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What I Did This Summer, or How I Ended Up on Mr. B's Joybox Express With Jeff Daniels

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Khalid Hanifi

It started when my friend Mark Braun, better known as the blues and boogie-woogie piano phenomenon Mr. B, asked me to go for a bike ride with him, or rather with him and his custom built piano-bike contraption, the Joybox Express.

Hozier Gets His Due

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Last week I put up one of my silly tongue-in-cheek HuffPost offerings: I Am the Coolest, Hippest Uncle in the Whole World. It's gone ever-so-slightly viral thanks to Hozier retweeting my tweet -- and tossing up one of his own.

Talkin' Johnny Winter Blues

Lauren Daley | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

For my music column in a southeastern Massachusetts newspaper, I'd interviewed Johnny three times for -- in 2011, 2013, and most recently in January. He'd played a local venue in our readership area every winter for years.

Blues Legend Dies

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations ...

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall of Fame (#2: The Black Keys)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The duo's stripped-down, soulful, elemental blues sound reflects their influences, which are mostly first-generation blues artists. "I would raid my father's record collection," says guitarist and vocalist Dan Auerbach.

Beating the Heat in the Gold Country

In the Gold Country | Posted 09.13.2014 | San Francisco
In the Gold Country

On breaks in the music, take a walk down Main Street, with its historic buildings, and read a few plaques on the walls about the history of our town. Downtown is only three blocks long. You can be back in your chair with a fresh glass of wine before the next set begins.

Daily Meditation: Slow Down

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

New Music From the Old School: Bob Eike, Billy Thompson and Soul Stew Records

Johnny Nevin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

It's not so much the ability to discover, produce and promote that makes a great independent record label. It's more a talent for appreciation.

This Talented Toddler Can Sing The Blues With The Best Of Them

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Arts

Meet Luca, a talented toddler who isn't even two years old yet, but can somehow play harmonica and sing the blues with the best of them. (Or at least ...

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

Italy's Zucchero Pours Some Sugar On MSG

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.24.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Zucchero may not be a household name in the United States, but outside of these boarders, he is one of the world's most popular musicians and has been...

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

The Blues of Living in Baton Rouge

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

Music is transformative, but I didn't realize how much the blues could bring out the soul in a place I'd pegged as overly commercial.

A Soulful Music Man: An Interview With Tomás Doncker

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."

Making the Most of Jazz Fest

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Joan Gelfand

Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone.

You've Got to Go Along to Get Along

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

Music and the careers of musicians need to be tended to like growing crops; you have to pay attention, be patient, keep working on them and help them thrive.

Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...

Hacker Hymn

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.04.2014 | Style
Jasmina Tesanovic

hacker hymn Mine eyes have seen the misery of the coming cyber wars my heart had felt the sorrow of young lives yet to fall my mind has been corr...

Café Au Go Go: Still Blowing the Winds of Change

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Change may be defined as transformations occurring over time. It is sometimes hard to discern how far and wide that change will reach, and what it will bring about.

"The Death of Bessie Smith" in a Brooklyn Hospital Speaks to Limited Health Care Access, Anywhere

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Dr. Elaine Schattner

In a hospital in Brooklyn, you might hear the voice of Bessie Smith. That's because the New Brooklyn Theater has set a rare production of Edward Albee's 1959 play, The Death of Bessie Smith, inside Interfaith Medical Center.

Hot Ticket: G Love and Special Sauce With Jimi Jazz Back in the Mix.

Bill Prescott | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Bill Prescott

My older brother came home from Boston and declared, "I just quit my job, we got a record deal." This was the beginning of his career as a musician...

WATCH: Authenticity (Still) Rules

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Someone recently told me that "authenticity" is the new marketing bullshit. There's truth to that -- if it's applied as the new sales pitch of the mom...

January Got You Down? What's Up With Blue Monday?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

A gentle reminder to ourselves to lighten someone else's spirits by making them smile, showing that you care, or sharing a laugh is a lovely way to combat those emotional lows.

With Treme, Blues at the Equinox

Sam Chaltain | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sam Chaltain

In the face of such banal reforms, and amidst the death and the betrayal, and the corruption and delay and disappointment, Treme reminds us of something that the rest of our popular entertainment seeks to skip over.

Bluntry Musician Grace Askew's Road Trip from Memphis to L.A. and Back, and Google Glass-Hiking on the West Coast

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Memphis-raised Askew is a charming, southern belle with a very distinctive vocal and musical style that can be heard on her recently released Empty Rooms EP.