Rest in Peace, our Lola Gulley

Rest in Peace, our Lola Gulley

We at the ABS are heart broken to report that our own long time Musician Sponsor, Lola Gulley, has passed. Lola has been a fixture in the Atlanta blues scene for a long time and was always ready to help out with our monthly gatherings and special events. She held...
Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

Blues Hall of Fame 2020 InducteesThe Class of 2020/2021 Inductees include Billy Branch, Eddie Boyd, Syl Johnson, Bettye Levette, George “Harmonica” Smith, Victoria Spivey. See the full list of inductees and bios here: Hall of Fame Inductees The 2022 Blues...
43rd Blues Music Awards Nominees

43rd Blues Music Awards Nominees

The 2022 Blues Music Awards are coming up (May 5, 2022) in Memphis. This will be the 43rd year for these awards, and the Nominees are… B.B. King Entertainer of the YearTommy Castro Eric Gales Mr. SippJ.P. Soars Sugaray Rayford  Album of the...
IBC 2022 Has Been Rescheduled!

IBC 2022 Has Been Rescheduled!

BACK ON BEALE The Blues Foundation Board of Directors has annouced the dates of the re-scheduled International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The new dates for the 37th International Blues Challenge are May 6-9, 2022. Please note that the weekly schedule is slightly...
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...