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...
ABS End of Year Donations

ABS End of Year Donations

Sadly, this year, the ABS will not be having our annual holiday party. One of the most joyous things we do every year at that party is to collect toys (lots and lots of toys!), and present them to the Marines for their Toys for Tots Program.  We encourage you to...
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...
New CEO of The Blues Foundation

New CEO of The Blues Foundation

President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia and former Executive Director of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Patricia Wilson Aden named new President & CEO of The Blues Foundation The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of...
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...
Welcome – New Friend of the ABS

Welcome – New Friend of the ABS

Welcome to our new Friend of the ABS, “Live Music Daily”We write what we see. Live Music Daily is a hybrid music news website that combines the interactive aspects of a music blog with traditional high quality news content. Our website immerses users in the live music...
R.I.P. Sterling Magee (aka “Satan”)

R.I.P. Sterling Magee (aka “Satan”)

Sterling Magee, Satan of the duo Satan & Adam, has died. There’s no easy way to say this, but perhaps you’ve already heard: after fighting COVID-19 to a draw, moving from the emergency room to intensive care to a regular hospital room and then...
New WABE “American Routes”

New WABE “American Routes”

WABE 90.1 FM Announces New Weekend ProgramAmerican Routes, Sundays at 7 pmThis two-hour program is hosted by Nick Spitzer, a folklorist and professor of anthropology at Tulane University. American Routes brings “a broad range of American music – blues...
Sandra Hall is Still “Empress”

Sandra Hall is Still “Empress”

BLUES & BEYOND:Atlanta’s ‘Empress of the Blues’ retains her crown.Sandra Hall’s triumphant half century singing blues and soul Check out Hal Horowitz’s excellent article about our own Honorary Lifetime Member Recipient, Sandra Hall, a legend in Atlanta Blues...