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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.

In Memory Of Henry “Gip” Gipson – Alabama Bluesman and Juke Joint Owner

Gip's Place became, over the years, a must-stop venue for blues musicians across the Southeast. They cited the "authentic Delta" feel of the little shack that could hold 50 people shoulder-to-shoulder.

World Premiere Track: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes “Little Red Rooster”

"“It’s important. It’s blues, so it’s the foundation all American music was built on. And it’s the truth."

Dick Waterman – A Blues Savior

Like Forest Gump, Dick Waterman has always been where the tipping points are in blues.

Hurt’s Music Heals: How a Festival Became a Homecoming

Sowing the seeds of musical appreciation may be the most important of the festival whys and wherefores.

Leon Redbone Dead at 69

"Who told you I was a musician?" - Leon Redbone

World Premiere Track – Jimbo Mathus with the Charley Patton Inspired “Alligator Fish”

“’Alligator Fish’ is a freestyle blues incantation over one cord, channeling dire predictions à la Charley Patton," Mathus told us. "I’m related to Charley through my Delta family."
Johnny Shines Feature

World Premiere Track From Blues Hall of Famer Johnny Shines “The Blues Came Falling...

On May 3rd, 2019, Omnivore Recordings will release 'The Blues Came Falling Down – Live 1973,' an album of previously unheard performances by Shines recorded at Washington University’s Graham Chapel in St. Louis.
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World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back ...

"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.

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.

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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