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The Yardbirds

In addition to their six Top 40 songs, The Yardbirds will long be remembered as having produced the top three English blues-based guitarists of the ’60s: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page! Depsite their relatively brief career together, the … Continue reading

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Toronzo Cannon

Throughout the history of Chicago blues, the intensely competitive local club scene has served as a proving ground, where only the best musicians rise to the top. Iconic blues artists from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Koko Taylor to … Continue reading

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Molly Hatchet

In the early 1970’s a new form of music was emerging in the south. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined as the phrase “Southern Rock.” The … Continue reading

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy revived big-band music for the ’90s and beyond. BBVD concentrated on the swinging days of the ’40s and ’50s, borrowing some of the Rat Pack lingo in addition to the zoot suits that cloaked each bandmate. … Continue reading

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Southside Johnny

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among … Continue reading

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The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Their style can best be described by their first album … Continue reading

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America

The year 2016 marks the 46th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their … Continue reading

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The Wailers

The history of the Wailers during Bob Marley’s lifetime is well known. Their music has sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. This was … Continue reading

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Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only … Continue reading

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John Mayall

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues.” In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records, and has since been … Continue reading

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