The self-dubbed “modern blues woman” collaborated with the National’s Aaron Dessner on “Silences,” an album that takes on love, death, the devil and a woman’s self-determination.
On his third major-label studio album, the singer and guitarist finds an outlet for seething anger in a genre with historical resonance and emotional depth.
Mr. Rush was part of a circle of late-1950s performers whose music heralded a new era for Chicago blues and influenced a generation of rock musicians.
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.