Blues

Stony Plain Records, Canada’s roots music label, announces an October 9 release date for ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering blues woman produced by multiple Grammy-nominee Maria Muldaur, featuring special guests including Rory Block, Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow and Koko Taylor.

An amazing array of all-star musicians join guitarist Lou Pallo in paying tribute to the legendary Les Paul with the September 11 release of a unique CD/DVD titled Thank You Les, produced by Showplace Music Productions in Dover, NJ, and distributed in the U.S. and Canada by the Allegro Corporation. The exciting new release plays as a love letter to the iconic guitar player and recording innovator from these artists who were influenced and inspired by his artistry and innovation. The music covers styles ranging from pop and jazz, to country, rock and blues.

Multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award nominee John Lee Hooker, Jr. announces a September 18 release date for his exciting new CD, All Hooked Up, on his own Steppin’ Stone Records, with national distribution by INgrooves Fontana.

Blues, soul and Grammy nominee Mighty Sam McClain announces a September 18 release date for his latest CD, Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey), on his own Mighty Music label, with national distribution by City Hall Records.Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) showcases McClain’s voice in all its magnificent glory on a program of 14 original songs that touch on his influences ranging from blues and soul, to gospel and funk.

Ruf Records announces a September 12 release date for blues-rock singer/guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor's new CD, Almost Always Never, which was produced by Mike McCarthy and recorded in Austin, TX. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation.

Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Augie Meyers, Shawn Sahm, Terri Hendrix and a cast of Texas music headliners and legendary side men will perform as part of an all-night, all-star tribute to musician, philanthropist and beloved patron of the music scene, Lucky Tomblin, at 7:00PM on Sunday, September, 2nd.  The Tribute, titled “A Labor of Love – A Musical Tribute Honoring Lucky Tomblin,” will be held at the Texas Music Theater, 120 E.

Blues-rock singer Cee Cee James announces a July 17 release date for her new album, Blood Red Blues, produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines, on July 17. Blood Red Blues will be released on her own imprint, FWG Records, with international distribution by Burnside Distribution.Blood Red Blues is the fourth CD from the St.

Another classic soul-blues voice has been stilled with the announcement today of the passing of Severn Records artist, Lou Pride, who died in his hometown of Chicago last night (June 5) of natural causes while in hospice care. Pride had undergone numerous medical challenges for many years, having suffered several heart attacks and additional circulatory problems.

Judy A. Adams widow of Blues Legend Johnny Adams, has written a book about her late husband Blues Legend Johnny Adams, her book The Johnny Adams Story, New Orleans Famous Blues Legend, the music industry and more.

On the heels of playing his own national tour dates, Jon Cleary will join Dr. John’s (a.k.a. Mac Rebennack) Locked Down tour across the U.S. and Europe as a featured player in Mac’s band, The Lower 911.