Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on January 5, 1895. One of four children of George Nevills and Louise Price Nevills. At about the age of eight, started playing her older brother’s…Read more


Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge singer/songwriter of Americana music. A powerful voice that helps give his songs that edge, especially when he’s playing live. He has a new album out on May 20th, 2017. There’s also a…Read more


Shuggie Otis – Live

Born in Los Angeles, California, Otis is the son of rhythm and blues pioneer, musician, bandleader, and impresario Johnny Otis and wife Phyllis. The name “Shuggie” (short for “sugar”, according to his mother) was…Read more


Music From 2016

Looking back at the music from 2016, it’s fair to say, there’s been an awful lot of great music published this year despite the horrendous loss of so many musicians. Who can forget the…Read more

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, often referred to as the ‘Godmother of Rock and Roll’ was born and raised in America. Singer, songwriter, guitar player and recording artist, she was a pioneer of the blues attaining…Read more


Watermelon Slim Plays Hendrix

Watermelon Slim A watermelon farming, hell-raisin’, Mensa genius guy named Bill Homans a.k.a. Watermelon Slim and everybody went “Who dat man?” Suddenly he was the next big thing. The new blues messiah had risen…Read more