Category: Blues

The Peterson Brothers Bring the Blues to Rattle Inn for SXSW

If you haven’t heard of the Peterson Brothers Band yet, you are missing out.  These young blues brothers from Bastrop, TX have been mastering their craft for years, and their blend of blues, funk, and soul has already grabbed many eyeballs during this year’s SXSW. The Peterson brothers (Alex, 18, on bass and vocals, and Glenn […]

Eric Tessmer Preserves Austin’s Storied Blues Legacy

Gazing amongst the countless construction cranes and newly built condos that clutter the skyline (or half-built condos, for that matter), it ain’t hard to tell that times are changing down in Austin, Texas. Fast. What used to be a mid-sized college town and state capital is now the 11th largest city in the country, and the […]

Bowing Down To The King: 1925-2015

B.B. King died peacefully in his sleep last Thursday, leaving behind Lucille, his widowed guitar from which the blues bled. He was 89-years-old. The King of the Blues also left behind a large throne to fill by whoever is the next prince to claim it. King’s legacy will guide those perpetuating the genre, but the […]