read More Wednesday’s One: Big Bill Morganfield, Blues With A Mood