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The Devil’s Crossroads – Owning a Piece of the Robert Johnson Legacy

"It could be a place where somebody could stop by and really learn something about Clarksdale, the blues, and Robert Johnson."

Rock and Roll was Born at the Crossroads

When someone asks who really invented Rock and Roll, you can tell them Roosevelt and Uaroy Graves did it in Hattiesburg during the Great Depression.

Valerie June Is Connected

Valerie June hears voices. Sometimes it’s a young female voice singing. Other times it’s a child’s voice....

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.

What Guitars Did Muddy Waters Play?

Although he never had a "Lucille," Muddy Waters had an arsenal of guitars, both electric and acoustic, and could play them all in his thundering, electrified Delta blues style.

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."

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."

EXCLUSIVE World Premiere Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s “Big Boat”

"'Big Boat' was inspired by an Alan Lomax recording of a levee camp song sang by a worker named Joe Savage," Holder told us.

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...

10 Live Albums You Must Own

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