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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.

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

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.

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY FIVE

Between the blues, beverages, and sunshine, it was hard to say goodbye to Bluesfest 2018.

The Peach Music Festival Promises to Be Amazing – Again

The Peach Music Festival lovingly referred to as "The Peach," was founded by The Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation Entertainment in 2012.
Help us invite Google to acknowledge the worldwide cultural impact of blues music through a doodle honoring one of the Blues' most transcendent heroes, Muddy Waters.

Help Petition Google to make a Muddy Waters GOOGLE DOODLE

Help American Blues Scene petition Google to officially create a Muddy Waters Google Doodle on April 4th -- Muddy's birthday! See Instructions Below! Google.com routinely alters its logo, usually for one day, to commemorate an act,...
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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.
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