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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.

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Happy Birthday Son House (1902-1988)

Today is the birthday of Son House, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This is a fitting time to explore and celebrate the life of a quiet giant in music.

Texas Blues Master Smokin’ Joe Kubek Dead at 58

“I pull the blues out of him, and he pulls the jazz out of me. Bnois knows so much about jazz it’s amazing. Bnois fires me up ..."

Big Joe Stomp Box Company: Quality Builds That Honor Blues Traditions

Enter the Big Joe Stomp Box Company. Born and built from original designs in the United States, these boxes ooze quality from every pore
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

Bobby Rush On Fighting Cancer, His Music, Buddy Guy and More

"It’s a great thing to still be around and enjoy life, and talk about it in the morning. That’s all that matters to me."

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.

JP Soars' – "More Bees With Honey" Is Sweet!

In 2009, JP Soars and his band, The Red Hots, won 1st place in the Blues Band category at the International Blues Challenge. Since then, Soars' star has been rising steadily. More Bees With Honey is his sophomore recording,...
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Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Passes Away

We are deeply saddened to report that Willie "Big Eyes" Smith passed away early the morning of September 16, 2011 at his home in Chicago from a stroke. All arrangements are pending and information will be forthcoming.
Bob Margolin with Mike Sponza Band - Blues Around the World

Bob Margolin Is Steady Rollin' on "Blues Around The World"

Read about the latest from blues legend Bob Margolin on VizzTone!

Fat Possum Records To Release Worried Blues – 10 Album Series Of Historic Rarities

The 10 albums provide a rich and varied catalog of artists who were scattered across the Mississippi Delta, largely inactive until a new generation sought them out.
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