The 42nd Annual Blues Music Awards

The 42nd Annual Blues Music Awards

The 42nd Annual Blues Music Awards (BMAs) program will be presented as a virtual event on June 6, 2021 starting at 5 p.m. EDT. The world is invited to watch the celebration, which will be live-streamed on The Blues Foundation’s Facebook page and its YouTube channel....
Beyond Blues: Born Under a Good Sign

Beyond Blues: Born Under a Good Sign

Great article on our ABS Honorary Lifetime Member William Bell. Beyond Blues: Born Under a Good SignRecent National Heritage Fellow William Bell’s well never runs dry.By Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing. Even if William Bell hadn’t just been named as a National...
Great news for ABS Musician Eddie 9V

Great news for ABS Musician Eddie 9V

Great news for our ABS Musician Sponsor Eddie 9V Ruf Records is proud to announce the signing of Eddie 9V! Keep an eye out for a new album May 28! All his life, Eddie has acted on instinct. At the tender age of 15, this old soul turned away from the...
Bobby Rush Wins a Grammy

Bobby Rush Wins a Grammy

Congratulations to Bobby Rush who won Best Traditional Blues Album for “Rawer than Raw” and to Fantastic Negrito who won Best Contemporary Blues Album for “Have you Lost your Mind Yet?” at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Also Congratulations to Jimmy...
Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield

Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield

Check out this great article about our 2020 Honorary Lifetime Member, Bill Sheffield. Blues and Beyond: Six Degrees of Bill Sheffield.Fifty-plus years on the blues fringes hasn’t diminished the Atlanta veteran’s enthusiasm for the music he loves. By Hal...
Act Now to Save our Stages

Act Now to Save our Stages

Time is running out to Save our Stages The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. This is our final push to Congress and there...
The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The ABS Blue Flame Fund

The Blue Flame Fund is an ancillary fund of the Atlanta Blues Society (ABS), funded specifically for the purpose of helping local musicians and other members of the Atlanta blues community that are in need.  Established in 2010, the Blue Flame Fund was originally...
RIP Frank Robinson Jr., aka “Scrap Iron”

RIP Frank Robinson Jr., aka “Scrap Iron”

RIP Frank Robinson, Jr., aka”Scrap Iron”March 24, 1951-November 6, 2020 From the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise: It is with Deep Sadness and Sorrow to report that the LRBC Family lost a Major Friend, Colleague and Member this week. Our beloved emcee...
R.I.P., Mojo Morganfield

R.I.P., Mojo Morganfield

Singer Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, has died at 56 JOSEPH “MOJO” MORGANFIELD: APRIL 14, 1964 – DECEMBER 10, 2020 Singer Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, a son of blues legend Muddy Waters, died Thursday morning, according to his publicist...