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Jul 30, 2014 — The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Dave and Phil Alvin have made their first full album together in nearly 30 years, a tribute to one of their early influences. "His persona was so big to me," Phil Alvin tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Jun 9, 2014 — With a lengthy list of collaborators, three Grammy Awards and an enormous amount of respect to his name, Keb' Mo' is one of the most decorated living blues artists. Here, he performs five songs.
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May 29, 2014 — One of America's foremost blues artists makes his 16th appearance on West Virginia's famous stage, playing songs by Tom Waits and Chuck Berry.
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May 27, 2014 — The New Orleans-based funk and jam band appear on West Virginia's most famous stage.
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May 27, 2014 — One of America's premier blues players brings his band to West Virginia's most famous stage.
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Feb 16, 2014 — Bluesman John Hammond was at a recording session in 1992 when a surprise guest arrived on the scene. His new live album, Timeless, includes the song he reaped that day and many others from his 50-year career.
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Jan 13, 2014 — Playful and unassuming, the nine members of Afro Blue seem like average college students. But don't let that fool you: They sing as one refined and powerful voice, perfectly blended and mature.
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Jan 3, 2014 — Leo Welch had played at picnics and parties and sang with a gospel group, but he didn't record an album until he cold-called a Mississippi record label. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the blues musician about his new release, Sabougla Voices.
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