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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues

Read "Walter Trout: Thriving With The Blues" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I considered using the word surviving, instead of thriving, in the title. However, as you will see, Walter Trout has done much more than “just survive" his real life blues. Trout speaks candidly about his struggles and near fatal experience with liver disease and the ensuing transplant. He also spoke with humor, vigor, and a renewed ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

Jazz & Blues Florida April 2013 Magazine Posted

The April 2013 online edition of JAZZ & BLUES FLORIDA has been posted at JazzBluesFlorida.com as a new easy-to-read format with a soundtrack from the month’s featured artist. The articles are all previews of local and touring artists with upcoming performances throughout Florida. Along with the ezine, the site offers comprehensive listings of live jazz and blues music in clubs, concerts ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars: Schwenksville, PA, August 19, 2012

Read "Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars: Schwenksville, PA, August 19, 2012" reviewed by Wade Luquet

The Voices of the Wetlands All-Stars
Philadelphia Folk Festival
Schwenksville, PA
August 19, 2012

The farmland northwest of Philadelphia is a long way from the swamps of Louisiana, but the two came together for a good cause at the 51st annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, PA. Closing out the Saturday evening set at the ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Steve Bailey Named Chair of Berklee's Bass Department

Berklee College of Music announces that Steve Bailey has been named chair of the college's Bass Department. Bailey, six-string fretless bass pioneer, educator, and author, begins his tenure this summer. He succeeds Rich Appleman, who retired in May 2012 after holding the position for 40 years. A partial list of Bailey's extensive recording and performance credits ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tab Benoit: Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit

Read "Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Louisiana-born guitarist and singer Tab Benoitis from so deep in the wetlands that it's almost all ocean. Hailing from Houma, the seat of Terrebonne Parish, Benoit has indisputable bayou bona fides and the exposure to that musical and cultural melting pot called the Gulf Rim that comes with it. Telarc's Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Tab Benoit Compilation from Telarc/Concord Coming April 3

New Tab Benoit Compilation from Telarc/Concord Coming April 3

In a career of more than two decades, blues guitarist/vocalist Tab Benoit has generated an impressive body of work—every note of it rooted in the rich and centuries-old musical and cultural traditions of his native Louisiana. While his earliest recordings and performances may have established him as a genuine blues musician, his ever-expanding body of work ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tab Benoit - Medicine (2011)

Tab Benoit - Medicine (2011)

Since his 1992 debut Nice And Warm, you always know exactly what you'll get from a Tab Benoit record: honest, rough-and-ready electric blues with a dash of Cajun seasoning, soulful bayou ballads and a two-step or two thrown in for good measure, In many ways, that can sum up Benoit's new offering, Medicine, too. I'm still waiting ...

NEWS: EVENT

New Orleans Jazz Musicians Perform at G-20 to Highlight Climate Change in Pittsburgh

New Orleans Jazz Musicians Perform at G-20 to Highlight Climate Change in Pittsburgh

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSICIANS PLAY BEFORE G-20, DRAW ATTENTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Tonight, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
9:00 PM to 12 Midnight

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh
117 Sandusky St.
Pittsburgh, PA PITTSBURGH, PA -- The music and culture of New Orleans took center stage at the Andy Warhol Museum ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2009

Read "New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2009" reviewed by Gary Firstenberg

If you want to experience music as wide and as deep as the mighty Mississippi River, it is best to go right to the source. In the lush surroundings of the oldest horse racing track in The Big Easy, the 40th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrated a diverse assortment of music, and provided ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tab Benoit: Brother to the Blues

Read "Brother to the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tab Benoit can always be counted on to release solid Creole blues recordings. That special mix of the Mississippi Delta and Louisiana deep bayou is what makes Benoit stand out from an ever-burgeoning population of blues artists. He capitalizes on this fact by giving his road band a vacation and taking on Louisiana's Leroux as his ...