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On the Beat with Marc Cazorla of the Record Company: Talks Inspiration and New Album

Hello, MD readers! Marc Cazorla of the band the Record Company. We are a Los Angeles-based trio that plays rock ’n’ roll inspired by some of our favorite artists from a multitude of genres. Our debut album Give It Back…

Jan 26, 2017

A Different View: Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. By Frank Maddocks by Will Romano   The last time I talked with Gary Clark Jr., it was over a decade ago and he was fitting a harp into a harmonica rack at Antone’s blues club, in…

Feb 19, 2016

Foghat's Roger Earl To Be Inducted Into The Blues Hall Of Fame

Foghat's contribution to classic rock will forever be great, as they penned such classic party anthems as "Slow Ride" and "Fool for the City," both of which remain rock radio standards to this day. But the group was never shy…

Aug 10, 2012

In Memoriam: Willie “Big Eyes??? Smith

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, one of the great practitioners of a true American art form, was lost to blues fans around the world when he passed on September 16, 2011. The harmonica player, drummer, singer, and composer, who gained international…

Oct 26, 2011

The Total Blues Drummerby Scot Little Bihlman

  BOOK/CD LEVEL: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE $19.99 It’s hard to imagine a more informative and fun blues drumming book than this one. It’s a celebration of the genre, from Memphis to Chicago to Texas. Bihlman starts with stick grip and…

Sep 5, 2011