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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Chicago Bluesman Lil’ Ed!

Lil’ Ed (last name Williams) is the singer-songwriter and guitar-playing frontman for one of the last authentic Chicago blues bands, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. My wife Patricia and I met him on a Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line Now?” Blues Guitar Sensation Damon Fowler!

Damon Fowler is a sensational blues guitarist from Florida who performs solo as well as with fellow guitarist JP Soars and keyboardist Victor Wainwright in a great band named Southern Hospitality. My wife Patricia and I got to meet Damon … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? David Hidalgo of Los Lobos!

David Hidalgo is best know as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the group, Los Lobos. He’s also a member of the Los Super Seven and another group, Latin Playboys, that includes several other Los Lobos members. I snapped the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Atlanta Bluesman Tinsley Ellis.

Tinsley Ellis, an Atlanta blues singer and guitarist, founded The Heartfixers in 1981, and carried that band to regional fame before leaving for a solo career, releasing recordings with Alligator Records, the groundbreaking blues record label. His new album was … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? It’s Blues Singer Tommy Castro!

              Who’s reading The Dread Line, the latest in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels, now? It’s blues singer, song writer and guitarist Tommy Castro, who’s long been one of my favorites. We’ve … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Legendary Blues Musician Taj Mahal !!

Taj Mahal, the legendary blues singer, song writer, guitarist and harmonica player, is a two-time Grammy Award winner. My wife Patricia and I met him a week ago on a Blues Cruise in the Caribbean. To learn more about him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” It’s Music Sensation Shun Ng!

Shun Ng is young guitar player of uncommon skill and originality with a voice that Magic Dick describes as a cross between James Brown and Michael Jackson. Don’t believe it? Check THIS out. I first met him last fall on … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” Blues Singer and Guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks!

Ronnie Baker Brooks is one of the best young blues musicians in the business. I first saw him in person on a blues cruise last fall, and that’s when I snapped this picture.  You can learn more about him and … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers.” It’s Blues Legend Magic Dick!

Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, is best known as one of the founding members of the J. Geils Band. His brilliant harmonica playing on unforgettable cuts like “Whammer Jammer”  led The Rolling Stone Record Guide to proclaim him perhaps the … Continue reading

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Getting the Blues — And Loving It

Why the blues? Why are my wife Patricia and I drawn to music found at the bottom of a shot glass, the music of the scorned and shattered? Why do we end so many of our nights sipping something bitter … Continue reading

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