Mary Gauthier Serves Up Slices Of Life's Dark Sides

Emerging singer/songwriter draws on hard — but interesting — experiences and delivers them with Louisiana flavorings.

Growling, Prowling John Lee Hooker Returns In Top Form

Legendary bluesman puts on tour de force at his own Boom Boom Room in first gig after some months off.

Koko Taylor: Queen For A Reason

'Gatemouth' Brown Delivers Hot Licks Despite Fighting Cold

76-year-old Texan puts on display of fiddle and guitar prowess at club show.

Review: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shannon Curfman Play Ageless Blues

Young musicians offer guitar pyrotechnics, soulful singing at San Francisco concert.

Guy Clark Serves Up Texas Songcraft

Troubadour joined by guitarist Verlon Thompson and fellow songsmith Terry Allen.

Review: Tracy Chapman Stretches Out Close To Home

San Franciscan takes some liberties with her songbook in Berkeley, Calif., show.

Review: Corey Harris' Country Blues Cross Traditional Boundaries

Picker's set brings multicultural elements into down-home blues mix.

James Cotton Blows Blues Away

Innovative virtuoso had to give up singing, but live performance shows his continuing mastery of harmonica.