Over the past few years, the people behind the Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival have done a fantastic job assembling a diverse, affordable music lineup that has something for fans of just about any genre. This year, for their 3rd Annual Festival, the fine folks at Patrick's Cabare ... More >>
Don't tell Minneapolis band the Fattenin' Frogs it's 2013; it would be a shame to break their hearts that the '60s folk movement has passed. Yet, that is exactly where their sound lives. The band's new single "Comin' Home" draws from the never-ending momentum of the banjo as much as the wistful soun ... More >>
ZZ Ward -- based in Los Angeles, by way of Roseburg, Oregon -- is lighting up the music scene at the moment with her version of blues meets soul. Ward's show at the Varsity Theater sold out in five minutes -- Operations Manager of the Varsity, Shayna Melgaard, was impressed that even her mom knew ... More >>
Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands
Going by the title of the Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival alone, it would appear that there would be something for everybody at the South Minneapolis music festival. And, when you dig deeper into the stellar lineup for the day, you will find that to indeed be true, as a great, eclectic mix of b ... More >>
After taking a year off to retool and regroup, the Deep Blues Festival is coming back to the Bayport BBQ in beautiful Bayport, Minnesota from June 29-July 1. The three day blues fest features over thirty musical acts from all points across the globe, as well as the feature film debut of "Put A Stamp ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenBlack Joe Lewis and the HoneybearsApril 3, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterIf I could only say one word about the Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears show, it would be "AWESOME." My faith in funk was restored; my passion for garage punk was reignited. Black Joe Lewis and his tight ba ... More >>
Penumbra Theatre at the Guthrie Theater
The historic Wilebski's Blues Saloon, which has had a somewhat tumultuous history at its location on Western Avenue North in St. Paul, reopened in a new location on Rice Street last Friday for a performance by Kim Wilson and the Blues All-Stars. The venue had been on Western Avenue since 1979 and ... More >>
Sure, Famous Dave's annual BBQ & Blues Festival is mostly about the music. And Saturday's performance lineup (at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, Nicollet and 11th) will feature a number of top blues acts, including Guitar Shorty, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, ... More >>
The eclectic festival brought in fans and musicians from all over the world.
Nathan Miller gets a second chance to get the brush-off by his idol
Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues
Duluth's Charlie Parr plays music for gamblers, bar-fighters, and ordinary eccentrics
Surveying the Katrina benefit albums
James "Blood" Ulmer resurrects the blues masterpiece
Doc-Maker Don McGlynn Draws the reclusive 'Spider' out of his web
Twin Cities blues icon Joel Johnson Dies at age 55
A melancholic Beck waxes fatalistic on 'Sea Change'
Caucasian rockers addicted to black blues. So-called siblings with an intimate past. Meet the myth of Detroit's White Stripes
With help from longtime fan Eric Clapton, legendary bluesman B.B. King has scored a Top 10 album. Any idea why?