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...
Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled

Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled

Atlanta Blues Challenge Canceled for 2020 The Atlanta Blues Challenge is the Atlanta Blues Society’s competition to choose who will represent us in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN, which usually takes place in January (currently scheduled for...
ISC 2019 Winners Announced

ISC 2019 Winners Announced

International Songwriter Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2019 winners. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the amazing songwriters who entered ISC! Below are the winners in the Blues Category. For a complete list of winners, go to:...
Summer Update from Delta Moon

Summer Update from Delta Moon

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. The times just keep getting stranger, but I’ve got to tell you the weather here is beautiful. The sky is blue. The birds are singing. We also have a pandemic, economic disaster and violence in the streets. It’s almost as the old hymn...
William Bell Nominated by the NEA

William Bell Nominated by the NEA

We are very excited and honored to announce that William Bell, our 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership Recipient, has been selected as a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. June 23, 2020Washington, DC—As part of the National Endowment for the...
Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday to WRFG!

Happy Birthday WRFG!WRFG 89.3FM: A Community Resource Marks 47 Years On Air! For almost five decades, WRFG has proudly been “listener-sponsored and supported” because the great majority of our operating budget comes from individuals just like you....
The Blues Foundation Statement

The Blues Foundation Statement

“This moment of grief can also be a moment of purpose.”– Brittany Packnett Cunningham The Blues is an African American art form, originally created as an artistic expression and response to the oppression, dehumanization, and hatred this population had to endure. The...
2020 Independent Blues Awards

2020 Independent Blues Awards

The 2020 Independent Blues Awards nominations are now in and ready for you to vote on. We do things a bit different than other awards in that we give you the opportunity to explore and experience artists and music you may not be familiar with. In order to maximize you...
GABBAfest 2020 Postponed

GABBAfest 2020 Postponed

The year 2020 has sure been a strange one, wouldn’t we all agree? Who would’ve thought that the world would be threatened by a pandemic which has affected so many lives, and our way of life? It has been a life-changing experience for many folks, whether through...