Judith Black, New President

Judith Black, New President

The Blues Foundation AnnouncesJudith Black as New President & CEO Memphis, TN — The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Judith Black as its new President and CEO effective January 1, 2022. Black is co-founder and previously served as...
RIP Tom Gray of Delta Moon

RIP Tom Gray of Delta Moon

RIP Tom Gray of Delta Moon With a heavy heart and loss for words, I want to let you know that Tom Gray passed away last night at Emory Dekalb Hospital after a long and incredibly brave battle with cancer. Tom and I have been the copilots of Delta Moon for the last 20...
Best Self-Produced CD Chosen

Best Self-Produced CD Chosen

The ABS has selected the CD we will sending to the Blues Foundation for the Best Self-Produced CD Competition. We have chosen the CD put out by Hughes Taylor, Modern Nostalgia. Modern Nostalgia is the 4th studio album from Hughes Taylor and is his best yet. Recorded...
New ABS Gold Sponsor: Vista Vibes

New ABS Gold Sponsor: Vista Vibes

Welcome our new Gold ABS Sponsor venue,Vista Vibes Restaurant in Tucker, GA Vista Vibes Restaurant is a classy, roomy venue that provides great food, drinks, and live music. The menu features Southern inspired classics and chef inspired specialty items. They have a...
Blues Music Awards!

Blues Music Awards!

Get ready for the 2022 Blues Music Awards! All musicians are invited to submit their Blues recordings for consideration. Blues music released between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 is eligible for consideration for a 2022 Blues Music Award...
In Memoriam: Ike Stubblefield

In Memoriam: Ike Stubblefield

We are saddened to share the news of the loss of Ike Stubblefield. Our prayers, thoughts and condolences to his family, fellow musicians, friends and fans. Rest in Peace IkeIn Memoriam: Ike StubblefieldPublished on: June 21st, 2021 Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield...
Capote Family Needs Your Help

Capote Family Needs Your Help

Dear ABS Member, While watching the GoFundMe campaign for the Carlos Capote Family grow, and seeing the names of the 182 donors, it occurred to me that since our membership grows sometimes daily, we probably have a fair number of folks that may not be aware of their...
Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award

Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award

Congratulations to our long-time Musician Sponsor, Lola, for receiving the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award from the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation. Well deserved! Here’s what they had to say: Outstanding Artistry in Blues & Soul Music Lola (just...
Blues & Beyond: Garrett Collins

Blues & Beyond: Garrett Collins

Great article on our ABS Musician Sponsor Garrett CollinsBlues & Beyond: No Looking BackBy Hal Horowitz, Creative Loafing. After weathering the worst year in music, Garrett Collins prepares for his next act. Collins, who grew up in a musical family, discovered the...