Tag Archives: blues
GSTV’s announces James Buddy Rogers as our March Artist Showcase winner
By the time he was just 10 years old, Canadian blues guitarist James “Buddy” Rogers had already begun lifting riffs off his father’s blues records. By the tender age of 11, he’d formed his first band and started playing gigs. By the age of 15, his band Texas Storm was being booked by… Read More
Serbian blues/rock guitarist talks to Guitar Shop TV backstage at the Iridium in NYC
Belgrade-born Ana Popovic was introduced to the blues at an early age by her father. Taking up the guitar as a teenager, Ana began performing on the European blues circuit in the mid 1990s. By decade’s end, she’d recorded an album with her band Hush and relocated to Amsterdam to study at… Read More
Guitar Shop TV recently caught up with legendary British blues guitarist Kim Simmonds, who performed on the same bill with Johnny and Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. Simmonds is an exciting guitarist and in our view underappreciated within his peer group. Considered one of the architects of British blues, he started playing professionally in 1966 in London, England, and formed the Brtish blues rock group Savoy Brown in 1966.
Check this great clip from UIC Campus Housing on Kingston Mines, Chicago’s oldest and largest real blues club.
Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Kingston Mines presents Chicago Blues seven nights a week on two stages with two bands and guest vocalists. Voted Chicago’s best blues club 11 years in a row by the Chicago Music Awards. Doc’s Rib Joint serves the finest barbeque ribs, wings, catfish, and more for late night dining pleasure.
Guitar Shop TV fan Chuck Pollard is the lucky winner of our contest to meet blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter in person before his rockin’ show at The Beekman Beer Garden in New York City this month—We caught the meeting on video to share with all the rest of our fans around the world—Check it out!