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Author: Matt Marshall
Matt Marshall is the publisher of American Blues Scene Magazine and owns Bluescentric.com the shop for Blues, Soul, and Rock n Roll -- authentic music t-shirts where every sale pays artist's estates directly.
Remembering the enigmatic and powerful Skip James on his birthday
“I was always a lonely kid. I turned into a lonely adolescent, a deeply troubled teenager and an angry young woman with a lot of justifiable demons.” – Janiva Magness
COLUMBIA, MO — When it comes to music, food, arts and festivals, no place does it quite like Columbia. The 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is the quintessential end-of-summertime celebration combining some of the hottest names in music with delicious regional fare, local craft brews, intriguing art displays and a lot more throughout the weekend of September 28-30 in Stephens Lake Park. Roots N Blues showcases a diverse crop of 30 musical acts from around the country spanning nearly every music genre — blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, country, folk, gospel and soul — all performing on two…
Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Mississippi? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Mississippi Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions. Juke Joint Festival April, Clarksdale, Mississippi The unofficial kickoff to Festival season happens where American Music first exploded: Clarksdale, Mississippi. Former home to Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner and many more, the Juke Joint Festival celebrates America’s musical beginnings on front porches and in old juke houses, the way it used to be. No joke! The festival stages are front…
Blues fan looking for the perfect Music or Blues Festival in Missouri? The pros at ABS have made you this Top Five blues festival guide to discover Missouri Blues Festivals with the best live music lineups, vendors, arts, food, and attractions. Roots n Blues n BBQ September, Columbia, Missouri If there’s ever a best music festival list, Roots n Blues n BBQ needs to top it. Why? The art, the setting, the culture, so many top-notch food trucks you just can’t get through them all, and the best part: big, fat, unbeatable lineups. Every time you think Roots n Blues n BBQ can’t outdo itself,…
Among other treasures are a hand-written song book from Lightnin’ Hopkins, a signed B.B. King Gibson “Lucille” guitar, and much, much more.