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Guitarist Johnny Winter’s ‘Roots’ album with brother Edgar Winter

In Blues News on March 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

It took more than four decades. But Johnny Winter was finally able to go back to his roots.

In 2011, Winter released “Roots,” an 11-song collection of blues-rock standards featuring collaborations with Vince Gill, John Popper, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and his brother, Edgar Winter, among others… MORE

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Where Are the Blues by Jan V. Ramsey

In Blues News on March 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Back in the mid-1990s, I was a total blues freak, and a bunch of my friends were too. To some extent, I still am. I suppose it’s characteristic of my generation; big business picked up on this, so this era is also around the time the House of Blues chain was being created and promoted. Blues was everywhere; it was sort of the “in” music at the time. There were a couple of national blues publications back then.  We went to a lot of blues festivals back in those days: several in Mississippi, the King Biscuit in Arkansas, and others. Blues was really proliferating. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Jack White on the Mississippi blues artists: ‘They changed the world’

In Blues News on March 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Jack White learned his craft listening to the blues legends of the 20s and 30s on albums released by a tiny Scottish label. And now he’s rereleasing Document Records’ archive on vinyl…MORE