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Harmonica Master James Cotton Dead at 81

Master harmonica player James Cotton has died of pneumonia at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas; he was 81 years old.
Muddy Waters Happy Birthday

16 Facts You Didn’t Know About Muddy Waters

Today would be Muddy Waters' 102nd birthday, and we're bringing you several interesting 'hidden gem' facts about the life and legacy of Muddy Waters and those who, inspired by his accomplishments, used his innovative music to help change the world!
Blues Music 10 Greatest Intros

10 Greatest Blues Song Intros Of All Time

The staff of American Blues Scene put our collective heads together, and offer our choices of the 10 greatest.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Howlin’ Wolf

"Don't never take and try to change a musician when he does something. Let him play the chords the way he feel."

Help Bring Howlin’ Wolf Documentary to Music Lovers Everywhere

Currently, an IndieGoGo campaign is underway and will be over March 31st. Berrett and company are looking to raise at least $10,000 by that time which would cover postproduction and other incidental costs.

Five Essential Delta Blues Albums You Must Own

Now, in the 21st century, these early players are recognized as founding fathers of the blues genre. These musicians are the pillars upon which the houses of folk, rock, and blues have been built.

2017 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced

One of the premiere music festivals in the country, this event never disappoints and folks travel from all corners of the globe to attend, often making it a week long vacation and celebration.

Ten Young Stars in the Galaxy of Blues, Roots, & Soul

There are genres in which an artist must rely less on production wizardry, and more on natural-born talent, and dedication to craft.

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.
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