Wendell Holmes Enters Hospice, Writes Open Letter To Friends And Fans

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, penned an open letter to his friends and fans as he entered hospice care.

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Wall Street Journal To Premiere MEET ME IN BLUESLAND On May 25

On Monday, May 25, The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog will host the world premiere of Meet Me In Bluesland, a previously unreleased 2003 recording by Grammy-winning Southern blues-rockers The Kentucky Headhunters with pianist Johnnie Johnson, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

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Jarekus Singleton Launches New Website, Announces Spring Tour

Fast-rising young blues star Jarekus Singleton -- whose 2014 Alligator Records debut CD Refuse To Lose won him countless new fans and piles of critical praise -- launches his new website,, on Tuesday, May 26

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Three Alligator Artists Receive Five Blues Music Awards


Elvin Bishop Wins Album, Song And Band Of The Year. Selwyn Birchwood Wins New Artist Album Of The Year. Marcia Ball Wins Piano Player Of The Year.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop To Appear On CONAN on May 11


Blues guitar master Elvin Bishop -- newly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- will appear on TBS' CONAN on Monday, May 11. The legendary guitarist will sit in with Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band for the duration of the show.

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