| Dec 10, 2011
When Howlin' Wolf romped through "Wang Dang Doodle" or thundered in "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," the snarling guitar that accompanied him belonged to one of the greatest bluesmen to pick up the instrument: Hubert Sumlin.
The cry of Sumlin's guitar ...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:59 PM
Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:02 PM
Get ready for some foreplay with Slow Burn Burlesque! Sick and Sexy is a decadent taste of the sinful and outrageous entertainment. Acts will include an insane stilt walking and acrobatic duet with special guest Scarlett Rose of the March Fourth...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:33 PM
September 16th and 17th, 2011
The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans
Through hell and high water, the Ponderosa Stomp has spent the last decade bringing icons of American music back to the stage, shining a spotlight on the architects of songbooks that are part...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:04 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott, over the course of two albums and countless live shows, has earned a solid reputation on the national blues scene. She's not a star yet, but Scott has impressed blues fans in Baltimore, Chicago and elsewhere.
| Apr 25, 2011
| 7:52 AM
"Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott is using her clout in national blues circles to bring attention to some of Hampton Roads' top musicians. Yesterday (Feb. 27) and today (Feb. 28), Scott has been in the studio producing a recording that links top local...
| Nov 26, 2011
On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
| Jan 16, 2012
If there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:59 AM
When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...
| Dec 28, 2011
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...