How Pop Was Born In West Africa

If you love blues, classic rock, jazz, or modern pop, you owe a debt to West African stringed instruments. Here’s why.

Mustache-a-day: Soul Patches, Explained

This guy clearly doesn’t like soul patches. What’s your take?

BB King was Great Because He Played Out of Tune

There are those who believed that BB King wasn’t the world’s greatest guitar player, including the man himself.

Johnny Winter and the 1960’s Blues Resurgence

A tribute to Johnny Winter by Mark Ellis.

Betting Man

Good Men Project resident bluesman Todd Mauldin explains the value of $1 bets.

Rock Salt Blues

“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.

Blues Philosophy

Fifteen places where life and blues collide, according to blues philosopher Todd Mauldin.

Music Paradise or When the Blues Man Overstays his Visit

Riffing on classic Biblical stories, Elvis Alves gives us music, rivalry, sex, and the devil…everything you need for a good blues song.

Gregory Porter Drops Third Jazz Album

Jazz singer Gregory Porter is selling out concerts from Vienna to Cape Town.

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.

Why I Blow-dry My Son’s Hair

Starring resident bluesman Todd Mauldin and his son.

Full Blast: G. Bruce Boyer & Rev. Gary Davis

The recorded music of the late Reverend Gary Davis, an itinerant, blind street musician of the Jazz era, “simply sears my heart,” says G. Bruce Boyer.

Levon Helm (1940-2012): “The sun’s gonna shine/ Through the shadows/ When I go away”

Legendary R&R drummer and singer Levon Helm is gone. Jesse Kornbluth reflects on the man behind The Band.

A Blues Philosophy for Fatherhood

GMP Resident Bluesman Todd Mauldin explains why he blow-dries his son’s hair.

A Good Man Sings the Blue at a Brothel (Not Once But Twice)

The Mustang Ranch liked Todd and the boys’ video so much they asked him back.

Sin Responsibly

Todd Mauldin plays the blues at the Mustang Ranch in Nevada. Here is his take on the experience: “Bikers, Whores, Bluesmen and Sinning Responsibly” — video and all.