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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.

Lineup Announced for 2018 King Biscuit Blues Festival

Paul Thorn calls The Biscuit “one of my favorites” and “a wonderful event.” Carolyn Wonderland says it’s like going to Mecca: “You gotta make the pilgrimage because it’s where the music’s real.”
Summer of the Terraplane Blues

Author Greg Yawman Takes Us to ‘The Summer of the Terraplane Blues’

'The Summer of the Terraplane Blues,' devoted to the life, myth and music of Robert Johnson, creates a living blues musician.
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Yvonne Staples Dead at 80

When their father died in 2000, it was at Yvonne's insistence that her sister Mavis shake off her depression at his passing, and get back into the music scene.
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Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 15th Annual Juke Joint Festival

Our choice as one of the Top 5 Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi, the annual Juke Joint Festival is not to be missed.

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY FIVE

Between the blues, beverages, and sunshine, it was hard to say goodbye to Bluesfest 2018.

The Peach Music Festival Promises to Be Amazing – Again

The Peach Music Festival lovingly referred to as "The Peach," was founded by The Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation Entertainment in 2012.
Help us invite Google to acknowledge the worldwide cultural impact of blues music through a doodle honoring one of the Blues' most transcendent heroes, Muddy Waters.

Help Petition Google to make a Muddy Waters GOOGLE DOODLE

Help American Blues Scene petition Google to officially create a Muddy Waters Google Doodle on April 4th -- Muddy's birthday! See Instructions Below! Google.com routinely alters its logo, usually for one day, to commemorate an act,...
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The Devil’s Crossroads – Owning a Piece of the Robert Johnson Legacy

"It could be a place where somebody could stop by and really learn something about Clarksdale, the blues, and Robert Johnson."
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Brant Buckley Interviews Bluesman Jesse Graves

In the 1970s, Graves started his own record label to promote the blues music of his early heroes.

Rock and Roll was Born at the Crossroads

When someone asks who really invented Rock and Roll, you can tell them Roosevelt and Uaroy Graves did it in Hattiesburg during the Great Depression.
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