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Paul Oliver, a British academic who wrote some of the first scholarly studies of blues music in the 1950s and 1960s, which helped spur a worldwide renewal of interest in the music, and who was also a prominent architectural historian, died Aug. 15 at a nursing center in Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England. He was 90. Read more by clicking the link above.
LAPORTE — Guitarist Toronzo Cannon headlines the LaPorte County Blues Festival at 8 p.m. CDT Saturday at the amphitheater at Fox Park on Truesdell Avenue. The festival begins at 2 p.m. with the Shake & Chill Band, followed by P.T. and the Cruisers at 4 p.m. and The Mike Wheeler Band at 6 p.m. On tour in support of his latest album, “The Chicago Way,” Cannon, who drives a bus for the Chicago Transit Authority when he’s not on tour, performs original blues music inspired by the everyday experiences of people today and powered by his blistering guitar playing and soul-baring vocals.
His other albums include “My Woman,” “Leaving Mood” and “The Conqueror Root.”
Musicians breathe new life into Ann Arbor’s iconic blues festival
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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for August 2017
- Cash Box Kings, Royal Mint, Alligator
- Andy T Band, Double Strike, American Showplace
- Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator
- Karen Lovely, Fish Outta Water, KL
- Chuck Berry, Chuck, Dualtone
- Taj Mahal & Keb Mo, TajMo, Concord
- Sonny Landreth, Recorded Live In Lafayette, Provogue
- Doug MacLeod, Break The Chain, Reference
- Linsey Alexander, Two Cats, Delmark
- Monster Mike Welch And Mike Ledbetter, Right Place, Right Time, Delta Groove
- Joe Bonamassa, Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening, J&R Adventures
- Willa, Better Days, Building Records
- John Primer & Bob Corritore, Ain’t Nothing You Can Do!, Delta Groove
- Kilborn Alley Blues Band, The Tolono Tapes, Run It Back
- Gina Sicilia, Tug Of War, Blue Elan
- Delta Wires, Born In Oakland, Mudslide
- Janiva Magness, Blue Again, Blue Elan
- Dani Wilde, Live At Brighton Road, Vizztone
- Coco Montoya, Hard Truth, Alligator
- John Lee Hooker, Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest, Vee-Jay/Concord
- North Mississippi All-Stars, Prayer For Peace, Legacy
- Billy Flynn, Lonesome Highway, Delmark
- Johnny Ray Jones, Feet Back In The Door, Moondogg
- Bobby G & C. Grant Jr. & Midnight Rockers, Still Standing, Third Street Cigar
- Catfish Keith, Mississippi River Blues, Fish Tail
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