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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.

World Premiere: Dom Flemons’ “Steel Pony Blues”

"I have seen a large part of America, and am still seeing it, but the life of a hundred years would be all too short to see our country..." ~Nat Love
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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.

Sneak Peek From Leo “Bud” Welch Documentary ‘Late Blossom Blues’

Directed by Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer, 'Late Blossom Blues' is a feature-length documentary about the bluesman and his very late rise to stardom.

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.”
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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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