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  • Little Victor to present two energetic shows

    Little Victor to present two energetic shows
    If you dig Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, you're going to hate Little Victor, an untamed maverick whose raw, primitive sounds are the utter antithesis of the contemporary blues model. The offbeat singer-guitarist, who appears at Burbank's Joe's Great American and Viva Cantina this week, eschews the genre's prevalent trend for streamlined six-string virtuosity in favor of wild shouting, stabbing guitar and heavy, almost hypnotic, rhythmic repetition.
  • Dave Specter and Otis Clay partner up for SPACE show

     Dave Specter and Otis Clay partner up for SPACE show
    What happens when an ace Chicago blues guitarist meets up with a scorching Chicago soul singer? Fire meets fire. You can hear it on the key tracks of Dave Specter's deeply satisfying, jazz-tinged new album, "Message in Blue" (on Chicago's Delmark...

    Blues singer having huge year to be headliner at ArtsQuest festival

     
    A singer and harmonica player who won big at this year’s Blues Music Awards will perform at ArtsQuest’s revived Blast Furnace Blues Festival, which has been set for a three-day run in early February, a concert website says. Curtis Salgado,...

    REVIEW: Blast Furnace Blues festival at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem starts with 'uplifting' night

     
    “It’s Friday night,” Lehigh Valley blues guitarist/singer Mike Dugan said from stage at the Blast Furnace Blues festival at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem. “That means it’s time to lift a glass and listen to the blues.”...

    Hubert Sumlin dies at 80; guitarist shaped Howlin' Wolf's sound

    Hubert Sumlin dies at 80; guitarist shaped Howlin' Wolf's sound
    When Howlin' Wolf romped through "Wang Dang Doodle" or thundered in "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," the snarling guitar that accompanied him belonged to one of the greatest bluesmen to pick up the instrument: Hubert Sumlin. The cry of Sumlin's guitar &#...