Saturday, February 14, 2015
By John Burnett
He formed his first dance band in 1960, and adopted the pious nickname Deacon on the suggestion of a mischievous drummer. Now 73, Moore is one of the city's most beloved musicians.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
By NPR Staff
For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
By Ann Powers
They might seem dusty, almost mystical or supernatural, but the vibrant songs on this three-disc set come from a a golden age of gospel that set the path for rock and roll.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The son of the "King of Zydeco" took over the Red Hot Louisiana Band after his father passed away. Hear the band's fiery set from the XPoNential Music Festival.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist reflects on his long musical career and his new book of photos. And young New Orleans rocker Benjamin Booker performs in the Soundcheck studio.
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