| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:04 PM
It's summer, and as dependable as hot weather, fresh vegetables and thundershowers is an abundance of music festivals.
There are three in the area this week, offering a wide variety of tunes:
•The 18th annual Black Potatoe Music Festival...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Howlin' Wolf shouted and moaned like a man large enough to whip any demon. But this blues hero also possessed incredible control, and in the 1960s and '70s he relied on saxophonist Eddie Shaw's arrangements to support his unmistakable voice.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Hampton History Museum slips into a bluesy mood this evening as Bobby "BlackHat" Walters stops by to perform as part of the museum's Front Porch Music Series.
Here are more details:
Bluesman Bobby ‘BlackHat’ Walters...
| Aug 5, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS — The blues bug has chomped down on Robert Martin Walters and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, a pair of talented local teenagers.
Watch them jam together on a rollicking blues classic like "Messin' With the Kid," and you might assume...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The great flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell moved to Chicago – and launched her international career here – in 1990.
More than two decades later, in August of 2011, she left the city for California, yet it's still impossible to think of...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The look on William "MoBetta" Ledbetter's face told the story. When he stepped into the administrative office at Kecoughtan High School Thursday afternoon, 17-year-old, guitar-playing blues musician was anything but blue.
There were hugs, smiles, laughs...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:09 AM
What amounted to a local music festival commandeered the Ghent section of Norfolk Tuesday night as The Veer Local Music Awards were presented at the Naro Expanded Cinema and after-parties raged into the night at nearby bars.
Hampton's Fuzz Band was...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Organizers of the Hampton Block Party have made a change to the entertainment for Saturday's season launch. Blues singer Jackie Scott has been replaced by Blues Empacts, Mojo Collins and Herbie D and the Dangermen.
Scott had to reschedule her...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott was surprised with an affectionate tribute at the Hampton Taphouse on Wednesday night.
Organized by Newport News resident Denise Mallonee, the event attracted many of Scott's fans, friends and fellow musicians in what...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Jackie Scott, a Norfolk blues singer who has been involved with youth Blues Camps in Chicago in recent years, said that the concept will come to Hampton this summer.
"My trip to Chicago was a success!" she wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. "Just got...
| 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 ...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Tickets to the Inaugural Blast Furnace Blues Festival, Sept. 16-18 at ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem next week will be sold buy-one-get-one-free Saturday at the ArtsQuest Center, officials just announced. The offer will be good on...