Bluesman Johnny Shines spent the late 30s on the road with the great Robert Johnson, then lived long enough to win a W.C. Handy Award in the 90s.
The Aces are best known as a backing band, but they took the lead when it came to the future of the blues.
The guitar and harmonica master from the Aces played with Junior Wells, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and many more.
Joe Carter’s only LP came out in 1976, and original copies of the raw-as-hell Mean & Evil Blues now fetch more than $100.
Dan Savage gives the lowdown on “gray a” and other identities on the sexuality spectrum.
Jon Steinhagen’s new Dating Walter Dante needs to flesh out its heroine