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...
COVID-19 Blues Musician Relief  

COVID-19 Blues Musician Relief  

“Your support of the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund will help us provide direct support to blues musicians whose livelihoods have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Resources will help protect blues musicians from loss of...
Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The following have been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for 2020: BETTYE LAVETTE, SYL JOHNSON, VICTORIA SPIVEY, EDDIE BOYD,GEORGE “HARMONICA” SMITH, BILLY BRANCH, AND RALPH PEER MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The 14 honorees of The Blues...
The 2020 Blues Music Awards

The 2020 Blues Music Awards

Hope you all were able to watch the livestream of the 2020 Blues Music Awards. It was an excellent production and went off without a hitch, you should be able to still view it on the You Tube Channel if you missed it. And here are the results: BB King Entertainer of...
Healing Properties of the Blues

Healing Properties of the Blues

A new book by Sandra Jean Foster (aka Sana Blues)The timeless nature of the exercises in this workbook allows them to be used endlessly for self-improvement, for practice with client systems or for professional presentations. The overview of the Blues Problem-Solving...
Killer Blues Headstone Project

Killer Blues Headstone Project

News from Killer Blues Headstone Project From : Killer Blues Headstone Project: killerblues.net104 headstones have been purchased! We have funding for the next 2 headstones but have 30 more in need.  • That means we still need to raise $20,000 • In 2018...
Bricks for Blues

Bricks for Blues

Are you up for your shot at Blues Immortality? Every once in a while a stellar opportunity comes along for those of us that will never be nominated, let alone win a BMA,  win the IBC or have our name on the marquis of the Orpheum Theater in Memphis. Several years...
Blind Willie’s Rebirth

Blind Willie’s Rebirth

Blind Willies Blues Club in Virginia Highlands is an Atlanta icon showcasing legendary blues bands for over 32 years. Hundreds of local and national blues greats have left their mark on this historic stage. Years of loyal fans and regular patrons have also contributed...