Rick Estrin & The Nightcats' GROOVIN’ IN GREASELAND Set For August 18 Release

Wildly fun, musically fearless blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will release their new Alligator Records CD, Groovin' In Greaseland, on Friday, August 18.

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Selwyn Birchwood Releases First Video From New CD, PICK YOUR POISON

Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Selwyn Birchwood has released the first video from his new CD, Pick Your Poison, for the song Guilty Pleasures. The video, depicts Birchwood happily sinking into the depths of decadence (but with a surprise ending!).

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Five Alligator Artists Nominated For 11 Living Blues Awards

Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2017 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Five Alligator Records artists received a total of 11 nominations. Toronzo Cannon received four, Shemekia Copeland, Curtis Salgado and Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials each received two nominations. Marcia Ball received one

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Marcia Ball Named 2018 Texas State Musician

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 legendary pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball will be named an official 2018 Texas State Musician by the Texas State Legislature.

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Curtis Salgado Receives Three Blues Music Awards


Soul and R&B singer Curtis Salgado, whose latest CD, The Beautiful Lowdown, was called "an essential gem" by Blues Music Magazine, received three awards: Soul Blues Album Of The Year (for The Beautiful Lowdown), Song Of The Year (for Walk A Mile In My Blues) and Soul Blues Male Artist of The Year. 

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