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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.

One Crow Murder

"One Crow Murder" by Ben Prestage; Many Roots, One Man Band

Roots musician Ben Prestage has recently come out with a diverse album that shows off his well-honed multi-instrument skills and broad southern roots influences
Reverend Peyton FEATURED

Juke Joint Festival Coverage — Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band Interview

The good reverend opened up about his (now formerly) secret upcoming new album, it's (now not secret!) name, and the band's deceptively powerful, unique sound that's made them a major crossover success while maintaining staunchly loyal to the old school blues that was their influence

Who Says Zak Harmon Can’t Go Home Again?

IBC winning guitarist, singer and songwriter Zak Harmon's road from the Mississippi Delta to L.A. to acclaim as a singer is powerfully coming full circle.

Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.
Tommy Johnson Gravestone Destroyed

Tommy Johnson's Recent Grave Stone Desecrated By Vandals

The headstone of Mississippi Delta Blues legend Tommy Johnson was desecrated just months after finally being placed on his grave in what appears to be a deliberate act of vandalism -- 45 years after he was buried.

Davy Knowles Finds His Roots ‘Three Miles From Avalon’

This must have album will hold a special place in your collection. If you ever take it out of the player that is.

Mt. Zion Memorial Fund Preserves Delta Legacy One Project At a Time

"In another instance, a farmer removed the headstones from a cemetery, plowed over the land and planted cotton in place of the markers..."

April is Muddy Waters Month at Delta Blues Museum

Mississippi's oldest music museum to honor the life and influence of the Delta native with events throughout month
Albert King Featured

Albert King to be Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the six 2013 inductees, and among them is the legendary Albert King.
Ke$ha and Muddy Waters

How Did Ke$ha End up on a Blues Website?

We're not above relating current pop to it's Blues influences, no matter how much us blues fans dislike (or loathe or some harsher word) today's pop. It's worth noting and appreciating the far reach...
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