Five Alligator Artists Receive 10 Living Blues Awards
Living Blues magazine has announced the winners for the 27th Annual Living Blues Awards (2020). Five Alligator Records artists received a total of ten Critics' and Readers' Poll awards.
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite -- New Album 100 YEARS OF BLUES -- Coming Sept 25
Alligator Records is pleased to announce the September 25, 2020 release of 100 Years Of Blues, the first-ever album by Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Elvin Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite.
2020 BLUES – NEW MUSIC FROM ALLIGATOR RECORDS Set for August 21 Release
Alligator Records will release 2020 Blues -- New Music From Alligator Records on Friday, August 21, 2020. The digital-only sampler features fresh material from five to-be-released full albums. The set includes new songs from blues legends Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite (joining forces), award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland, rising star guitarist and lap steel master Selwyn Birchwood, blues and R&B icon Curtis Salgado and the newest member of the Alligator family, world-renowned guitarist Chris Cain.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Releases New Song, ROCK & ROLL
On Friday, July 24, rising star blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram releases his emotionally riveting new song, Rock & Roll.
Nine Alligator Artists Receive Seventeen 2020 Blues Blast Award Nominations
Blues Blast magazine has announced the nominees for the 2020 Blues Blast Awards. Nine Alligator Records artists received a total of 17 nominations. Billy Branch and The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling lead with three apiece. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Toronzo Cannon and The Cash Box Kings earned two each. Tinsley Ellis, Coco Montoya and Roomful Of Blues each received one nomination.
Eight Alligator Artists Receive 15 Living Blues Award Nominations
Living Blues magazine has announced the nominees for the 2020 Living Blues Readers' Awards. Eight Alligator Records artists received a total of 15 nominations. Vocalist Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram led all nominees with three each. Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin (of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) and Billy Branch each received two. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Cash Box Kings and Marcia Ball earned one apiece.
Alligator Records Signs Blues Master Chris Cain
Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of world-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain. His label debut, Raisin' Cain, should be released later this year or early in 2021.
Shemekia Copeland Debuts Timely New Song, UNCIVIL WAR
Award-winning blues and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland releases her timely new song, Uncivil War, on Friday, June 19. It is a courageous statement pleading for unity in a time of disunion, and is unlike anything Copeland has previously recorded.
Gary Clark Jr. Praises "The Cannon," Guitar Effects Pedal Designed For Toronzo Cannon
Guitar superstar Gary Clark, Jr. recently shared his love of The Cannon -- the guitar effects pedal designed by Function-fx (https://function-fx.com/site/the-cannon-dual-fuzz/) for Chicago blues sensation Toronzo Cannon -- with his many social media friends and followers.
Four Alligator Records Artists Win 10 Blues Music Awards
On Sunday, May 3, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world's highest honors. Newcomer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram led all recipients with five awards, winning in every category in which he was nominated. He took the trophies for Album Of The Year, Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year and Best Emerging Artist Album for his Alligator Records debut, Kingfish. He was also named Contemporary Male Blues Artist Of The Year and Best Instrumentalist - Guitar.
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.
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.