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New Old Allen Ginsberg
Author, scholar, poet, performance artist
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg gave birth to Bob Dylan and Bob Dylan helped to turn Allen Ginsberg into a lively performance artist who recorded nearly all his words and all his music. His tape recorder was always on.
Gary Clark Jr: From Behind the Six-String
Arts and Music Writer
Music does heal. And if you have been listing to what Gary Clark Jr. has been singing and strumming over the past few years, you may have found your special musical elixir.
Grafitti: J.D. Allen's Art of the Jazz Saxophone Trio
Ralph A. Miriello
Forty-three year old tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen is a man on the rise. He was named as Downbeat's Rising Star in 2011 and has matured nicely in the succeeding four years. Witness his latest creation
, a tour de force of purpose and inventiveness.
Meet The Young Man On A Mission To Transform The Mississippi Delta
Award-winning brand marketer, educator, and multimedia journal...
Timothy Lampkin is a 29-year-old Community Development Consultant in Clarksdale, Mississippi. I spoke with the sharp-minded activist about what fueled his drive to reshape the region, the challenges ahead, his ultimate end goal, and the calculated plan for achieving it.
4 Reasons Rumi Is The Inspiration For Today's Love Songs
Long time Rumi expert, author, recording artist, teacher of ad...
In the early days when I had just started translating and interpreting the works of the iconic the 13th Century Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, I became aware of what I thought then were strange similarities between Rumi lyrics and the American blues.
The Thrill Is Gone
Producer and Host, 'The Paula Gordon Show'
The moment we heard that Riley B. King -- known universally both as "BB" and as the King of the Blues -- had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own.
Leonard Cohen's Triumphant
Content Creator, Tech & Culture Journalist
The mere release of
, two days after Leonard Cohen's 80th birthday last month, is remarkable in and of itself. (How many 80-year-old sex symbols and style icons are there?)
Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: On Robert Dick
Composer; Professor, University of Arizona
I first met Robert Dick -- flutist, composer, improviser- when starting my graduate work at the Yale School of Music. He had finished up already but was very much in the mix of the musical scene.
This Talented Toddler Can Sing The Blues With The Best Of Them
Business Is Nothing But the Blues
blues preacher | content junkie | doughnut lover
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Hell Yes, Bob Kidney Has the Blues -- 4 Decades On!
Host, The Dusty Wright Show; co-founder, CultureCatch.com
Elder statesmen now, the Kidney brothers deserve so much more. I would encourage you to engage in their musical odyssey today. Dig deep, explore their catalog. To do so is good for your body and soul.
Bonnie Raitt Lights Up the World
Author, 'SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth'
Now on the second leg of an epic U.S. tour -- to be followed in Asia and Europe -- Bonnie Raitt has taken it to a new level. Reading through the show-by-show reviews of her performances is like being witness to an ecstatic coronation.
White House of the Blues
Professor of Anthropology, West Chester University; Author, Ya...
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.
Artist, illustrator, writer
I wish that one fine musician sweet soldier of the road, hadn't had to worry about paying his health bills or rent. We can change that story. The magic of the blues is it makes us feel--action is up to us.
Singing, Crying and Whining the Blues
Communication Consultant and Cultural Observer
As I scope out Denver's upcoming concerts, checking the calendar for any hint or mention of an act associated with blues, jazz, gospel or old school soul, I am left feeling a bit stranded.
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