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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? Brilliant Blues Guitarist JP Soars!

JP Soars, who toured with heavy metal bands before coming home to the blues, has a unique playing style. I love his music. You can learn more about him by clicking here. I slapped this photo when my wife Patricia … Continue reading

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Why The Hero of My Crime Novels Loves The Blues

I’ve always loved the blues. When I was a teenager, and all the other kids were grooving to the Beach Boys and the Beatles, I was drawn to Muddy Waters—and to the Rolling Stones, whose music owed more to American … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Grammy Winner Tom Hambridge

Tom Hambridge is a blues solo artist and record producer who won a 2011 Grammy Award for writing and producing Buddy Guy’s album, Living Proof. You can learn more about Tom and his work here. I caught up with him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Mississippi Bluesman Theodis Ealey!

Theodis Ealey is a blues singer, guitar player and song writer who has performed with the likes of Little Milton, Johnny Clyde Copeland, the Blues Brothers, and the ‘legendary’ Charles Brown. He traces his love of music to a childhood … 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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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Blues Harmonica Legend Rick Estrin!

Rick Estrin is one of the best blues harmonica players in creation. His vocals fronting his kickin’ band, The Nightcats, are damned good, too. And he’s a brilliant songwriter to boot.  You can learn more about Rick and his music … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Blues Singer and Guitar Player Quinn Sullivan!

Quinn Sullivan first picked up a guitar when he was three years old. He was still a little boy when he showed up with his guitar at a Buddy Guy concert, and Buddy invited him onto the stage to show … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” It’s Buddy Guy’s Keyboard Player, Marty Sammon!

Marty Sammon was born and raised in Chicago, where he immersed himself in the local blues scene. He performed for five years with Otis Rush before hooking on as the keyboard player for the great Buddy Guy. You can learn … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Acclaimed Vocalist Marcella Simien!

Marcella Simien grew up in Lafayette Louisiana, the daughter of acclaimed Zydeco accordion player and singer Terrence Simien. As a young woman, she moved to Memphis and developed her own style, a unique blend of Creole, Memphis soul, and the … Continue reading

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