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...
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...