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Mississippi Blues

Why Was BB King’s Guitar Named Lucille?

"I'm very crazy about Lucille. Lucille took me from the plantation; you might say, brought me fame."
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Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

Blues Legend Robert Bilbo Walker Dead at 80

Robert "Bilbo" Walker will be remembered as a true Delta bluesman, bringing the traditions and the music that is the blues to fans old and new...

What is the meaning of “B.B.” in B.B. King’s Name?

King had once said, "I guess you can look at me, and tell I'm the old man. My name is BB King."

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Fires Up the Orpheum Theatre

Tedeschi Trucks Band, formed by husband and wife, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, might have assembled one of the best touring jam bands ever.

Panny Flautt Mayfield Launches ‘Live From The Mississippi Delta’ at Turnrow Event

'Live From The Mississippi Delta' showcases a rare collection of photographs and stories about musicians from Robert Plant, B. B. King, and ZZ Top to local guitarists playing gigs on the weekend.

2018 KBA Award Recipients Announced

As determined by a select panel of blues professionals, the KBA Awards are presented annually, honoring those who make significant contributions to the genre.
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Backtrack Blues Band Set to Release New Live CD/DVD

The 'Make My Home in Florida' release marks the group’s sixth album and reflects decades of musical experience from deep down south.

Trump Sons Chase the Blues with Hotels In The Mississippi Delta

The Trump Organization, run by the sons of President Donald Trump is launching new projects in the Mississippi Delta. The brothers are chasing the blues in the Delta and hoping it will bring enthusiasts to their hotels here.
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Samantha Fish Keeps Moving On With ‘Belle of the West’

We've said it before, and we'll say it again here. 'Belle of the West' is, quite possibly, Fish's finest work to date.
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