Tag Archives: blues

  • Blues Guitarist Eric “Guitar” Davis Murdered in Chicago’s South Side

    Dec 20, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Blues guitarist Eric “Guitar” Davis, son of drumming great Bobby “Top Hat” Davis, was killed early Thursday morning in a double-shooting in Chicago’s South Side, reports Billboard. He was 41. He was found behind the wheel of a car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:07 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. Davis is […]

  • Chicago Bluesman Jimmy ‘Fast Fingers’ Dawkins Dies

    Apr 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Chicago bluesman Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, known for his skilled guitar playing and laid-back vocals, has died, reports Billboard.com. He was 76. Delmark Records owner Bob Koester said that Dawkins died Wednesday. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. James Henry Dawkins was born in Tchula, Miss. An only child, Dawkins taught himself to play […]

  • Buddy Guy among 2012 ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ Class

    Sep 13, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Blues singer Buddy Guy joins actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian/TV host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and the rock group Led Zeppelin as recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] The artists will be celebrated Dec. 4 at a gala to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS. As always, the president […]

  • Will Hunter Makes Holy Hip Hop

    Jun 2, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *EURweb’s Black Music Month Artist Spotlight is inclusive of talented gospel rapper Will Hunter, whose mission is to reach God’s people through Holy Hip-Hop.  Hunter grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and admits to an early lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and violence. But Hunter had a praying mother.  Will Hunter’s spiritual purpose has finally evolved for he is now all about Kingdom business. “The LORD filled […]

  • Herbie Hancock to Write Memoir

    Apr 28, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Popular award-winning Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is getting ready to pen a memoir, expected to be released in 2014. “Quincy Jones is a dear friend of mine and he keeps saying to me, ‘You’ve got to do a book,’” Hancock said Tuesday during a telephone interview with TheAP  from Shanghai, where he is currently on […]

  • Mick Jagger Impressed with the President’s Blues Skills

    Feb 24, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *When President Barack Obama picked up that microphone and sang ta few bars of a blues song earlier this week, Mick Jagger, who was also present at the White House affair, called the move “courageous.” Bluesman Buddy Guy encouraged Obama during a concert at the East Room to join in on a verse of “Sweet […]