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Robert Johnson – The Passing of a Blues Titan

73 years ago today, Robert Johnson is said to have passed in Greenwood, Mississippi. While nearly nothing is known about the legend as a man, the music he left was some of the most influential in history.

Former Allman Brothers Guitarist Dan Toler Battles ALS

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has just gone public about his worsening battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Elvis Presley – A Man That Simply Wanted to Play The Blues

34 years ago today, Elvis Presley passed away at merely 42. He was, in effect, the country's first great rock star. But before that, he was a young man from the Mississippi Delta that just wanted to play blues.

Legendary Blues Researcher Jim O'Neal Fighting Cancer

Jim O'Neil, the legendary blues researcher and founder of Living Blues Magazine is currently undergoing cancer therapy. He does not have insurance.

Musings of an Anonymous Musician – Part 1

This is the first entry in our new limited series chronicling the struggles and satisfactions experienced by a working musician who's life making music reflects many of his counterparts.
Pickin In High Cotton

Memphis Gold's Pickin' In High Cotton

After the album opens with Howlin’ Wolf talking about what gives somebody the blues, it’s clear pretty quickly that Memphis Gold shares a background with many of the all-time greats.

Interview with bluesman Nakia from NBC's hit show The Voice

Nakia is the Austin-based blues singing rocker that gained national notoriety on NBC's smash hit The Voice. We caught up with Nakia just when he was hitting the road on The Voice tour.

What is the Roll in Rock n Roll? (From

Where did "Rock n' Roll" come from? Is “Rocket ‘88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats the very first rock and roll record?

The Legendary Trumpet Records

Trumpet records began it's existence in Jackson, Mississippi in 1951 because of a forgotten pile of records. It lasted only five years, but it's brief time made a enduring impact on musical history.

Sorry for the Wait, Blues Fans — We Have Returned!

As several have recently pointed out, we have been notably absent from posting great new blues content, as is our mission. For the past week, our editor has been in the process of moving,...
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