Living Blues features California bluesman Kirk “Eli” Fletcher

Living Blues Issue #271 features California bluesman Kirk “Eli” Fletcher who fell in love with the guitar early and has spent his entire life following that passion. From the church to the blues stage, Fletcher is now one of the brightest lights in the blues. Phoenix-based Lucius Parr may not have followed a common path in the blues but

Living Blues looks forward to next generation of the blues

Living Blues #269 (November /December 2020) concludes the 50th Anniversary celebration with a look forward at the future of the blues with the “Next Generation of the Blues” special issue. At age 38 multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons has spent the last 15 years taking a deep dive into the roots of African American music eager to

Latest Living Blues profiles ‘Kingfish’

 Living Blues #268 (September/October) continues our 50th anniversary celebration with a deep dive into the Mississippi Delta blues scene of today. Cover artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, at age 21, may be the most exciting artist in the blues right now. We profile another 24 Delta blues artists with a broad sweep across styles and instruments.

Thacker Mountain Radio celebrates 50 Years of Living Blues magazine

    Written by Martha Grace Mize Event Details When: Saturday, Sept. 12, broadcast at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and 9 p.m. on Alabama Public Radio; rebroadcast Thursday, Sept. 17 on local station WUMS 92.1 Author: Diane Williams, author of “The Life and Legacy of B.B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon” Guest Musicians: John Wilkins

Living Blues continues 50th anniversary celebration

Living Blues #267 (July/August 2020) continues our 50th Anniversary Celebration. South Dallas bluesman Tutu Jones burst onto the scene as a hot, fresh young guitarist in the 1990s. Things didn’t necessarily work out as planned over the next two decades, but Jones has never given up. A little older and a lot wiser, now he

Living Blues magazine turns 50!

Today, Living Blues #266 (April/May 2020) publishes their special 50th Anniversary issue, and the largest issue in nearly a decade. For this issue they revisit 21 of the past cover artists to see where life and the blues have led them. The artists featured include Bobby Rush, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Johnson, Robert Cray, Lil’ Ed

Living Blues begins 50th celebration

Living Blues #265 (February/March) begins the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Living Blues. Eighty-eight-year-old Leon Blue has had a remarkable, though mostly under the radar, musical career. Through run-ins with Bob Wills, recording with Lowell Fulson, and touring with Ike Turner and Albert Collins, Blue has seen it all. Chicago club stalwart Smilin’ Bobby

Living Blues features Eric Bibb and music festival guide

Living Blues #260 (April/May 2019) features bluesman Eric Bibb on the cover. Eric Bibb’s music is rooted in the American blues tradition, but the scope of his vision is expanded by his world travels and musical partnerships. California bluesman Mike Henderson is a true Renaissance man. His artistic skills are wide ranging. A musician, filmmaker