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Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson Crafts Stunning Debut Album as Quadriplegic (Video!)

Comin' Home Rip-Snorting, Foot-Stomping Blues

Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson is about to release his first album, Comin' Home, as a quadriplegic. It's a rousing blues-inflected sound.

Ryan ‘Gooch’ Nelson is about to release his first album, Comin’ Home, as a quadriplegic. It’s a rousing blues-inflected sound.

Ryan “Gooch” Nelson, a New Jersey singer-songwriter, has done the impossible. A quadriplegic who was recently diagnosed with cancer, he’s conjured a rip-snorting, foot-stomping songs for his debut album Comin’ Home. It’s a tribute to anyone who’s undergone personal tragedy.

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B.B. King, the Heart and Soul of Mississippi Delta Blues, Dies at 89

Long Career Inspires Legions of Artists

B.B. King, who rose from humble roots to become king of the blues over his long career has died from complications related to diabetes. He was 89. (Photo: Publicity)

B.B. King, who rose from humble roots to become king of the blues over his long career has died from complications related to diabetes. He was 89. (Photo: Publicity)

B.B. King, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues worldwide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89.

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Johnny Winter, Blues-Rock Icon, Famed Guitarist, Dead at 70

Pioneered Blues-Infused Rock, Use of Synthesizer

Johnny Winter during is heyday in the 1960s and 70s. He died yesterday at 70.

Johnny Winter during is heyday in the 1960s and 70s. He died yesterday at 70.

Johnny Winter, known as much for has albino looks as his furious guitar playing, a pioneer of blues-infused rock in the 1960s and a Woodstock veteran, has died, according to his representative. He was 70.

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Jack White, in London, Head Bangs to Crashing Guitar (video!)

Rare Indoor Date on Tour Supporting New Album 'Lazaretto'

Jack White played a rare indoor date on his current tour last night (July 3) at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith in London, banging out hits, while head-banging on stage with his backing band.

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Zucchero Sojourn to Cuba Yields New Latin, Cuban, Tex-Mex Album

Manhattan Records Releasing Deluxe CD/DVD Version

Zucchero performing at  at Tate Modern in London last summer. His new album is inspired by his trip to Cuba.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Zucchero performing at at Tate Modern in London last summer. His new album is inspired by his trip to Cuba. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

When I heard that one of my favorite artists, Grammy-nominated Italian blues-rock singer Zucchero, had released a new album called La Sesion Cubana, produced by Don Was no less, I knew it was going to be a terrific project.

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Richie Havens, a Voice of Woodstock Generation, Dies at 72

Immortalized by the Iconic Music Festival in 1969

Richie Havens was immortalized at Woodstock in 1969.

Richie Havens was immortalized at Woodstock in 1969.

Richie Havens, who made his mark as a music legend in the muddy fields of Max Yasgur’s farm in upstate New York during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, has died of a heart attack at his home in New Jersey, his publicist said. He was 72.

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Shemekia Copeland Gives Her Gritty Blues a Spin on '33 1/3'

New Album Captures Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke

shemekia-copland-frontShemekia Copeland has released 33 1/3, a new album I’ve not been able to take off my player. She has already opened for The Rolling Stones, headlined the Chicago Blues Festival, shared the stage with Eric Clapton and even performed at the White House.

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Peter Gabriel's 'Secret World' Revisited on DVD, Blu-Ray

Music From 1993 Tour Still Resonates on Eagle Rock Release

Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live … from 1993 has been fully re-stored and remastered by Eagle Rock Entertainment, which has just released the famed tour footage on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s a fascinating viewing and listening experience.

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Adrian Niles Takes Gritty Memphis Blues to TV on F/X

Show Will Feature Two Songs Off Roll & Move Album

Musician Adrian Niles had just released his latest album Roll & Move, featuring the sublime single “Skylark,” when we last spoke with him. That was a year ago. Now his great songs being recognized, again.

BLUES

Etta James Retires With Final Album, The Dreamer

Etta James, the quintessential rhythm & blues vocalist, is set to release her final studio album, The Dreamer, before retiring from recording after an inconic 50-year career, the star announced today.

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Adrian Niles Crafts Gritty Memphis Blues Sound

Adrian Niles has been a regional sensation for years and is about to release his sixth album Roll & Move. Now that he’s opening for Traffic’s Dave Mason, his band will get a chance to raise the profile of its Memphis-style blues.

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Bob Dylan Early Years Showcased on Two New Albums

Bob Dylan fans are about to get another window into the artist’s early years with the release of a new bootleg series album of early recordings and a box set of Dylan’s first eight LP albums.

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Little Feat Founder Richie Hayward Dies of Cancer

Richie Hayward, co-founder of the Little Feat, an eclectic jamband that maintained a strong cult following throughout the decades, has died. He was 64.