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Solomon Burke

Aretha may be the Queen of Soul and B.B. is the King of the Blues, but Solomon Burke’s moniker stuck in two genres. Crowned “The King of Rock and Soul” […]

Joshua Redman

On March 6th, the House of Blues features Joshua Redman, a young man whose best-selling 1994 MoodSwing album established him as the rarest breed in the jazz world. He is […]

Boozoo Chavis

These days, talking with Boozoo Chavis — whose 1954 single “Paper in My Shoe” has been called the “first-ever zydeco hit” — is like talking to Muhammed Ali and Little […]

Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is excited. Her new Telarc release, Fanning the Flames, (which was recorded in Louisiana at Dockside Studios) has just debuted on Billboard’s Blues charts in the good company […]

Geno Delafose

At 25 years of age, Geno Delafose is one of the few second-generation zydeco musicians to find himself following successfully in his father’s footsteps. Yet not only has he followed […]