The older you get the more you start to understand your own mortality. It may sound silly, but I started to realise my own as the albums of my youth started to be referred to as the “classics” from yesterday. In recent years though - especially the last 18 months - an even scarier and more real reflection of my stage of life has come with the passing of many of my teen idols. We've lost a heck of a lot of musical heroes in recent times and today comes news that we've lost ano
Alligator Records recording artist and AirPlay Direct Member, Curtis Salgado adds three new Blues Music Award statues to his already impressive collection of awards and honors. AirPlay Direct is proud of Curtis, and pleased to see his work professionally honored. This is an amazing piece of art… he deserves it!
Soul and R&B singer Curtis Salgado, whose latest CD, The Beautiful Lowdown, was called "an essential gem" by Blues Music Magazine, received three awards: Soul Blues
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) An amazing gathering of musicians joined music business professionals and devoted fans on May 11 to honor the best in blues for the past year. The Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee transformed into a joyous blues party during the 38th annual Blues Music Awards as The Blues Foundation shined the spotlight on the remarkable work created by the night's honorees. Bobby Rush not only picked up an Album of the Year victory for Porcupi
The Blues Foundation's 38th Annual Blues Music Awards (BMA's) were held Thursday night at a packed Cook Convention Center, and for those few hours, a kind of blues utopia materialized in downtown Memphis. First and foremost, it was a utopia for blues fans of all stripes, with performances by luminaries old and new keeping everyone moving and “rattling their jewelry” at the gala event. But it was a utopia as well for the performers and others in this niche of the music industr
St. Louis is getting a first look at some rare blues photographs in a traveling exhibition opening this weekend at the National Blues Museum. “The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive: Blues in Review” showcases largely unseen images that originated in Sepia, the classic African-American magazine. The Fort Worth, Texas-based publication by George Levitan ceased operation in 1983. St. Louis is the first city where “Blues in Review” will be seen; museum visitors can view the exhibit in