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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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The Surprising Real Names of 30 Famous Blues Artists

We've gathered 30 blues men and women who go by different names than those they were born with. We're betting a few of them surprise you.

12 Women Who Changed The Blues

Throughout history countless women have given the blues a unique stamp, and fought their way to the front of the testosterone saturated genre, oftentimes with little praise.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: Eli Cook Celebrates Furry Lewis’ “Turn Your Money Green”

"The lyrics to 'Turn Your Money Green' were the main thing that drew me to this song. They are particularly witty and visual, so I wanted to match them with an equally up-tempo and joyful sounding musical arrangement on the lap steel."

EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE Song: “Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer” by Rory...

"It seemed like everything, from guitar parts, bass, percussion, solos, just played themselves. When it was over I was dizzy and could barely walk out of the studio."
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Directorship of Roots N Blues N BBQ Changes Hands

Julie King Dworski will continue in her position until June 4th, when incoming director Tracy Lane will take her place at the helm of Roots N Blues N BBQ.

Here Are Your 2018 Blues Music Award Winners

Nominees, presenters, and performing artists gather to recognize the year's best. 135 nominees in 26 categories share one thing - their love of blues music.

Blues Music Week 2018 Will Be Like No Other

Blues Hall of Fame inductions, free medical screenings, meet-and-greets with art shows, fundraisers, and of course the Blues Music Awards themselves make for an event filled week!
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Brother Dege Writes a Psyouthern ‘Farmer’s Almanac’

The ghosts that haunt the American South, and Brother Dege's mind, are released in Farmer's Almanac in the same way Robert Johnson conjured the devil.
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The Chaos and the Cosmos: Photography by Patricia Rainer

Rainer’s 40 photographs on display capture not only the behind the scenes magic of those times, but also played a role in the process of championing the rediscovery of what Memphis almost lost.
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