Jim Beaugez has written about music for Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Guitar World, Guitar Player and many other publications. He created My Life in Five Riffs (opens in new tab), a multimedia documentary series for Guitar Player that traces contemporary artists back to their sources of inspiration, and previously spent a decade in the musical instruments industry.
From Mississippi Fred McDowell to Cedric Burnside, here’s how a new generation is taking the juke joint sound forward
Washed up at age 30, the legendary bluesman was rediscovered in 1964, just five years before his death.
The St. Paul and the Broken Bones guitarist calls on the wisdom of his heroes on the band’s latest, ‘The Alien Coast.’
Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson may have sung about having a hellhound on his trail, but Skip James sounded like the one on the run.
The Nashville session ace takes us from a porch in Belmont, Mississippi, to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he worked sessions as a teenager, and finally to Music City.
The New Orleans stars discuss their unique musical kinship and the making of their latest long-player ‘Take Good Care.’
The electric guitar firebrand reveals how “blues always glued everything together” in this classic interview.
Broadening her sound and her pedalboard for her new album 'Little Oblivions,' Baker looks forward to playing it live in the company of her band.
She made her name on mandolin in the bluegrass scene, but Hull's six-string skills have been there the whole time.
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