In 1916, Louis Samuels acquired an attic full of used furniture in exchange for his expert carpentry services. From this humble inventory grew Samuels Furniture and Interiors, where a fourth generation of the family now presides over a mammoth, fully decorated showroom sporting designer home furnishings and bedding from manufacturers such as Thomasville, Sealy, and Bernhardt. The shop's versatile and professional design staff can aid patrons in custom ordering a delightful accent for a living room or still-life furniture display.
For 40 years, the passionate writers and editors at Living Blues have enlightened subscribers with comprehensive reporting on blues music news, events, and stars, highlighted by interviews with legends including B.B. King, Etta James, and Buddy Guy. Each bimonthly issue teems with thorough profiles of the genre's established acts and shines a spotlight on rising talent. Helpful radio charts compile airplay data from around the globe, and album reviews educate readers on the best blues releases and which CD cases are notorious for biting listeners’ fingers. After flipping through the magazine's pages for a full year, subscribers can make informed votes for Living Blues' annual awards, in which prizes are doled out for album of the year, artist deserving more attention, and guitar chord most likely to make a grown man cry. The first issue of a new subscription should arrive within six to eight weeks.