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Willie Knows How

From the far-flung coastal towns along Bayou Lafourche to the musical boiling point of New Orleans, Willie West is an…

Megan Heutmaker

Darrell McCall: The Nashville Rebel

Darrell McCall arrived in Nashville from Ohio in 1958 along with his childhood pal Johnny Paycheck, then still known as…

Megan Heutmaker

Keep A Knockin’: Charles Connor

Charles Connor stoked a mighty second-line-infused beat for the Upsetters, very possibly the greatest touring rock and roll band on…

Megan Heutmaker

Last of the Texas T-Bone Guitar Slingers: Roy Gaines

Direct from the T-Bone Walker school of Lone Star Guitar, Roy Gaines’ first exposure to show business came via his…

Megan Heutmaker

Blue-eyed-soul royalty in the flesh: Electrifying ex-Boogie Kings singer GG Shinn returning for the 13th Ponderosa Stomp

“GG gave me his notice. He wanted to start his own group. ... An artist with the talent of a…

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