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Larry Lisk from Tampa's WMNF-FM interviews Jarekus Singleton, whose new album Refuse To Lose will be in stores on May 6th.  Check out this up-and-coming talent and listen to the interview here

Two Alligator releases were featured in the USA Today Playlist for March 31st
Brotherhood, the new release from The Holmes Brothers AND Hornet's Nest from Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker are featured here

Brotherhood,
the new release from The Holmes Brothers, which will be in stores tomorrow, April 1st, was reviewed by The Chicago Tribune.  Read it here

JJ GREY VIDEO PREMIERE OF "THIS RIVER" - Floirda's JJ Grey, dubbed "The Swami Of Swamp Rock" by The Oxford American, and Academy-Award nominated actor and singer Danny Aiello star in a newly produced music video for "This River."  The song is the title track from JJ Grey & Mofro's 2013 Alligator release of the same name.  Relix.com premiered the video on March 5th.  You can check it out here.

Blues Hall of Famer, passionate vocalist and fiery blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker celebrates the release of his second Alligator release, Hornet's Nest, with a performance at Chicago's City Winery on March 1st at 8 PM.  Feature on Joe in the Chicago Sun-Times says "Hornet's Nest is proudly modern, designed to nest comfortably alongside anything from the Black Keys or Jack White's latest incarnation."

AMERICAN BLUES SCENE FEATURE ON JOE LOUIS WALKER! Joe's second Alligator release Hornet's Nest just hit the streets.  Read an in depth interview with Joe that touches on his history, influences, producers as well as a discussion of the songs on Hornet's Nest. Check it out here

Anders Osborne's "Send Me A Friend" is included on the official soundtrack for the Cinemax series Banshee. The song originally appears on his 2012 release Black Eye Galaxy.  Order your copy of Black Eye Galaxy today!

Jimmy Fallon, the guy who has dueted with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, President Obama and anyone else he wanted, chose Buckwheat Zydeco to kick off Friday’s final Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. Watch the video here and pick up Buckwheat Zydeco's Alligator release, Lay Your Burden Down here

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of Clinton, Mississippi's award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, 29-year-old Jarekus Singleton.  He is one of the brightest, most exciting young stars on the blues scene today. For the full story, see here



Tommy Castro Castro & The Painkillers' special performance at San Francisco's KFOG PlaySpaceon January 9th.  They premiered the title track from their upcoming Alligator release, The Devil You Know.  Listen here

The Blues Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2014 Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors.  Four Alligator recording artists received a total of 11 nominations.  For all the info on Alligator's nominations, see here

Howlin' Wolf: The Howlin' Wolf Story DVDHowlin' Wolf: The Howlin' Wolf Story DVD
This is the 90-minute Director's Cut (including 30 minutes of additional footage not in the theatrical release). A compelling portrait of one of the all-time greatest bluesmen, Howlin' Wolf includes an incredible collection of never-before seen footage.

Includes performances of How Many Years? (as introduced by The Rolling Stones on Shindig!), Smokestack Lightnin', I Am The Wolf, At The Bottom...


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Welcome to Alligator Records
When I created Alligator Records, the very first promo piece to promote that very first Hound Dog Taylor album was headed "Genuine Houserockin' Music." That became our slogan, and we wear it proudly today. "Genuine" because the music we record is deeply rooted in the blues tradition (even when it pushes the standard definition of blues) and is created by musicians who have honed their songs not on synthesizers in their bedrooms, but in front of real audiences, responding to the emotional needs of their listeners. "House" instead of "theatre" or "arena" or "stadium," because our music is ultimately intimate, even when it's big and loud. It's not meant to be presented. It's meant to be shared between the musicians and the audience, like everyone at Florence's shared the music with Hound Dog Taylor. And "Rockin'" because it's designed to move you. Most of Alligator's records will move your feet or your body, but we've tried to make records that will move that other part of your soul. Sometimes that can mean music that cleanses your inner pain by pulling it out of you, the "hurts so good" that is so special to the blues. And sometimes it just means the pure release and fun of musicians pouring their energy into a great groove.
-Bruce Iglauer


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RT @jlw_bluesifyin: Joe Louis Walker performed LIVE from the Bing Lounge in Portland for KINK-FM (4/17). Here is the second video... http:/…
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RT @jlw_bluesifyin: Tacoma News Tribune previews Joe Louis Walker’s show tonight (4/18) at Tacoma’s Jazzbones. “You’d be hard-pressed... ht…
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Holmes Brothers Show Love at the Ardmore Music Hall (4/12). http://t.co/WnsnlO8MTP. Includes slide show w/ 30 pics #bluesmusic #alligator
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