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10 Acts To See At This Year’s Blues Festival

Be you a new recruit to the blues or someone who lives and dies by its many forms, there’s a great cross-section of acts at this year’s Calgary International Blues Festival.

To help you sort through the lineup, we asked producer Cindy McLeod her thoughts on 10 of the acts who will be around this weekend.

Guitar Shorty

Moreland and Arbuckle featured in Twoj Blues Magazine

The readers of “Twoj Blues” voted Moreland & Arbuckle “Best Band Of the Year 2013 / International” in their annual poll. The guys received their award during their show in Kraków, Poland, in March.

Top 10 (Non-Traditional) Blues Guitarists by Blues Blast

Congrats to Samantha Fish, Aaron Moreland of Moreland & Arbuckle, and JP Soars and Damon Fowler of Southern Hospitality!

Bobby Rush Featured in Chicago Blues Guide

Grammy-winning blues songwriter Abrahamson celebrates Bobby’s nomination with a nostalgic remembrance of “Chicken Heads” and its impact on the genre


by Terry Abrahamson

Bobby Rush Featured on USA Today's Grammy-nominated Playlist

Playlist: Lucy Hale, plus 10 Grammy-nominated tracks

Brian Mansfield and Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY 
4:40 p.m. EST January 6, 2014

USA TODAY music critic Edna Gundersen highlights 10 intriguing tracks from artists nominated for Grammy Awards at the 56th annual show (Jan. 26, CBS, 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT).

Tim Langford featured in Blues Blast Magazine

This isn’t Tim Langford’s first rodeo.

Fact is, he’s been around the fairgrounds plenty of times since the mid-80s, so you can bet he’s become intimately familiar with the routine after an album’s release. You give it a couple of weeks to be worked back-and-forth across the palette of your fan base and then you take a quick peek at the Billboard charts to see just how your newest offspring is being received.