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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...