XXI Century Blues - Present and Future of The Blues

Stuff You Gotta Watch

2017-10-17 17:12

SaRon Crenshaw - Blues Twice !

SaRon Crenshaw Blues Twice !   SaRon Crenshaw is a bluesman, guitar man, traveling man, showman. He performs Blues full time with bands, trio, as well as acoustic solo. His soulful vocal and amazing guitar work have left unforgettable impression with many.In the 70's and 80's he made his...


2017-10-05 17:57

The Cash Box Kings - Chicago Workers

The Cash Box Kings Chicago Workers Joe Nosek founded The Cash Box Kings in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001 and, since 2007, has co-led the band with the charismatic, larger-than-life vocalist Oscar Wilson. Over 20 years apart in age and coming from vastly different backgrounds, the two form an...


2017-09-12 10:43

"King" Solomon Hicks - They call him Little B.B.

"King" Solomon Hicks They call him Little B.B. Solomon Hicks twenty-two-year-old guitar prodigy and singer is known by some fans in Harlem as “King Solomon,” “‘lil B.B.” or “East Montgomery” - has been playing guitar for 16 years. He's now 22. Solomon got his start performing at Harlem’s historic...


2017-07-05 11:47

Jontavious Willis - The Third Day Of The Devil's Music

Jontavious Willis Young bluesman Jontavious Willis, born in Greenville, Georgia in 1996, plays all types of country blues: Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Gospel blues and he is equally adept as a fingerpicker, flat-picker and slide player. Jontavious Willis is an autodidactic multi-instrumentalist,...


2017-06-29 11:58

Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges - A Lick From Texas

Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges A Lick From Texas   Eugene Bridges is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. Born in 1963 in New...


2017-06-21 10:02

Noé Socha - Who's That Guy ?

  Noé Socha Who's That Guy ? Noé Socha is a guitar and harmonica player from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, and Blues musicians Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Noé has created his own signature sound. He...


2017-06-19 10:48

Mike Wheeler - Working Blues Hero

   Mike Wheeler Band "Self Made Man" Live at Kingston Mines, Chicago, IL, USA, April 13, 2017   Mike Wheeler Working Blues Hero Mike Wheeler (Michael Lewis Wheeler) was born in Chicago,IL on June 30, 1961. His music career spans more than 30 years. He played his first gig in 1984...


2017-06-14 11:22

Jason Ricci - Back To The Harp Hero

Jason Ricci Back To The Harp Hero Jason Ricci was born February 3, 1974 in Portland, Maine. In 1995 Ricci began his international music career by moving to Memphis to study with former Johnny Winter sideman Pat Ramsey. That same year Ricci won the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest and played the...


2017-06-12 12:01

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops - Under Dad's Advice

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops Shawn Holt is the son of Blues Legend Magic Slim (Morris Holt). The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that...


2017-05-21 10:41

Southern Avenue - Fresh Air From Memphis

Southern Avenue Fresh Air In Memphis While deeply rooted in the blues, the up-and-coming band – guitarist Ori Naftaly, vocalist Tierinii Jackson, drummer Tikyra Jackson and bassist Daniel McKee – explores soul, gospel, rock and even pop forms. Working with producer Kevin Houston (North...


2017-05-18 10:22

Alexis P. Suter - From The Soul Of A Woman

Alexis P. Suter From The Soul Of A Womam Born in Brooklyn, NY, Alexis P. Suter came from a strong musical background. Alexis is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of  North America and beyond. The Alexis P. Suter Band are on the...


2017-05-04 16:32

Danielle Nicole - A Velvet Heart, A Voice Of Gold

Danielle Nicole A Velvet Heart, A Voice Of Gold Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, who performs solo as Danielle Nicole, is a contemporary blues singer, songwriter, and bass player from Kansas City, Missouri. Raised in a musical family that included her blues musician father, Bob Schnebelen, she began...


2017-05-02 16:06

Victor Wainwright - The Legacy Of The Doctor

  Victor Wainwright The Legacy Of the Doctor Born in Savannah, Georgia, Victor was surrounded by a musical family as he emulated his dad’s vocals and Grandpa Jessie’s boogie-woogie piano playing. Though his career began more than a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk,...


2017-04-27 11:01

Marquise Knox - "The blues was passed to me through the blood"

Marquise Knox Marquise was born in 1991 in St. Louis while his mother was visiting family. They returned to their home in Granada, Mississippi, but moved back to St. Louis a couple of years later. Marquise still resides in St. Louis, but spends much of his time in Grenada and play the Delta’s...


