Living Blues #254 March/April 2018


Warner Williams and Jay Summerour

It Gets Right Into Your Soul

By Frank Matheis

One of the last great east coast blues duos, Warner Williams (age 87) and Jay Summerour do it the old school way.


James “Boogaloo” Bolden


By Rod Evans

Given his nickname “Boogaloo” by B.B. King because of his non-stop dancing on stage, James Bolden was the bandleader for King for his last 21 years. Bolden now fronts his own band and continues to keep the legacy of King alive in the B.B. King’s Blues Band.

Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges

I Got Tired of Being Ignored

By Scott M. Bock

Louisiana-born, former Houston resident, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges had to leave the United States to get the recognition he deserved and has now become a blues citizen of the world.

Belton Sutherland

Burn Down the White Man’s Barn

By T. DeWayne Moore

Camden, Mississippi native Belton Sutherland never recorded any records, but he was filmed performing a handful of remarkable country blues songs by John Bishop, Worth Long and Alan Lomax. We explore this bluesman’s rare story.

Record Reviews

  • New Releases by: Johnny Tucker, Bettye LaVette and Vance Kelly
  • Reissues by: Clarence Carter, Dave Bartholomew and Ru-Jac Records


Blues News

Artist to Artist with Mike Ledbetter

Breaking Out with Roosevelt Collier

Book Reviews

2018 Living Blues Festival Guide


Radio Charts


Cover photo by Bibiana Huang Matheis

Caption: Warner Williams (right) and Jay Summerour, 2017.



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