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Delta Blues

Discover articles, news, stories, and pictures on Delta Blues, from the lobby of the Peabody in Memphis to Catfish Row in Vicksburg, and music all over the world that was inspired by it.

Dick Waterman Blues Savior

Although he never heard blues music at home, he became one of the most influential figures in Blues during the twentieth century.
Samantha Fish Feature 2019

Samantha Fish Woman on a Mission

"No matter what you do, wherever you are in life, your experiences are going to color the music that you make." - Samantha Fish

Leon Redbone Dead at 69

"Who told you I was a musician?" - Leon Redbone
Irma, Morgan & Bob 2 Feature

Robert Mugge Motion Picture Blues

"Going in with every artist you need to know where they come from, the kind of music they play, and the personality they have. Knowing this sets the stage for various possibilities." - Robert Mugge
Kingfish Feature RoryDoyle

Christone Ingram Launches Out of the Delta With Debut Album ‘Kingfish’

Whether he's the salvation of the genre, or merely its next great fulmination remains to be heard. But we'll tell you that not having the album Kingfish by Christone Ingram in your collection is a crime against music.
40th BMAs Feature Brian Anderson

40th Blues Music Award Winners

First time nominees rubbed elbows with blues royalty, industry reps, and fans from all over the world on hand for this year's ceremony.
Fernando Jones Feature MoPho

Fernando Jones: A Blues Kid at Heart

"I wanted to show people that young Blacks are still playing and supporting the Blues. This is always a bone of contention with us musicians; being afraid to publicly talk about race even though it is the whole condition and backbone of the Blues." - Fernando Jones

30th Anniversary Byron Bay Bluesfest Review

Its rich history, amazing sounds and visually stunning location with massive stages and huge crowds make it the best festival in Australia to see, hear, and taste the lip-smacking musical goodness.
Oscar Wilson Feature Dragan Tasic

Oscar Wilson A Cash Box King

“The Cash Box Kings are a throwback to the golden age of blues with some kickin’ fresh young blood. Joe is my best friend in the music world." - Oscar Wilson

Past and Present Greats Will Be Celebrated During Blues Music Awards Week

The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Week delivers an abundance of amazing events for acclaimed musicians, industry professionals, ardent fans, and the general public to experience in the cradle of blues, Memphis, Tennessee.
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