blues

The Double Door Inn’s, Charlotte’s longest running live music venue hosted its last concert on Monday. The Monday Night All-Stars played to a sold-out crowd as people packed the small club to bid farewell to the 43-year-old venue. Actually, most of the shows were sold out for the last week as longtime fans and others […]

Clay, known for blues songs like "Trying to Live My Life Without You" and "The Only Way is Up," died after suffering a heart attack

Bassist and vocalist Kevin Jenkins brings Rock & Roll back to its roots, where it once lived with Blues and Soul on the back porches…

The passing of blues legend B.B. King has left musicians and fans in mourning, honoring him on social media, and praising him for his nearly…

HBO's Lucinda Martinez talks about Solange and Janelle Monae's surprise music tour and why we're celebrating Bessie Smith's work today.

Angie Fisher‘s debut powerful, bluesy track, is the song that arrests your attention immediately as she belts her first note. “I.R.S.” is a song about something…

Fans of legendary blues artist B.B. King were less than thrilled with his performance in St. Louis this past weekend. The show is said to…

juke (of West African origin, akin to Wolof dzug, to live wickedly) – a roadside drinking establishment that offers cheap drinks, food and music for dancing, often blues music.

Music can tell a story, assuage our sorrows, provide blessing and redemption, and express a soul’s sublime and powerful beauty. It inspires us daily, giving voice to the human spirit. For many, including the African-American community, music unites individuals through a shared heritage. During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of African-American singers, composers, and musicians, as well as their indelible contributions to our Nation and our world.