Five Texas Bluesmen Who Paved The Way For Stevie Ray Vaughan

Written by Nick Morrison When blues guitarist and vocalist Stevie Ray Vaughan released Texas Flood in 1983, he introduced Texas blues to a much broader audience than it had previously known. His impact was great enough that even today, 21 years after his death, if you ask a music lover to name a Texas

Puttin’ On The Witz: 5 Funny Jazz Songs

  Written by Nick Morrison Some jazz musicians are known as much for their wit as for their chops. To celebrate National Humor Month, hear five jazz songs that are designed to make you laugh. Humor is subjective, though, so to make this list as much fun as possible, be

Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Written by Nick Morrison When is a holiday not actually a holiday in America? Well, when it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Although March 17 is a national holiday in Ireland — and, according to Wikipedia, a public holiday in Montserrat, Newfoundland and Labrador — it’s not an official U.S. holiday, which

The Music Of Mardi Gras: History You Can Dance To

Written by Nick Morrison The traditions of Mardi Gras are a huge part of New Orleans’ cultural identity. They’ve been evolving since the mid-1700s, and for the past century or so, the music of the Crescent City has provided the thread that ties all these traditions together. It’s history you