Chicago Blues Fest Celebrates Alligator Records' 45th Anniversary / Otis Rush

33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival Features Headline Performances by Shemekia Copeland, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Curtis Salgado, Toronzo Cannon, Corky Siegel, Eddy Clearwater And All-Star Otis Rush Tribute

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Curtis Salgado’s THE BEAUTIFUL LOWDOWN Set For April 8 Release

Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist, songwriter (and world-class harmonica player) Curtis Salgado will release his new Alligator Records CD, The Beautiful Lowdown, on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Texas Blues Legend Long John Hunter 1931 - 2016

Internationally known Texas guitar legend Long John Hunter, 84, died in his sleep at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, January 4.

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Three Alligator Artists Receive Six Blues Music Award Nominations


On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, The Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 2016 Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. Three Alligator recording artists received a total of six nominations.

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Toronzo Cannon’s Alligator Records Debut Set For Feb 26 Release

Alligator Records has set a February 26 release date for The Chicago Way, the label debut for electrifying Windy City bluesman Toronzo Cannon.

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