| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Despite forecast scattered showers today and Thursday, it looks like the inaugural Blast Furnace Blues festival this weekend — it starts Friday at SteelStacks in Bethlehem — will have great weather. But if it doesn’t, ArtsQuest has a...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The opening night of the new Blast Furnace Blues Festival at SteelStacks was just that – a blast. Never before has Musikfest Café looked more like its intended vision: With Eddie Shaw and The Wolf Gang on stage, it became......
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Terra Restaurant & Bar in Hampton is launching a set of free, weekly blues performances by local acts. Called the Blue Monday Blues Blast, the series is set to begin Monday, July 25, with a show by Jackie Scott and the House Wreckers.
Music will last...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 ...