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Blues Music

The New Orleans Tremé and the Birth of Jazz

Jazz was born in Brass and bacon grease down in the Tremé . This year, The famed neighborhood celebrates the 200th anniversary of it's annexation into New Orleans.
Students Leaving for "At The Crossroads", hosted by Michelle Obama and Robert Santelli in the White House

Students travel to White House to meet President, talk Blues Music

American Blues Scene was on hand as the National Blues Museum, members of the press, and families gave a grand farewell to ten of the best and brightest students from Saint Louis.
Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies

Musical Triumph in "A Hundred White Lies" by Shane Dwight

Blues is often about broken hearts. With A Hundred White Lies, Shane Dwight gives us his, in musical sadness and triumph.

Mardi Gras: FREE Piano Blues Tracks for your own Mardi Gras Pleasure!

Exclusive free downloads to create your very own Mardi Gras, wherever you are!

Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.

Blues Tools – Pignose: Portable Power

The Pignose amplifer -- a battery-ppowered, 5 watt monster -- was introduced in the early 70s and quickly became a popular fixture for small gatherings and practices.
Toronzo Cannon - Leaving Mood (Delmark Records)

"Leaving Mood" by Toronzo Cannon Knocks one out of Wrigley Field with Great Chicago...

This is Chicago blues -- today’s Chicago -- as good as it gets.

First Annual NOLAFunk Jazzfest Series Announces Initial Lineup:

7 Walkers, Anders Osborne, EOTO, Leftover Salmon, Los Lobos, Grammy Award Winners Rebirth Brass Band, & more
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