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Blues Music

15-Time BMA Nominee Nick Moss to Feature Award-Winning Vocalist Curtis Salgado on Chicago Dates

Two American Blues Scene favorites, Nick Moss and Curtis Salgado, are joining the stage for a series of Chicago performances!
100K FEATURED

100,000 Fans and Visitors – An American Blues Scene Milestone

The American Blues Scene has surpassed a milestone 100,000 visitors in 2011. Thanks to all of our readers for their loyal support!
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The Mississippi Continues it's Destructive March to the Gulf

The Mississippi River continues it's destructive flooding, and threatens much of Louisiana, including Cajun country and even the cast of a hit TV show.
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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