Dave Mason

B.B. King, the Heart and Soul of Mississippi Delta Blues, Dies at 89

B.B. King, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues world wide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89. From his humble beginnings he helped revolutionize music with his soulful singing and guitar picking. Artists from Elvis Presley to some of the 1960s guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Keith Richards, to name a few, all drew inspiration from delta blues....

Jimi Hendrix Rocks Again With New Album, People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix lives, or at least his music does. The guitar god, who died at 27 in 1970 will posthumously release a new album, People, Hell and Angels, this week, made up from songs he recorded more than 40 years ago with Stephen Stills, Traffic’s Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Steve Winwood, drummer Buddy Miles, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and bassist Billy Cox....

Adrian Niles Crafts Gritty Memphis Blues Sound

Adrian Niles has been a regional sensation for years and is about to release his sixth album Roll & Move. Now that he’s opening for Traffic’s Dave Mason, the Ohio rocker and his band will get a chance to play their Memphis-style blues to a wider audience....