Greg Nagy: Northern Deep Fried Blues

Greg Nagy is well aware of the Blues and the wide swath it cuts. It’s path can be traced from the Mississippi Delta up through Memphis, to St. Louis and eventually ending up in Chicago.  There are traces of all these places in Greg’s life and therefore in his musical interpretations of the Blues he […]

The 411 in 15: Memphis IBC Sampler Plate – Music That Is

What a great time we all had in Memphis at the IBC’s – truly a remarkable event that EVERY blues fan should attend at least once in their life. Music everywhere on Beale Street, just like back in the day. Blues ringing out of each club and venue – all styles and forms, electric, acoustic, […]

Dion The Wanderer Comes Home to The Blues: Part One

By Don Wilcock “Sometimes white guys are trying to get inside the blues. Blues guys are trying to get out.” Dion Di Mucci makes profound statements like that in a Bronx accent that he delivers in a drawl that is the vocal equivalent of a mixed metaphor. It’s as though he were a Bronx borough […]

The 411 in 15: Scottie ‘Bones’ Miller

Scottie – how did you wind up playing with Ruthie Foster Band ? — I met Ruthie while I was touring as Bo Diddley’s keyboardist. Ruthie came and played The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis (my home town), shortly after that tour and she asked me to join them. I did 4 shows there and […]