Alligator Records Signs Moreland & Arbuckle

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of roots rock/blues band Moreland & Arbuckle. The self-described "roots and blues from the heartland" group (guitarist Aaron Moreland, harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby) will release their as yet untitled label debut -- produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, The Sword) -- in Spring, 2016.

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Alligator Records To Release All-Star Blind Willie Johnson Tribute Album


Alligator Records is proud to announce the first quarter 2016 release of God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson. The album (to be issued on CD and vinyl) features newly recorded versions of the iconic slide guitarist/vocalist's most seminal material. Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Cowboy Junkies, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Sinéad O'Connor, Luther Dickinson, Maria McKee, and Rickie Lee Jones all deliver deeply moving interpretations of Johnson's otherworldly "gospel blues" music.

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Smokin' Joe Kubek, 1956 - 2015

Master Texas blues guitarist Smokin' Joe Kubek died from a heart attack on Sunday, October 11, 2015. He was 58.

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Shemekia Copeland To Appear On NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday will air an interview and performance with singer Shemekia Copeland on October 10. Host Scott Simon talks to Copeland about her new CD, Outskirts Of Love, and her life as "a fresh, gripping roots music performer." (Wall Street Journal)

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Four Alligator Artists Win Blues Blast Music Awards

Blues Blast, the free internet blues magazine, announced the winners of the 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards at a ceremony held at The Fluid Events Center in Champaign, Illinois on Friday, September 25th, 2015. Alligator Records artists Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, and Selwyn Birchwood all received awards.

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