• Oregon blues icon Curtis Salgado to undergo heart surgery, tour dates canceled

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Local blues legend Curtis Salgado will undergo triple bypass heart surgery on Friday, a spokesman from his record label said. The Portland-based blues and soul singer will be canceling his scheduled tour dates through May in the wake of the surgery. Born in Everett, Wash. in...
  • ERNIE BALL REVOLUTIONIZES GUITAR STRINGS WITH PARADIGM

    WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED STRING TECHNOLOGY, THE FIRST-EVER TO COME WITH FULLY-BACKED GUARANTEE  WATCH VIDEO OF KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND DREAM THEATER’S JOHN PETRUCCI TAKING THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE AND ATTEMPTING TO BREAK STRINGS PRE-ORDERS BEGIN MARCH 1st   In 1962, ERNIE BALL introduced Slinkys®, the iconic light-gauge electric guitar strings widely revered...
  • NYC auction to feature blues legend Johnny Winter’s guitars

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan auction will feature the guitars, song note books and memorabilia of the late Texas blues legend Johnny Winter. Guernsey’s auction house says features of the sale, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, include five uniquely shaped Gibson Firebirds. Winter got one of them...
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    Walter Trout speaks about his wife, Marie, being chosen to induct John Mayall into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, May 4th, 2016: “Someone very special has been chosen to give the induction key-note speech for John Mayall at his Blues Hall of Fame induction in Memphis on...
  • LONNIE MACK, JULY 18, 1941 – APRIL 21, 2016

    April 21, 2016 By Marc Lipkin LONNIE MACK, JULY 18, 1941 – APRIL 21, 2016 Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. His...
  • Mic Gillette May 7, 1951-January 17, 2016

    Very sad day today for many of my Horn playing friends. East Bay grease funk n’ soul Trumpeter Mic Gillette passed away of a heart attack this morning. Mic was a mentor to so many of us, young to old. He loved to help out or host Brass Clinics,...
  • TEXAS BLUES LEGEND LONG JOHN HUNTER

    TEXAS BLUES LEGEND LONG JOHN HUNTER JULY 13, 1931 – JANUARY 4, 2016   Internationally known Texas guitar legend Long John Hunter, 84, died in his sleep at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, January 4. His signature Texas blues were fueled by his single-note solos and melodic,...
  • The Blues:  Now a Game for more than artists!

    The BLUES has made its way into the Gaming world! An interesting concept that may prove to bring a younger generation to the Genre. ‘Delta Legend – Magic of the Blues’ is a fantasy action RPG set deep in the myths and folklore which surround Blues Music. “The game...
  • Scott Weiland, of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died

    Rest In Peace! Scott Weiland, whose extraordinary career as the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was overshadowed by his unending battle with drug addiction, has died. He was 48. His manager Tom Vitorino confirmed his death, but he didn’t disclose the cause. Weiland was found...