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Through her intimate work with kings and queens of blues music, Sharon has created an in-depth archive of the genre’s history that contains no words -- but maybe a strand of DNA or two.

Archival Artistry: The Faces of Blues Music

Through her intimate work with kings and queens of blues music, Sharon has created an in-depth archive of the genre’s history that contains no words — but maybe a strand of DNA or two.

Third annual event to feature more than two weeks of live music and hundreds of musicians!

Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee Join the Bridging The Blues Experience

Third annual event to feature more than two weeks of live music and hundreds of musicians!

When young sportswriter and photographer Dick Waterman discovered the man known as Son House on a porch in Rochester, New York in 1964, he had no idea what he would find...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Son House

When young sportswriter and photographer Dick Waterman discovered the man known as Son House on a porch in Rochester, New York in 1964, he had no idea what he would find…

“To me, his music, with its intensity and haunting quality, was central to the incredibly powerful style we called Country Blues. After all, blues was often about sorrow, hard times, and heartache.

New Rory Block “Hard Luck Child” CD Salutes Skip James

“To me, his music, with its intensity and haunting quality, was central to the incredibly powerful style we called Country Blues. After all, blues was often about sorrow, hard times, and heartache.

Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy.  There’s one track he wrote that’s the real kicker.  Changed everything.  See, it’s a little bit o’ gospel, a little bit of rhumba, a little bit of r&b.  It’s also a whole lotta sexy.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Ray Charles

Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy. There’s one track he wrote that’s the real kicker. Changed everything. See, it’s a little bit o’ gospel, a little bit of rhumba, a little bit of r&b. It’s also a whole lotta sexy.

This week features the birth of one of the greatest blueswomen in history, a blind legend, and one of the biggest landmark Chicago Blues albums of all time, among others. Check it out on This Week in Blues Past

This Week in Blues Past: Hoodoo Man Blues, Koko Taylor, More!

This week features the birth of one of the greatest blueswomen in history, a blind legend, and one of the biggest landmark Chicago Blues albums of all time, among others. Check it out on This Week in Blues Past

Full Moon Night in Memphis is blues of many flavors and subtleties. The music is well played by artists that are inspired and engaged, never failing to excite the listener. Treat your ears to this winning blues feast today.

JP Soars Shines on “Full Moon Night in Memphis”

Full Moon Night in Memphis is blues of many flavors and subtleties. The music is well played by artists that are inspired and engaged, never failing to excite the listener. Treat your ears to this winning blues feast today.

To jam is to improvise with other musicians. Linguist David Dalby traced jam to a Wolof word... check out where your favorite musician get-together came from!

The Language of the Blues: JAM

To jam is to improvise with other musicians. Linguist David Dalby traced jam to a Wolof word… check out where your favorite musician get-together came from!

He was born Riley B. King. But you probably know the “Blues Boy,” by his nickname—B.B.  The King of the Blues. One of the most influential guitarists of all time, and certainly one of the most dedicated.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: B.B. King

He was born Riley B. King. But you probably know the “Blues Boy,” by his nickname—B.B. The King of the Blues. One of the most influential guitarists of all time, and certainly one of the most dedicated.

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