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John the Conqueror root has been a staple of hoodoo magical practices since the 1850s...

The Language of the Blues: JOHN THE CONQUEROR

John the Conqueror root has been a staple of hoodoo magical practices since the 1850s…

Tweet The Clarksdale Press Register is reporting that the Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame is considering Clarksdale, Mississippi, widely known as “ground zero for the blues”, as […]

Museum Places Clarksdale on Shortlist for Permanent Location

Tweet The Clarksdale Press Register is reporting that the Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame is considering Clarksdale, Mississippi, widely known as “ground zero for the blues”, as […]

Amazingly, he began playing guitar at the age of three. He would lay the instrument across his lap, allowing him to use all five fingers of his left hand to fret notes and chords.

Jeff Healey Inducted Into Canada’s Walk of Fame

Amazingly, he began playing guitar at the age of three. He would lay the instrument across his lap, allowing him to use all five fingers of his left hand to fret notes and chords.

The Chocolate Drops were just following the example of the string bands that came before them. Like Chatmon Family, who made up the Mississippi Sheiks. Dom Flemons has more.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: the Mississippi Sheiks

The Chocolate Drops were just following the example of the string bands that came before them. Like Chatmon Family, who made up the Mississippi Sheiks. Dom Flemons has more.

Tweet Editor’s note: Please welcome the newest addition to American Blues Scene online: “This Week in Blues Past”! You asked for a weekly summary of our daily blues history on […]

This Week in Blues Past: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Shines, “Hey Joe” and more!

Tweet Editor’s note: Please welcome the newest addition to American Blues Scene online: “This Week in Blues Past”! You asked for a weekly summary of our daily blues history on […]

Festival logic says that the headliners are the high point of the show, that the last night is the capstone, that buskers are acts not ready for prime time, but not King Biscuit!

King Biscuit Blues Festival – The Jerusalem of the Blues

Festival logic says that the headliners are the high point of the show, that the last night is the capstone, that buskers are acts not ready for prime time, but not King Biscuit!

A jelly roll is a dessert made of sponge cake that has been spread with jam (or jam mixed with cream) and rolled up into a log, but this is the blues and that's not all it means!

The Language of the Blues: JELLY ROLL

A jelly roll is a dessert made of sponge cake that has been spread with jam (or jam mixed with cream) and rolled up into a log, but this is the blues and that’s not all it means!

The coming of fall means one thing for blues fans and bands across the planet: local International Blues Challenge competitions.

St. Louis Blues Society’s “Road to Memphis” Challenge, October 19

The coming of fall means one thing for blues fans and bands across the planet: local International Blues Challenge competitions.

Rest in peace to a true wild man of the blues....

BREAKING: Original, Celebrated Mississippi Bluesman Passes Away

Rest in peace to a true wild man of the blues….

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