Interview: Jarekus Singleton

Two years ago at the International Blues Challenge I had the good fortune to meet a young bluesman out of Mississippi. We chatted and hung out and as the week went along I became a fan of not only his music but him as a person. We spoke about life’s road and music and perception vs. reality – […]

Shun Kikuta – Shogun of the Blues

Shun Kikuta, accomplished musical artist, classically trained but drawn to the Blues. His story is an interesting one, many roads but they all lead back to the Blues. He was kind enough to speak with me at length from Taiwan about his body of work, his trials and joys and how he came to work […]

Matt Schofield Interview: Happily Bringin’ the Blues To You

I met with Matt Schofield after his incendiary show at the Big Rib BBQ & Blues Festival in Rochester, NY. An extremely talented performer and friendly, open person. We sat and chatted about all sorts of stuff from electronic pipes for smoking cessation to acceptance at home and abroad as a blues band. A very […]

Four Days of BBQ & Blues: It’s Almost Enough !

With Rochester, NY in the midst of a heat wave many were hoping for it to cool down, not I. Ya see, I love the heat and what it brings to this town. Besides short skirts and cut off jeans, it brings to town the Big Rib BBQ & Blues Festival – four days and […]