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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.

An Exhibition – ‘Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The GUITAR’

If folks have a chance to experience any touring exhibit of the National Guitar Museum in their hometown, they should jump all over it.
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Tampa Bay Blues Festival: 25 Years of Blues by the Bay

As one of the first big blues festivals of the season each year, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is a great way to start your annual blues music experience with a bang!
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There’s a New Guitar Slinger in Town and His Name is Ethan Lake

Lake is the new kid in town. A 16-year-old guitarist/singer hailing from Baltimore who chose the blues path, and he's shaking things up.

The Eighth Annual Call and Response Blues Symposium at the 33rd Annual King Biscuit...

Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, as they dedicate this, their eighth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium, to King Biscuit’s beloved patriarch Sunshine Sonny Payne.
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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Protege Robert Connely Farr Brings Us ‘Dirty South Blues’

Although Farr currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, when he is home you can most likely find him at the Blue Front Cafe in the company of his mentor Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.

Quintessential Juke Joint Po’ Monkey’s Contents to Be Auctioned Off

The contents of Po' Monkey's, one of the last remaining juke joints located just outside of Merigold, Mississippi will be sold at auction.
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Author, Filmmaker Robert Gordon is a Jack of All Blues

"I think my writing and film making is musical in some way. Being raised around music affected my sense of rhythm, timing, and contrast. I am very inspired by the music." - Robert Gordon
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Little Freddie King Serves Up Some ‘Fried Rice & Chicken’

For those like us who love original, intense, unvarnished blues, Little Freddie King's 'Fried Rice & Chicken' should be on your shelf. Better yet, in your player.
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The Devil Didn’t Make Him Do It – Debunking the Robert Johnson Myth

Keith Richards on the cover of 'Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings' states flatly, “You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it.”
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Sugar Brown Declares ‘It’s a Blues World’

By day, Ken Kawashima is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. By night, and on this record, he is Sugar Brown, a modern-day bluesman with a soul as old as the genre itself.
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