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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.

Richard Hacksaw Harney FEATURED

Mississippi grave marker unveiling — Richard “Hacksaw” Harney

Through a charitable donation, Richard “Hacksaw” Harney, superlative ragtime and blues guitarist and pianist of the Golden Era, will receive posthumous recognition of his great talent with the unveiling of a headstone
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Artists Announced For 2018 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

For the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, organizers have once again selected some of the top international, national, regional and local artists to perform.

The Language of the Blues: GREENS

Greens are the tough-yet-nutritious leaves of collards, kale, mustard, or turnip... and since this is the blues, slang for a number of other things. Find out the whole story now!
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The Disappearance of Robert Petway: A New Theory

Robert Petway is known for one thing: “Catfish Blues”, a prolific song that influenced Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix & countless others. Little is known about Petway’s life, but a new theory & records provide a new perspective.

The Famous Bentonia Blues — Skip James, Bentonia Blues Festival, & Musical Diversity

Far-reaching effects of Bentonia blues is a fascinating look at the diversity & influence of varying blues styles.

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."
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Starlite Campbell Band Serve Up a Delicious ‘Blueberry Pie’

With Cambell's tight as a tick guitar, Starlite's deep, funky bass and their combined natural vocals, this pie is delicious to the very last.
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2017 Blues Blast Winners Announced

Blues Blast Magazine subscribers began voting to determine the winners on July 1st, with only one vote per person allowed.
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Alligator Records to Release ‘Journeys to the Heart of the Blues’

Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and Blues Hall Of Famer Joe Louis Walker, virtuoso pianist/organist Bruce Katz and next-generation British harmonica ace Giles Robson take listeners on a musical journey of traditional blues.

Debra Devi: A ‘Wild Little Girl’ In a Man’s World

"With this record, I'd like to kick that door down, and encourage women in particular to express themselves and stay in touch with that part of themselves."
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