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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Freihofer Jazz Festival 2019

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The 42nd Annual Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY was held from June 28-20, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The broad spectrum of jazz was well represented. Well over 25 artists performed.

There was an unofficial opening on the 28th held at the Caffe Lena, a venue located in Saratoga Springs ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again

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This week the playlist includes new releases from vocalists Rebecca Dumaine, Chanda Rule, Amanda Ekery, harpist Brandee Younger, the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, clarinetist Anat Cohen and The Hot Sardines, with birthday shout outs to guitarist Memphis Minnie, trumpeter Valaida Snow, vocalists Dakota Staton, Boz Scaggs, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and pianists Hazel Scott and Mala Waldron, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rigas Ritmi 2017

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Rigas Ritmi Festival
Riga, Latvia
27 June-July 1 July 2017

Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well- known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

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To prove the point that one can go home again, Ruthie Foster returned to the small church in Caldwell, Texas, where she began, singing hymns in the choir, in search of inspiration for Joy Comes Back. For Foster, singing gospel and soul is a birthright, blues and country her second nature; the vast Americana musical landscape ...

Ruthie Foster: Singing The Blues

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Since releasing her first solo record less than a decade ago, Ruthie Foster has steadily gained momentum and respect within the music industry as a double threat singer/guitarist. With eight more albums in her discography, including the critically acclaimed The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music, 2007), she has risen to prominence in the Blues community, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alexis P. Suter Band at Gwynedd Mercy University

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Alexis P. Suter Band
Women in the Blues
Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA
February 7, 2014

A frozen night in Pennsylvania was made immensely warmer when the Alexis P. Suter Band took the stage at Gwynedd Mercy University in suburban Philadelphia. The bass-voiced blues diva electrified the crowd ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Harmonica Master Charlie Musselwhite to Perform in New Hope

Harmonica Master Charlie Musselwhite to Perform in New Hope

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite, touring in support of his Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, The Well, will perform live at The New Hope Winery in New Hope on Friday, May 4, 2012. The Well is an authentic slice of Charlie's deep blues roots with musical flavors from Mississippi to Chicago to California, including help on one song from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ruthie Foster's CD 'Let It Burn' Shipping Tuesday, January 31; Takes to the Road

Ruthie Foster's CD 'Let It Burn' Shipping Tuesday, January 31; Takes to the Road

2012 U.S. tour under way, with Grammy Museum webcast on street date and SXSW appearance. LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ruthie Foster celebrates the release of her new album, Let It Burn, on Tuesday, January 31 with an appearance that night at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum. The performance and interview there will be available to fans throughout the world on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ruthie Foster's New Album, "Let It Burn," Recorded in New Orleans with Special Guests, Expands Musical Boundaries

Ruthie Foster's New Album, "Let It Burn," Recorded in New Orleans with Special Guests, Expands Musical Boundaries

January 31 release on Blue Corn Music features Blind Boys of Alabama, soul legend William Bell, and songs by Adele, Black Keys, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash, The Band, Pete Seeger, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more. AUSTIN, TX: Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Charlie Musselwhite Celebrates New Release with Performances in Wilmington & Sellersville

Harmonicist/vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Musselwhite will give live performances at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on Sunday, February 13 and at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, playing as part of “Hot Tuna Blues on Tour" featuring Musselwhite along with Hot Tuna (Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Jim Lauderdale. Musselwhite will be performing ...