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Classic Blues

Articles, news, pictures and content on classic blues men and women, including pre-war blues, those deceased and those that took part in making the music up to around 1990.

Missouri’s Largest Music Festival Returns to Columbia

"This year we wanted a wider swath of American roots music so that we could present music that touches the hearts of everyone in our community."

Premiere Video: Al Basile “So-Called Storyteller”

"So-Called Storyteller," is the first single released from Basile's upcoming album, 'B’s Hot House.'

Seth James ‘Good Life’

The blues takes on many different forms, and those forms are all capable of moving us. James and his band have certainly accomplished that here.

Piedmont Blūz Ambassadors of Country Blues Music

Valerie and Ben Turner, the husband and wife duo known as Piedmont Blūz, are true ambassadors of Country Blues music. More appropriately, the music of the Eastern United States known as Piedmont Blues. It...

Lost Bayou Ramblers To Release Documentary DVD ‘On Va Continuer!’

The documentary's title "On Va Continuer" refers to Lost Bayou Ramblers' ongoing commitment to performing in Cajun French, propagating French as a living language in Louisiana.

Dick Waterman – A Blues Savior

Like Forest Gump, Dick Waterman has always been where the tipping points are in blues.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters Go ‘Beyond The Blue Door’

When Earl and his band are locked in and focused, they're a force to be reckoned with.

Buddy Guy Brings Windy City Blues to Beer Town

There’s no one on the planet who comes close to sounding like him.

Joe Bonamassa’s Blues Cruise Rocks the Mediterranean

The performance schedule was packed on the two days that the ship was at sea, giving fans an opportunity to hear music from breakfast time through the wee hours of the night.

Hurt’s Music Heals: How a Festival Became a Homecoming

Sowing the seeds of musical appreciation may be the most important of the festival whys and wherefores.
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