Six Decades of R&B, Funk, and Blues
By Jim Trageser
For more than 60 years guitarist Arthur Adams has been playing gospel, blues, R&B, and funk, lending his chops to hundreds of recording sessions and dozens of his own releases. We explore the legacy of this underrecognized musician.
By Peter M. Hurley
Anne Harris is a force of nature. The Chicago-based artist combines her mastery of the violin, incredible dance moves, and deep musical knowledge into a stage show that fans rave about.
A Band of Brothers
By Bill Kopp
Canadian blues band the Blackburn Brothers trace their roots back to enslavement in Kentucky and an escape north along the Underground Railroad. The generational family band plays traditional blues and R&B with a contemporary take.
Let It Roll: Mississippi John Hurt
OKeh Records, New York City, December 21 and 28, 1928
By Jas Obrecht
Avalon, Mississippi’s John Hurt was always a bit of an anomaly in the blues. His gentle singing and finger-picked guitar sound were like nothing else to come out of his home state. One quick look at the output of his December sessions for OKeh Records and you can see why it is known as one of the most important and influential pre-war blues sessions of all time.
- New Releases: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, John Primer, and Robert Finley
- Reissues: Down Home Blues – Chicago, Dr. John, and Warren Storm
Breaking Out: Nat Myers
Cover photo by Anabel DFlux: Arthur Adams, November 2023.