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...
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...
The ABS Blues Video of the Week

The ABS Blues Video of the Week

Here’s a little something to keep you entertained while you shelter… We are going to be posting a legacy Video of the Week – of Atlanta blues artists, performing live, some shot at our Atlanta Blue Challenges over the years, and some from our monthly meetings. Some...
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...