Charles "Little Charlie" Baty: July 10, 1953 - March 6, 2020

Master guitarist Charles "Little Charlie" Baty -- known worldwide as a fearless blues musician -- died on March 6, 2020 of a heart attack in Vacaville, California. He was 66.

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NPR Music Premieres New Song From Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

On Monday, February 10, 2020 NPR Music is exclusively premiering Empty Promises, the hair-raising new recording from rising star blues guitarist and vocalist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Fresh off a Grammy Award nomination for his 2019 Alligator Records debut, Kingfish, Ingram officially releases his blistering version of Empty Promises on Friday, February 14.

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Shemekia Copeland Appears On PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND This Sunday, Jan. 26

Award-winning blues, soul and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland will be featured on the nationally televised program PBS NewsHour Weekend on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

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Roomful Of Blues Set To Release IN A ROOMFUL OF BLUES On March 13

Roomful of Blues, the world-renowned, horn-powered, houserocking blues band, will release In A Roomful Of Blues on Friday, March 13, 2020 on Alligator Records.

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Fourteen Alligator Artists Receive 37 Blues Music Award Nominations

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 -- Today the Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. A remarkable total of 14 Alligator recording artists received 37 nominations.

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