The small town of Bentonia, Mississippi is an endlessly intriguing subject in both contemporary music and blues history, and the Bentonia Blues Festival is one of the oldest, most authentic blues festivals in the world!
"The musicians that I surround myself with are musicians that I trust. They’re good, they’re fantastic, and they are all craft; all of them. That means that I can tap their strengths."
A thunderstorm may have forced a delay in the Greenwich Town Party, but when the Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the stage, it seemed things had gotten a little brighter – even though the sun was setting.
Today's video comes from Howlin' Wolf, playing Smokestack Lightnin' to a ravenous crowd in England in 1964. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FK620bS7A]
This Week in Blues Past has some HUGE landmarks involving a handful of the BIGGEST names in the blues!
The level of musicianship is jaw dropping. Haynes and company have delivered an acoustic feast that entertains and lifts the spirit.
Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.
Elwood's BluesMobile, the nation's longest-running syndicated Blues music radio show, and American Blues Scene Magazine, the recognized leader in blues music news, have come together to bring the vibrant and colorful blues community powerful blues content.