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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.

The Bentonia Blues Festival — History & Contemporary Delta Blues Music

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!

Pierre Lacocque Loves His Band and Making New Music

"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."

Paul Reddick’s ‘Ride the One’ Is a Hell of a Ride

This new album is packed with 11 new tracks that will satisfy the cravings of blues, and blues harp fans everywhere. They will want to add Ride The One to their music libraries, and so will you.
Susan Tedeschi Smiling at Husband Derek Trucks at the Greenwich Town Party (Photo by Kirk Lang)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Brightens, Enlightens Greenwich Town Party

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.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Video: Howlin' Wolf Plays Smokestack Lightning Live

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]
Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session

This Week in Blues Past: SRV & Albert King, Robert Johnson, Luther Allison

This Week in Blues Past has some HUGE landmarks involving a handful of the BIGGEST names in the blues!

Warren Haynes Paints Acoustic Beauty on "Ashes & Dust"

The level of musicianship is jaw dropping. Haynes and company have delivered an acoustic feast that entertains and lifts the spirit.

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

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 and American Blues Scene Announce Partnership

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.
Blues Music Awards 2014

2014 Blues Music Awards WINNERS

Get the winners of the Blues Music Awards RIGHT NOW and LIVE
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