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Today’s Blues Music News – Feb 27, 2019 – Click to view each blues music news story in a new window.

RIP Mike Ledbetter

Mr. Ledbetter was a 2019 Blues Music Award nominee in two Blues Foundation categories, vocalist of the year and “B.B. King Entertainer. Read more by clicking the link above.

Music Monday: Thornetta Davis is up for a Blues Music Award

When Thornetta Davis sings it is clear that she’s doing what she was meant to do. She has that rare abillity to communicate emotion while carrying a note, and that was on display during her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on this week’s Music Monday, on Live in the D. Click the Headline for more.

Chris Thomas King continues to define the blues by his terms

“It’s official,” King says in the post. “The blues is no longer an African-American music genre. … I no longer fit the Grammys’ criteria for blues.” Click the headline to read more!

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Current Living Blues top 10 radio chart for January 2019

  1. Kentucky Headhunters, Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair, Alligator
  2. Benny Turner and Cash McCall, Going Back Home, NOLA Blue
  3. Chris O’Leary, 7 Minutes Late, American Showplace
  4. Paul Oscher, Cool Cat, Blues Fidelity
  5. Gaye Adegbalola, The Griot, Hot Toddy/Vizztone
  6. Bloodest Saxophone, Texas Queens 5, Dialtone/VizzTone
  7. Walker/Katz/Robson, Journeys to the Heart of the Blues, Alligator
  8. Linday Beaver, Tough as Love, Alligator
  9. Ina Forsman, Been Meaning to Tell You, Ruf
  10. Walter Trout, Survivor Blues, Provogue
  11. Willa Vincitore, Choices, Building
  12. Dee Miller Band, Leopard Print Dress, DMB
  13. Watermelon Slim, Church of the Blues, NorthernBlues
  14. Fiona Boyes, Voodoo in the Shadows, Reference
  15. Seth Rosenbloom, Keep On Turning, SR
  16. Vin Mott, Rogue Hunter, VM
  17. Big Al and the Heavyweights, World Full of Trouble, EllerSoul
  18. Buddy Guy, The Blues is Alive and Well, Silvertone/RCA
  19. Billy F Gibbons, The Big Bad Blues, Concord
  20. Bobby BlackHat, Put on Your Red Shoes, BBH
  21. Knickerbocker All-Stars, Love Makes a Woman, JP Cadillac
  22. Tomislav Goluban, Chicago Rambler, Spona
  23. Kevin Burt, Heartland & Soul, Little Village
  24. Teeny Tucker, Put on Your Red Dress Baby, TeBo
  25. Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones, Complicated Mess, EllerSoul


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Blues Music News List of important Blues music charities

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

Hart Fund – Blues Foundation

Blues in the Schools – Blues Foundation

Keeping The Blues Alive

Music Maker Relief Foundation – Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

Can’d Aid Foundation | Oskar Blues Charity

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