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Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism
2 years ago

Anti-War Album Project Sparks Retro Activism

By  •  Music, Advocacy
The Home Ground anti-war album project sparks Retro Activism this week thanks to the efforts of Dutch composer, arranger and musician Stephen Emmer with the album release. In a world constantly in conflict over land, religion and race, the Home Ground Project aims to raise the global consciousness by resurrecting a lost musical genre of [...]
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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Spotlight Shines on Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon
2 years ago

Spotlight Shines on Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon

Bad Ass Blind Music Man Raul Midon. Photo by: Blair Allen. The Spotlight shines bright on bad ass blind music man Raul Midón these days. Blind at birth, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is the first to describe himself as such. But, it wasn’t always this way. Recently, we caught up with Midón to get the [...]
News of Gregg Allman’s Death Hits Hard
2 years ago

News of Gregg Allman’s Death Hits Hard

News of Gregg Allman’s death hits hard for fans and friends of the legendary Southern Rocker. Allman (69) died peacefully Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Co-founder of the …
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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 [...]
Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock
2 years ago

Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock

Eliot Lewis Born to Rock Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. Currently on tour with Hall and Oates plus solo gigs in between, the busy rock star takes five to chat on life at mom's house and her influence on his career. Born to rock, Eliot Lewis chats about growing up in his mom's [...]
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. [...]

Trailblazing Musician Mavens Send March Out Like Lionesses

March may have come in like a lion, but these Trailblazing Musician Mavens sent the month of March out like lionesses. This was clearly evident at The Iridium last month …
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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 [...]
Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism
2 years ago

Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism

Chicago is getting total satisfaction with Exhibitionism, the next stop on the Rolling Stone’s U.S. Tour of its interactive exhibit. New Yorkers have through Sunday, March 12th to experience the …
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Trailblazing Working Musician Mamas Inspire Women
2 years ago

Trailblazing Working Musician Mamas Inspire Women

Allison Russell with daughter Ida Mauve on stage with Birds of Chicago Trailblazing Working Musician Mamas Inspire Women That They Can Do it All! March is Women's History Month and this year’s theme honors Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. Its the month where we honor women and their accomplishments. Touring working mama musicians clearly [...]
Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings
2 years ago

Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings

Legendary acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber's wind beneath Paul McCartney's WINGS blows mighty fierce. This two time Grammy®-Winner and lead guitarist in WINGS has been busy traveling to promote his new CD released today, =LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles< along with his recent Book, GUITAR WITH WINGS: A Photographic Memoir. He flew into the Big [...]
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 [...]
Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
2 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy plus action equals solidarity is the Socially Sparked quote of the week.

“Empathy plus action equals solidarity” — Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist

Activism is the …
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Farewell Princess Leia a/k/a Carrie Fisher
2 years ago

Farewell Princess Leia a/k/a Carrie Fisher

Farewell Princess Leia a/k/a actress Carrie Fisher. Of course, The Force is with you.

We are hearbroken at the devastating news of iconic actress Carrie Fisher’s passing today. Our thoughts go …
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Down to the Roots Deep in Muddy Waters
2 years ago

Down to the Roots Deep in Muddy Waters

 

 

We’re getting down to the roots deep in Muddy Waters with award-winning guitarist/vocalist Bob Margolin for a crystal clear picture of the man, his music and his vision. …
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Happy Holidays from Socially Sparked News
2 years ago

Happy Holidays from Socially Sparked News

Happy Holidays From Our Sparks To Yours

Happy Holidays from our Sparks to Yours. SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS. Real News Driven by Sparks covers the people, places and causes who Socially …
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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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