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Vocalist and keyboardist Art “Poppa Funk” Neville passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 81. Art was a founding member of funk legends The Meters and The Neville Brothers and was instrumental in shaping the New Orleans funk sound.

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With the Juke Joint Festival, a Mississippi city aims to lose its economic blues

In Mississippi’s Clarksdale, the heart of the rural Delta, a celebration of the blues has been drawing thousands of fans to the area for the past 16 years. Click the Headline for more.

‘Revival: The Resurrection of Son House’ at Geva a world premiere about a legend

The story of Son House, a legendary and pioneering Delta blues artist who ended up living in Rochester, at long last has taken stage. Geva Theatre Center’s production of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, on stage through June 2, has all the ingredients to be a crowd-pleaser. Click the headline to read more!

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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for May 2019

  1. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram,  Kingfish, Alligator
  2. Cash Box Kings,  Hail to the Kings, Alligator
  3. BB King Blues Band,  The Soul of the King, Ruf
  4. Savoy Brown,  City Night, Quarto Valley
  5. Grady Champion,  Steppin’ In: A Tribute to Z.Z. Hill, Malaco
  6. Harpdog Brown,  For Love & Money, Dog House
  7. Jimmie Vaughn,  Baby, Please Come Home, Last Music Co.
  8. Albert Castiglia,  Masterpiece, Gulf Coast
  9. Texas Horns,  Get Here Quick, Severn
  10. Forty Fours,  Twist the Knife, Rip Cat
  11. Nancy Wright,  Alive & Blue, VizzTone
  12. Sugaray Rayford,  Somebody Save Me, Forty Below
  13. Fruteland Jackson,  Good as Your Last Dollar, Electro-Fi
  14. Southern Avenue,  Keep On, Concord
  15. Mighty Mike Schermer,  Bad Tattoo, Finedog/VizzTone
  16. Joanne Shaw Taylor,  Reckless Heart, Silvertone/Sony UK
  17. Keb Mo’,  Oklahoma, Concord
  18. Heather Newman,  Rise from the Flames, VizzTone
  19. Terry Robb,  Confessin’ My Dues, NiaSounds
  20. Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers,  Pay the Price, Azuretone
  21. Tullie Brae,  Revelation, Endless Blues
  22. Duke Robillard Band,  Ear Worms, Stony Plain
  23. Jontavious Willis,  Spectacular Class, Kind Of Blue
  24. Big Jack Reynolds,  That’s a Good Way to Get to Heaven, Third Street Cigar
  25. Billy Branch & The Sons of the Blues,  Roots and Branches – The Songs of Little Walter, Alligator


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