Devon Allman: New video!

After releasing his first solo record „Turquoise“ on Ruf Records in February Devon Allman now also presents a music video of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”. This rock classic is a duet with label mate and Blues Music Award winner Samantha Fish, whose vocals are sassy and smart; melding with Devon’s strong rich voice. Directed by Mark Bergeron with Nate Tape as Director of Photography and Arthur Reed as producer, the three were able to use the city of New Orleans and all its romance to give the desperate song some vivid color. For the video shoot, they took to the streets of New Orleans, where the “romantic couple” are walking the streets trying to find each other. They filmed it at various points, the famous Chickie Wah Wah’s music club, a little streetcar riding and cameos were made by Royal Southern Brotherhood members, Cyril Neville and Charlie Wooton.

The Spin Doctors are back!

spin-doctorsYou think you know the Spin Doctors. Think again. When the legendary New York quartet release If The River Was Whiskey on May 06th through Ruf Records, casual fans will discover the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten.

To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong, not to mention the classic Pocket Full Of Kryptonite.

But in 2013, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.

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European Blues Challenge

EBC-posterThe European Blues Challenge is just around the corner!

The Challenge will take place on March 8th and 9th – unlike in the previous years the event is not going to be in Berlin but in Toulouse, France.

With a new rotation system being introduced, each year a different country will now be hosting the event. The City of Toulouse and the Blues Organization have agreed to choose “Le Bikini” in the Parc Technologique du Canal as the venue of the event for 2013.

Bands and duos of 20 different European countries will compete against each other. Among them are Babajack (UK), Heavy Petrol And The Greyhounds (LUX),Sunnysiders (CRO), Veronica And The Redwine Serenaders (I) and Shaggy Dogs from France- just to name a few. The complete list of all participants can be seen here.

You can buy tickets at the door on the day of the event.


RIP Iverson Minter AKA Louisiana Red

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"i am very sad about my friend RED leaving us. he was the very first blues artist i got to meet in person and the first blues concert i ever promoted when i was 19. RED was one of the last giants in blues that constantly and spontaneously spoke his mind with a new line, a new melody every day. on stage as well as off stage. he was a permanent spring of pure blues. and he was a very generous man. my thought are with his lovely wife dora who kept him together the last 30 years as well as his children and family. if you are a lucky person that owns a record of this blues giant, this is a good time to play it and apprechiate the man we just lost."

thomas ruf

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