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Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments
2 years ago

Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments

Socially Sparked News’ Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. The self-proclaimed Southern Blues-Rocker with Georgia Roots is one of the busiest musicians around, on the road an average of [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
2 years ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]
Chicago Blues Festival Begins
2 years ago

Chicago Blues Festival Begins

Chicago Blues Festival begins today with three free days of exceptional blues music, festival activities and summer fun. This year’s music event has a new venue — Millenium Park— which …
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15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza
2 years ago

15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza

15 Music Festivals to Spark Your Summer Plans Sizzling hot summer music festivals are kicking into high gear. One week and counting before the holiday weekend - the official start to summertime fun. Whether you fancy indie-pop or rock; bluegrass and country; hip-hop or electric dance music, there is a festival for you. Here are [...]
Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away
2 years ago

Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away

Spotlight with Big Bill Morganfield Singer/songwriter Big Bill Morganfield is many things but foremost he’s a loving son and grandson who sings his Blues away to heal and remember his mom in his new song When You Lose Someone You Love Bloodstains On The Wall (Black Shuck Records). Big Bill Morganfield sings his blues away. [...]
Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?
2 years ago

Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?

Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Brooks (son of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks) and Chicago harp man Billy Branch Sweet home for Chicago Blues? Beginning to look a lot like reality. After plans and funds raised to house a Blues Museum at Chicago's historic Navy Pier fell through, the concept of a Blues museum for the city that [...]
Sunday Spotlight with Tinsley Ellis
2 years ago

Sunday Spotlight with Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis at The Iridium in NYC, January 2017. photo: Mark Raker Photography Tinsley Ellis on The Future of the Blues? We continue our Sunday spotlight interviews in the Blues Music category with a one-on-one sit down with Southern Blues-Rocker Tinsley Ellis. Socially Sparked News: There seems to be a resurgence and escalating interest in [...]
Travelin’ Man Tinsley Ellis Total Recall
2 years ago

Travelin’ Man Tinsley Ellis Total Recall

Travelin' southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis at the Iridium in NYC. photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Travelin' Man Tinsley Ellis' Total Recall tells the inside story of how his career began plus future predictions for the blues as a genre. The prolific southern blues-rocker is on top of his game today. But it wasn't always that [...]
Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
2 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity. "Empathy plus action equals solidarity" -- Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist That was a recurring theme from singer/songwriter and grassroots activist Billy Bragg during a Keynote Speech last week at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Billy Bragg Ignites The Folk Alliance Conference with impassioned keynote speech [...]
Nighthawks and Bob Margolin Get Muddy at Iridium
3 years ago

Nighthawks and Bob Margolin Get Muddy at Iridium

A Tribute to Blues Legend Muddy Waters is the order of the month. This week’s concert by the Nighthawks featuring Bob Margolin at New York City’s the Iridium ranks as one …
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The Original Hootchie Coochie Man of Modern Blues Lives On: Willie Dixon
3 years ago

The Original Hootchie Coochie Man of Modern Blues Lives On: Willie Dixon

The original Hootchie Coochie Man of modern blues – Rock ‘n Roll hall of famer Mr. Willie Dixon lives on through his music, his foundation and through Big Head Blues …
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