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Toronzo Cannon by Joe Rosen

2016 Pennsylvania Blues Festival

Photos by Joseph A. Rosen and Martin Goettsch  They should rename it “the candy store festival” said a fan, amazed by the quality of the (“all killer, no filler”) acts and … Read more


AMA Highlights: Martin Sexton at City Winery

Martin Sexton more than made up for a somewhat lackluster Saturday night at the Americana Music Association’s Annual conference. Mightily armed with a guitar and his spectacular vocals, Sexton delivered … Read more



Photos by Ehud Lazin AC/DC’s “Rock Or Bust” Tour finally made it to Madison Square Garden after a bumpy year for the band. The gig was originally scheduled for early … Read more

Bobby Rush

High Voltage at the High Watt

Photos by Arnie Goodman Certainly among the most seasoned professionals at Americana Fest–or anywhere else for that matter–Bobby Rush could give youngsters very important lessons in crafting a show. Rush’s … Read more

Marcus King

The Marcus King Band

Photos by Lou Montesano The Marcus King Band is a six-headed musical monster led by Mr. Marcus King, a young guitarist and singer-songwriter from Greenville, South Carolina. King also happens … Read more

Nikki Hill leads her band through a performance of "Oh My"

San Diego Blues Festival

On a grassy field tucked between San Diego’s Seaport Village and Convention Center, hundreds of blues fans lined up beneath a cloudless sky, listening to the music of Big Jon … Read more

Alex White of White Mystery by Zooey Jolivet


I was the first and loudest to scoff at the enterprise of adult summer camps—no doubt a commercial ploy, meant to lure Millennials into living up to our least savory … Read more