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Various artist | Chicago Blues: A Living History

The first two generations of electric Chicago blues are either dead or on the endangered list, but this double-disc set proves the style still has teeth and claws.
Raisin (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 17, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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Guitar leaders

Boston is known for the ’60s folk boom, the garage-y “Bosstown sound,” and as one of the birthplaces of alternative rock.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 31, 2007
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Teo Leyasmeyer, 1947–2006

Teo Leyasmeyer, who died last Tuesday at the age of 59 from liver cancer, was a special kind of local hero.
In memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  May 25, 2006

Racky Thomas at Johnny D's

The freshly written graffiti in the men’s room at Johnny D’s read, “It ain’t blues . . . it ain’t shit.”
Blues with soul
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 21, 2006