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Delta Blues

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.

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – Day 3

The final two performances were Larry McCray and Warren Haynes’ Government Mule. We can't wait for next year.

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – Day 2

All the stages up and down Cherry Street come alive on Friday, filled with buskers and music on all of the eight blocks of the festival.

2017 King Biscuit Blues Festival – First Full Day

The weather was perfect. Crowds were great. The anticipation was electric. The first day of King Biscuit, Thursday, has only one stage with music but...

Adam Gussow Speaks About ‘Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition’ at...

In his book Beyond the 'Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition,' Gussow examines the role(s) the devil has played in the myths and traditions of the blues since its earliest days.
2017 Deep Blues Festival Feature

Clarksdale Mississippi’s 2017 Deep Blues Festival

Clarksdale, Mississippi's 10th annual Deep Blues Festival announces Benefactor's Ball lineup, busking stage updates, and new 5K Run.

10 Live Albums You Must Own

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

BREAKING: Cedell Davis Dead at 90

Davis is known for his unique playing style wherein he used a knife in his fretting hand, somewhat similar to the way one might use a slide.
sunday Wilde Reno Jack Photo Elaine Hughes

Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack Are ‘Two’ of a Kind

'Two' is a raw, deliberately simple recording. No overdubs or fancy studio wizardry. Just real instruments played by real musicians.
Eilen Jewell Photo Otto Kitsinger

Americana Artist Eilen Jewell Releases Blues Album

From the barrelhouse power of 1920’s Bessie Smith to the electrified sounds of 1960’s Betty James, blues music has always been a strong influence.

3rd Annual BB King Symposium This Week

This year’s symposium is being co-hosted by the B.B. King Museum and the B.B. King Recording Studio. The theme for this year’s events is “Chitlin’ Circuit.”
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