2017-04-21 09:54

Selwyn Birchwood - The Happiest Guy

Selwyn Birchwood "The Happiest Guy" Selwyn Birchwood was born in 1985 in Orlando, Florida. He first grabbed a guitar at age 13 and soon became proficient at mimicking what he heard on the radio. But the popular grunge rock, hip-hop and metal of the 1990s didn’t move him, and he quickly grew...


2017-03-23 10:33

Jarekus Singleton - Eclectic Discharge

Jarekus Singleton   Jarekus Singleton was born into a family of church musicians and vocalists on July 11, 1984 in Clinton, Mississippi so hewas immersed in gospel music as a child. Jarekus began playing bass guitar at age nine in his grandfather's church band. He later switched to lead...


2017-03-22 11:54

Toronzo Canon - Hard Drivin' Man

Toronzo Cannon Hard Drivin' Man Toronzo Cannon was born in Chicago on February 14, 1968, and grew up in the shadows of the notoriously tough  Robert Taylor Homes. Theresa's Lounge, one of the city's most famous South Side blues clubs, was nearby. As a child, Cannon would stand on the sidewalk...


2017-03-20 10:06

Eric Gales : Back to The Experience

Eric Gales Back To The Experience     Eric Gales was born in Memphis on october 29, 1974. He released his first record at Age 16 to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine's Reader's Poll named Eric as “Best New...


2017-03-15 11:15

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Deep soul from a deep blues

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Christone “Kingfish” Ingram was born to in 1999. Exposed to the rich Gospel music emanating from his family’s church, combined with the Blues he heard being played by musicians in his Delta neighborhood, also learning at the Delta Blues Museum under the tutelage of...


2017-03-13 16:23

Quintus McCormick - Walking on the right way

Quintus McCormick   Born in Detroit in 1957 and fascinated by music and guitar all of his life, Quintus McCormick did not become “anointed” with the blues until about twenty years ago when he was playing in J.W. Williams’ Chi-town Hustlers band while earning his bachelor’s degree in...


2017-03-01 16:56

Mississippi Heat - Simply The Blues

MISSISSIPPI HEAT Pierre was born on October 13, 1952 in Israel of Christian-Belgian parenthood. However, shortly after his birth, Pierre’s family moved to Germany and France before going back to Belgium in 1957. By the age of 6, Pierre had already lived in three countries. The sound of the...


2017-02-24 14:10

Grady Champion - Blowin' the blues

GRADY CHAMPION   Grady Champion was born Oct. 10, 1969 and grew up on a farm in Canton, MS within a religious household. The youngest of his father’s 28 children, he joined his church choir at the age of eight and realized his passion for music. When he was 15, he and his family moved to...


2017-02-21 17:29

Ina Forsman - Delicious Surprise

INA FORSMAN Ina Forsman is a Finnish blues singer and songwriter based in Helsinki. A singer from a young age, Forsman initially caught the ear of renowned harmonica player Helge Tallqvist, who heard her compete on the inaugural season of The Voice of Finland when she was just 15. With her...


2017-01-23 18:01

Akeem Kemp - The future has come !

  AKEEM KEMP   If you are unfamiliar with Akeem Kemp, it is about time you get it. He is a young man from Morrilton, AR,  who is delighting audiences at every outing. He has released his second cd, "A Woman Needs Love" that is achieving US aficionados. Akeem Kemp is rapidly rising...


2017-01-17 10:21

John Primer - The Real Deal

JOHN PRIMER John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa's, Checkerboard and Rosa's Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John...


2017-01-09 18:59

Lurrie Bell - The Second Half Of A Dinasty

Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted. In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C....


2016-11-07 18:16

Tas Cru - Criticism, Eclecticism and Blues

TAS CRU (Rick Bates) Criticism, Eclecticism and Blues   Cru grew up in a very musical and generally unquirky family (except for him).  Unlike his talented brother and sisters, he did not pursue music in school.  A brief attempt to play the trombone abruptly ended after being...


2016-09-01 11:34

Corey Dennison Band - Pick A Guitar Lick

  COREY DENNISON BAND Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Corey Dennison spent a majority of his childhood moving about Tennessee and Georgia.  As a young boy, Corey heard the powerful, soulful sounds of the Blues on late night radio programs and recalls being captivated by the music. He...