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My Conversation with an American Treasure: Ray Benson

Tom Semioli | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Ray Benson has won the battle. He now lives in a world wherein the majority of young people definitely do not hate their parents' music -- and have a deep appreciation for the artistry and aesthetic which he resurrected for the masses.

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

Guitar Legend Pushing For Blues On Popular Radio

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Buddy Guy knows that blues music isn't the taste of today's youth, but the Chicago guitar legend wants to show directors at radio stations ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Bill Withers, Bugs Bunny, Kate Bush, Don Ellis, and more.

Washington Watch: Week 23 - "The Greatest"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

This past week we celebrated the 237th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Yes...our issues are many, and our Congress is in gridlock, an...

SUMMER MUSIC: Buddy Guy can kick your Ass!

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Summer is the perfect time for travel, and what better way to spend some time in a new place than at an outdoor concert enjoying a living, snarling, joyful legend?

Blues Legend Gets Hall-Of-Fame Nod

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

As Brownie McGhee once said, "The blues is life." Nowhere knows that life better than Chicago, which has been the world's blues mecca for more than...

50 Years Of Blues History Chronicled In New Doc

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

More than 50 years ago, Howlin' Wolf's ferocious music and gentler side were revealed to guitar whiz Bloomfield and Goldberg, his keyboard-adept buddy.

45 Years Ago: April 5th and 6th, 1968... The Who Debut at the Fillmore East the Night After MLK Jr.'s Assassination

Binky Philips | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!

Bang Bang Boom Boom: Chatting with Beth Hart, The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica's One & A Half Hearts, and NC Rocks OH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's such a work of love, oh my God, and there are so many love songs on it. I think it's my first record that I've actually written a lot about love," says Beth Hart, about Bang Bang Boom.

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

WATCH: Buddy Guy Honored By Kennedy Center

Posted 12.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy was honored in prime time Wednesday as the Dec. 2 Kennedy Center Honors gala, held in the White House's East Room, was ...

Blues Legend Buddy Guy To Headline New Festival In 2013

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Chicago

JACKSON, Miss. -- Five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy will headline a new Jackson festival in 2013. The Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival will be held Se...

LOOK: Obama Thanks Led Zeppelin For Unusual Reason

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 02.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim Sunday night as the late-night ...

Buddy Guy Named Kennedy Center Honoree

Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago

After a lifetime of work in which he pioneered the Chicago Blues sound, Buddy Guy is getting honored by the Kennedy Center. The influential guitar...

Albert Maysles Rocks Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At 85, legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles still has "IT." This week to commemorate The Rolling Stones' fiftieth anniversary, he was on han...

The Wall At Verizon Center: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12 1. Roger Waters: The Wall Live At Verizon Center The landmark album is fine and good, but the appropriate over-the-top...

White House of the Blues

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Paul Stoller

The magic of The Blues worked itself way into the White House, providing a moment of communitas in Washington, D.C., a moment of unexpected unity in our divided society.

WATCH: Obama Sings AGAIN

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president just couldn't say no: Mick Jagger held out a mic almost by way of command, an...

Antony Bitar's Holiday Download, Chatting with Gary Clark Jr. and Macedo, Plus a James Mee Anthem

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Antony Bitar released his self-titled debut album in September, and his rendition of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" is a special gift that Antony is giving to Huffington Post readers for the holidays.

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Volume 189-Rewind

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we review albums by Daníel Bjarnason, Hank & Cupcakes, Junior Kimbrough and more.

Buddy Guy Way: Chicago Names Street For Blues Legend

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago blues great Buddy Guy now has his own street. The city of Chicago has renamed the stretch of Wabash Street in front of his cl...

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

2120 South Michigan Avenue: Chatting With George Thorogood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

George Thorogood's 17th studio album -- 2120 South Michigan Avenue -- is an obvious tribute to Chess Records. He recently told me the story behind it.