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The Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY will present “Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House” from August 26 – August 29, 2015.

The four-day festival weaves together music, theatre, film, audio recordings, storytelling and lectures to celebrate Rochester’s adopted son, Eddie “Son” House -- blues singer and guitarist who lived from 1902 to 1988.

Jenni Werner is the Literary Director and Resident Dramaturg at Geva Theatre Center and she joins us to tell us more.

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  A trailblazer of alt-country, a protest singer of fiery commitment, a songwriter of towering ability - Steve Earle is an artist of expansive talents. He'll be at MASS MoCA for a solo show just before the release of Terraplane, his new blues album.

Steve Earle plays the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 7, at 8pm.

    

  Three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ returns to The Egg in Albany, NY on 3/20 for a solo performance with his spirited mix of good-time country blues, soul, and pop.

In his new book, music journalist John Milward traces the evolution of blues music across American history, connecting the often long lost songs of sharecroppers to the rock and roll of bands like the Rolling Stones celebrated by white teenagers.

Bettye LaVette

Dec 13, 2012

It seems like Bettye LaVette's time has finally come. Some 50 years after her first and only hit, “My Man — He's a Loving Man,” the Detroit singer with the powerhouse voice is getting long-overdue recognition thanks in part to her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me, which chronicles a rugged half-century in the music business.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with living legend Buddy Guy, one of the blues' most accomplished guitarists and the author of a new memoir called When I Left Home.