Artists in the News

CJ Chenier Inducted into the Port Arthur Gulf Coast Hall of Fame!

Five men with Southeast Texas connections were voted for permanent inclusion into the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Thursday, including a musician; the owner of a legendary Texas blues club; an historian and preservationist; and two elite basketball players.
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Museum director Tom Neal listed the five as:

Otis Taylor featured in Living Blues Magazine #256!!

Check out BMA Artist Otis Taylor's feature in this months publication of Living blues Magazine. Here is a brief synopsis and a link to the website is below!

"Otis Taylor - The Heart Is a Muscle Used to Sing the Blues"
By Frank Matheis

Michelle Malone- Video Release!!

Soulful Georgia artist Michelle Malone is just another case that proves there's something special in the water in Georgia as the state seems to birth stellar soul singers at a rate faster than just about anywhere else. Malone has made her name by blending Americana, rock, blues, and soul into a potent mixture that makes for highly affecting music all powered by her glorious voice.

Christie Lenee- Guitar Player Magazine

Christie Lenée won the prestigious international fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas last fall, and she got high praise from our April cover artist Tim Reynolds. So when we saw Lenée had a gig scheduled at a new acoustic venue near GP’s California headquarters, a trip to see the troubadour was in order.

Michelle Malone- 'Just Getting Started' Video Premiere!

Michelle Malone’s new album, Slings and Arrows, presents nine blue-infused, soulful originals along with a cover of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” on which she is joined by Shawn Mullins.

Tim Reynolds- Guitar Player Magazine

Tim Reynolds is a multi-faceted maestro with an extraordinary understanding of what to play when in a given situation. He spends his electric string time ripping in his progressive power trio TR3, and playing lead for the Dave Matthews Band.

Bernard Allison #2 in Blues Bilboard Charts the Week of Feb 17th!

Bernard Allison has officially hit #2 on the Blues Billboard chart for the week of Feb 17,, 2018 for his album 'Let It Go'.

Make sure to check out the American Blues Scene to get their full review of the album and hear the title-track of the album here:

JAREKUS SINGELTON: Duluth News Tribune Review

The leisure boat count was high on the water behind the Bayfront Blues Festival main stage Saturday afternoon.

More than 25 watercraft bobbed in the sunshine: sailboats, a couple yachts, a large pontoon loaded with people and a speedboat flashing a blue stripe with a flotilla of women relaxing behind it on air mattresses.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Nightwhawks 'All You gotta Do'

This venerable band is marking its 43rd year with vocalist/harmonicist Mark Wenner as its only remaining original member. Back in 1983, they headlined a blues festival I promoted in their hometown of Washington D.C. At that time guitarist Jimmy Thackeray was fronting the band and they centered on hardcore blues—lots of Muddy Waters tunes.

USA Today: Zydeco Wine, new show in William's future

When Jeff Landry wanted to get a party started at his 20-acre vineyard near West Monroe, he’d call Nathan Williams in Lafayette. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas helped draw 1,000 people per show to the vineyard’s outdoor concert series for the last five years.

Landry figured if Williams could make people get happy feet and dance, he could make them even happier and drink wine.