Artists in the News

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band Pull Into Melbourne

The difference four months can make in the life of a touring band can be monumental. And band is a key word here. Since seeing them last in late December, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band have grown and morphed into the sort of outfit where they finish each others musical thoughts and read one another effortlessly.

Nathan Williams on KOGM 107.1 Mustang

Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas to Parc International on March 18th. Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas have been touring the world for more than 30 years and they’re coming back to Lafayette for a hometown performance!

“I am so excited to Perform Downtown Alive! in my home town. It’s been a while, but we gonna rock!,” said Nathan Williams.

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin featured in No Depression

“I really put everything I have into making it, no compromise or short-cuts,” Bob Margolin says of his latest, My Road. It's his musical autobiography, an insider's look at a career spanning four decades, during which he's associated with some of the greatest names in blues, including his seven years with Muddy Waters.

Nathan Williams - Fast and Furious

Zydeco is a genre of folk music that requires stamina, soul, and no small amount of talent to succeed in. Anyone who has heard this soulful brand of music performed live knows just how easy it is to get swept up in the beat and carried away by the rhythm.

EXCLUSIVE: Blues Legend Bobby Rush Premieres New Track From Upcoming Box Set

Mississippi-based blues legend Bobby Rush has performed with icons such as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and many, many more. With over half a century of blues, soul and funk cuts under his belt from more than 20 labels, Omnivore Recordings is proud to release a new, comprehensive box set: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush.

The Nighthawks Invite You to a "Back Porch Party" with Their New CD Release, Coming April 21 on EllerSoul Records

The Nighthawks Invite You to a Back Porch Party with Their New CD Release, Coming April 21 on EllerSoul Records

America’s Seminal Roots Music Band Continues to Deliver the Goods

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