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Blues Music

American Blues Scene Featured Video

Mark Riley – "Lay Me Down Slowly Momma" on the Back Porch

Mark Riley, Washington Blues Society's "Best Slide Guitar" winner, plays a touching slide guitar out on the back porch. American Blues Scene's expert videographer Ron Beattey captured the moment.
Windy City Blues Soc Street Stage FEATURED

The Windy City Gears Up For The Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival is coming up in less than a month. One of the most popular festivals in the world, this year's event will be filled with larger than life blues on five stages.
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2011 Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival Lineup Announced

The Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri, quickly becoming one of the most prominent blues festivals in the country, has recently announced it's fall lineup and early ticket sales.

River Crests in Memphis, Downstream Still Faces Dangers

The Mississippi crested just shy of the record in Memphis last night, but many of the musical meccas, homes, and farmland along the Mississippi are still facing record flooding

A Brief History of Stagger Lee and Billy Lyons

Versions of the song "Stagger Lee" have been recorded over 400 times! But who was Stagger Lee? Did he run with Jesse James? What was so magical about his Stetson hat?
Robert Johnson Centennial Feature

Happy 100th Birthday Robert Johnson

May 8th marks the date, 100 years ago, that Robert Johnson was said to have been born.

Grady Champion's Dreamin'

Grady Champion, 2010's International Blues Challenge winner, recently released "Dreamin'", an excellent album that showcases his unique harmonica prowess.
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2011 Blues Music Awards Winners

Last night was the presentation of the prestigious 32nd annual Blues Music Awards. See who took home top honors.
Reverend Peyton FEATURED

Peyton On Patton: New Big Damn Band CD Pays Tribute to the King of...

Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band is coming out with a new album of Charley Patton covers!

"Smokin’ Strings" Cigar Box Guitars Marry Art and Music

Mark Southwick gave up tobacco a quarter century ago, but still finds himself in cigar shops. He's not puffing. He's recycling; taking old cigar boxes & turning them into musical instruments.
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