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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.

Blues Music Week 2018 Will Be Like No Other

Blues Hall of Fame inductions, free medical screenings, meet-and-greets with art shows, fundraisers, and of course the Blues Music Awards themselves make for an event filled week!
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Brother Dege Writes a Psyouthern ‘Farmer’s Almanac’

The ghosts that haunt the American South, and Brother Dege's mind, are released in Farmer's Almanac in the same way Robert Johnson conjured the devil.
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The Chaos and the Cosmos: Photography by Patricia Rainer

Rainer’s 40 photographs on display capture not only the behind the scenes magic of those times, but also played a role in the process of championing the rediscovery of what Memphis almost lost.

World Premiere: Dom Flemons’ “Steel Pony Blues”

"I have seen a large part of America, and am still seeing it, but the life of a hundred years would be all too short to see our country..." ~Nat Love
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Artists Announced For 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.

Sneak Peek From Leo “Bud” Welch Documentary ‘Late Blossom Blues’

Directed by Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer, 'Late Blossom Blues' is a feature-length documentary about the bluesman and his very late rise to stardom.

Lineup Announced for 2018 King Biscuit Blues Festival

Paul Thorn calls The Biscuit “one of my favorites” and “a wonderful event.” Carolyn Wonderland says it’s like going to Mecca: “You gotta make the pilgrimage because it’s where the music’s real.”
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Author Greg Yawman Takes Us to ‘The Summer of the Terraplane Blues’

'The Summer of the Terraplane Blues,' devoted to the life, myth and music of Robert Johnson, creates a living blues musician.
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Yvonne Staples Dead at 80

When their father died in 2000, it was at Yvonne's insistence that her sister Mavis shake off her depression at his passing, and get back into the music scene.
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Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 15th Annual Juke Joint Festival

Our choice as one of the Top 5 Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi, the annual Juke Joint Festival is not to be missed.
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