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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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Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager Are Too Smooth For ‘Rough Cut’

If 'Rough Cut' from Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager don't garner every award there is this year, then there is no justice in the world.

Longtime Host of King Biscuit Time “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Dead at 92

Blues great B.B. King listened to Payne on his lunch break when he was picking cotton in the fields as a teenager.

Valerie June Is Connected

Valerie June hears voices. Sometimes it’s a young female voice singing. Other times it’s a child’s voice....

Are You Ready to Ride Down the Blues Highway?

Ever wanted to see the most popular and historic sites in blues lore? Then the National Blues Museum has a Blues Highway adventure just for you!

Eric Clapton Says He’s Going Deaf

“I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work."

34th IBC Kicks Off January 16th

At IBC there are always opportunities for growth with an abundance of workshops. This year, musicians can learn with Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Doug MacLeod, and more!
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2018 Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

This year, two additional award categories were added, bringing the total to 26. The two new categories are Instrumentalist - Vocals, and Rock Blues Artist.
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Elmore James Music Takes Flight Again Via All-Star Tribute Album

'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.

Leo “Bud” Welch Dead at 85

Leo "Bud" Welch, the bluesman who issued his debut album 'Sabougla Voices' at 81, has died.

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.
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