| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Spoken-word proto-rap artist Gil Scott-Heron's new album, "I'm New Here," opens and closes with an unexpected sample: Kanye West's "Flashing Lights." The juxtaposition of one of America's most notorious polemecists speaking over such an unabashedly...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchantsâannual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, his longtime friend B.B. King, considered one of the most successful and influential blues singers of the 20th century, praised Bland not just for the blues...
| Jun 14, 2009
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Power Travel: How to Arrive with Your Dignity, Sanity, and Wallet Intact
In the not-so-distant past, travel was supposed to be an adventure, an experience that people looked forward to with anticipation,...
| May 1, 2011
The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special.
On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:10 PM
DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS, 96
Delta blues singer, guitarist
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the once-itinerant Delta blues singer and guitarist who late in life won two Grammy Awards, died Monday of congestive heart failure.
Such was his longevity that, as a...
| Aug 30, 2011
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:34 AM
Holy mackerel. The Oxford American’s annual music issue is always good, but this new one -- number 13 -- is a staggering piece of work. Possibly the best-ever stocking stuffer for the music nerd in your family. (It’ll pretty much fill up a...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Blues in its most elemental form will once again step into the spotlight at Thomas Nelson Community College later this month.
The 11th edition of the Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival taking place Saturday, March 31, will feature blues historian and...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:20 PM
A lazy, soul-funk version of “Come On In My Kitchen” kicks off 100 Years of Robert Johnson, the new album by the Big Head Blues Club, an offshoot of the Colorado-based band Big Head Todd and the Monsters that adds, oh, just a few musicians you...