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Blues Music

Robert Johnson Commemoration FEATURED

Robert Johnson – The Passing of a Blues Titan

73 years ago today, Robert Johnson is said to have passed in Greenwood, Mississippi. While nearly nothing is known about the legend as a man, the music he left was some of the most influential in history.

Blues Historian Paul Oliver Dead at 90

Oliver was also one of the foremost blues historians of gospel and blues music in the modern era.

"The Nightshift" Blues Radio Show Debuts Tonight!

David Samson is a 15 year veteran of the airwaves hosting a weekly Blues program called The Nightshift

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny “Guitar” Watson

"They call Elvis the King; but the sure-enough King was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson." - Etta James
Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens

BREAKING: Isaiah Owens, Keyboardist for Jack White, Passes Away

Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, the celebrated key player for Jack White, has passed away while on tour in Mexico. He was 38.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
A Little Bird Told Me FEATURED

Blues Law: A Little Bird Told Me about Cover Versions

A David & Goliath fight against record labels all started with a bouncy little song about a little bird that paved the way for a court case that determined who gets compensated for cover songs.

This Week in Blues Past: Two Mississippi Tragedies that produced famous songs, the...

This Week in Blues Past: Two Mississippi Tragedies that produced famous songs, the naming of a Blues Award and much, much more...

Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.

Tweed Funk Premieres 'Love Ain't Easy' Video

Additional footage for the video was taken in Milwaukee's historic Bronzeville district. Bronzeville was once the thriving area for African-American culture...
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