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Blues Music

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.
Blues Music Award FEATURED

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.
508 Park Ave Big

Renovation OK'ed for Site Where Robert Johnson Recorded

The Dallas Observer just reported that the renovation of the famous 508 Park Ave, where Robert Johnson recorded, was OKed! The best part? A recording studio!
Robert Johnson Centennial Feature

Robert Johnson Centennial – Cream Plays "Crossroads"

With less than a week until Robert Johnson’s upcoming 100th birthday, we're releasing a series of videos and articles on Johnson. Today: Cream plays "Crossroads".

New Orleans Jazzfest — Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of the finest, oldest, largest music festivals in the country, starts tomorrow! Nearly half a million people will be descending on the Crescent City!
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