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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.

Why Was BB King’s Guitar Named Lucille?

"I'm very crazy about Lucille. Lucille took me from the plantation; you might say, brought me fame."
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

Blues Legend Robert Bilbo Walker Dead at 80

Robert "Bilbo" Walker will be remembered as a true Delta bluesman, bringing the traditions and the music that is the blues to fans old and new...

What is the meaning of “B.B.” in B.B. King’s Name?

King had once said, "I guess you can look at me, and tell I'm the old man. My name is BB King."
Lance Lopez Live at Uncle Bo's

Lance Lopez Signs to Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The state of Texas is known for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez’s furious fretboard mastery encapsulates that sound.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Fires Up the Orpheum Theatre

Tedeschi Trucks Band, formed by husband and wife, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, might have assembled one of the best touring jam bands ever.

Panny Flautt Mayfield Launches ‘Live From The Mississippi Delta’ at Turnrow Event

'Live From The Mississippi Delta' showcases a rare collection of photographs and stories about musicians from Robert Plant, B. B. King, and ZZ Top to local guitarists playing gigs on the weekend.

2018 KBA Award Recipients Announced

As determined by a select panel of blues professionals, the KBA Awards are presented annually, honoring those who make significant contributions to the genre.

Debra Devi: A ‘Wild Little Girl’ In a Man’s World

"With this record, I'd like to kick that door down, and encourage women in particular to express themselves and stay in touch with that part of themselves."

Trump Sons Chase the Blues with Hotels In The Mississippi Delta

The Trump Organization, run by the sons of President Donald Trump is launching new projects in the Mississippi Delta. The brothers are chasing the blues in the Delta and hoping it will bring enthusiasts to their hotels here.
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