10 Blues-Themed Gifts To Give This 2019 Holiday Season

Finally a gift guide that speaks the language of blues

Unlike other music fans, blues fans have a particularly discerned taste when it comes to the gifts they most enjoy. This year, there are some unconventional finds in the form of cheese boards. There are also premium-quality sound system tiki torches, paired with blues releases from Janiva Magness, Keb Mo’, Gina Sicilia, and Peter Frampton. Here are 10 of the must-have gifts this holiday season for blues music fans.

1. Janiva Magness – Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty ($12 at BlueElan.com)

Change In The Weather – Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty brings Janiva’s blues-oriented, soulful style to 12 classic Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes. Featuring guests Sam Morrow on the swampy “Lodi” and Blues legend Taj Mahal on “Don’t You Wish It Was True,” the album reflects the timeless quality of Fogerty’s work, cutting a broad swath through rock, blues, and country, and trailblazing the eclectic, roots-based Americana genre.

2. John Lee Hooker in Concert T-Shirt ($22 at Bluescentric.com)

This officially licensed John Lee Hooker tee. At one point in time, it was only $4 to see Hooker play his greatest hits live. Memorialize his 1974 concert at Liberty Hall with this preshrunk heavy cotton tee. 

3. Gina Sicilia – Heard the Lie ($12 at BlueElan.com)

Produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Darling, Gina Siclia’s remarkable eighth body of work in just a little over a decade, is a testament to her ever evolving love and practice of blues and country music. Over the last decade or so, Sicilia has opened for Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joan Osborne and Beth Hart, among others.

4. Keb’Mo’ – Moonlight, Mistletoe and You” Christmas Album ($12 at Amazon)

Surprisingly, this is Keb’ Mo’s first collection of holiday music, comprised of both original songs and covers of lesser-known classics. The album is a celebration of the holiday season, Keb’ style, full of yuletide greetings and bluesy cheer.

5. Janiva Magness – Weeds Like Us (Prices Vary)

This memoir from Grammy-nominated singer Janiva Magness. “Violence, bullying, incest, addiction and alcoholism, rape, clinical depression, parental suicide — add it all up. By the time I was a 14-year-old run-away, I felt in many ways both hypnotized and a prisoner to the past.” This Grammy nominated artist Janiva Magness has been given the highest Blues honors. Now comes the first edition of her miraculous and deeply moving story about a life worth living.

6. B.B. King “Lucille” Miniature Guitar and Case ($45 at Etsy)

This miniature reproduction of B.B. King’s “Lucille.” An unconventional find for blues music fans, this handcrafted guitar is hand airbrushed and fits perfectly on your shelf.

7. Peter Frampton – All Blues ($24 at Amazon)

All Blues is an album of Peter Frampton’s favorite blues classics from “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (Muddy Waters) to “Georgia on My Mind.”

8. TikiTunes Wireless Speakers ($150 for 4) 

TikiTunes is an award winning, one-of-a-kind, indoor-outdoor Bluetooth speaker that looks like a tiki torch, but cooler because it plays music. It’s made from the highest quality materials, packs an impressive sound and is a great conversation piece. 

9. Crossroads Blues / Hard Times Folk Art Painting ($180 at Mojohand.com)

This crossroads blues folk art painting is hand painted, acrylic on wood and ready to hang. 

10. Piano Cheese Board ($38 at Amazon)

This piano cheese board and tool set. The perfect gift for blues fans, this baby grand piano-shaped, split-level cutting board made of bamboo opens up to reveal three brushed wine and cheese tools inside the ‘piano’, including a fork-tipped cheese knife, cheese fork, and corkscrew. 

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