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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? 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? 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 “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 Bluesman Tommy Castro!

Fifteen years ago, while visiting Chicago, my wife Patricia Smith and I wanted to take in some live music at one of the city’s remaining blues clubs. We checked the listings and learned that The Tommy Castro Band was appearing … 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?” 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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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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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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