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Blues Music

FEATURED The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock n Roll by Preston Lauterbach

Preston Lauterbach Explores the Origins of the Chitlin' Circuit

Preston Lauterbachs new book, The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock N Roll explores the electrifying & colorful origins of the famous Chitlin Circuit, a loose trail of small town venues hosting black entertainers.
FEATURED Memphis Slim

Behind The Keys – Memphis Slim

This time in our Behind The Keys series, we'll take a look at the life of Memphis Slim. Slim brought his unique blues piano to the masses and helped to pioneer the popular sound of the blues in it's 1950's heyday.

Nick Moss Streams "It'll Turn Around," First Single From Here I Am

Listen to the first track of the new album Here I Am from Nick Moss!

Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner — Weaving Experiences with Guitars

Eddie Turner, the dynamic guitarist and one-time Otis Taylor band member, doesn't so much as play the instrument -- he glides across the notes, creating an unmatched otherworldly mysticism.

Samantha Fish – Runaway Album Review

Samantha Fish, a relative newcomer to the blues, has recently released a top quality, guitar-driven album, produced by Mike Zito, that touches on a number of styles and boasts several memorable tracks.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Bo Diddley play "Goin Down Slow"

Today's video features three famous Chess artists, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Bo Diddley in a fantastic, slow-simmering version of "Goin Down Slow".
Blue Mosiac - The Kingsnakes

Blue Mosiac by The Kingsnakes is Classic Chicago Blues

On their latest album, the Kingsnakes are largely doing what they've done best for nearly two decades: Chicago Blues
Willie Big Eyes Smith FEATURED

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Passes Away

We are deeply saddened to report that Willie "Big Eyes" Smith passed away early the morning of September 16, 2011 at his home in Chicago from a stroke. All arrangements are pending and information will be forthcoming.

Blues Foundation Board Reviews Hall of Fame Plans

The Blues Foundation is moving forward with plans to utilize some of their new space to create the Blues Hall of Fame.


Today in September 16, 1925, B.B. King was born in the rural Mississippi Delta. The king of the blues is 86 years young today, and still touring and entertaining crowds across the world.
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