Blues music is very much a live art form, making it difficult if not outright impossible to truly capture on recordings. It's not just the music, it's the smoky haze that hangs in the room, the sweat that drips off the drummer's face, the shuffle of high heels on a wooden dance floor. All of it comes together for an experience that is more than just melodies and lyrics. Even live recordings sometimes can't capture the magic. Sometimes an artist does deliver in the studio the way he does onstage. Here's our look at five new... More >>>
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Armatrading's pop voice doesn't make the leap into the blues; her guitar does.