The guitarist from Niger is known for opening ears and minds with his virtuosic desert blues. For his new album, “Deran,” he returned to Africa.
The musician’s new album, “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” is his second release fully steeped in jazz. His favorite thing about it: “the spontaneity.”
The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.
“Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” is a loving tribute to the bluesmen Willie Smith, Hubert Sumlin and Joe Willie Perkins.
The blues guitarist, one of the genre’s most promising talents, has turned to soul, rock and country on her new album.
The avant-garde vocalist looks back at her nearly 40-year career as she releases two new albums.
Known for his intense guitar solos and his raspy but strong singing voice, Mr. Brooks said the blues didn’t come naturally to him at first.
Mr. Cotton worked on his own, and with stars like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, but he treasured his apprenticeship with Sonny Boy Williamson most.
This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of somber truths and a gesture of protest against them.