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Early Blues Research in the 21st Century

Today's guest article is from Jason Rewald, of The Delta Blues Blog. Jason discusses proper and effective research into early delta blues, the foundation of modern music as we know it.

"The Nightshift" Blues Radio Show Debuts Tonight!

David Samson is a 15 year veteran of the airwaves hosting a weekly Blues program called The Nightshift

Billy Gibbons Talks About His Hero Muddy Waters (RS Magazine, 2004)

Billy gibbons, of the rightseous rock trio ZZ Top, tells Rolling Stone Magazine about how Muddy Waters influenced him, and the time he spent with Muddy on tour!

Remembering John Lee Hooker on the eve of his Blues Trail Marker

Tomorrow, the Mississippi Blues Commission will be unveiling a Blues Trail Marker for John Lee Hooker. We're taking this opportunity to remember a giant in blues music and a cultural icon.
Rob Blaine - Big Otis Blues

Rob Blaine Flexes His Blues Muscles in Big Otis Blues

Rob Blaine is a Chicago blues talent, and his latest album, Big Otis Blues, is a statement that his diverse brand of the blues is a force to be reckoned with.
Hugh Laurie, Dr. House (Wide)

Hugh Laurie (Yes, “House, M.D.”) Plays Some Delta Blues!

Check out Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) playing some delta blues style slide guitar!
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Behind the Keys – The Hammond B3 Organ

Today's post about the Hammond B3 organ is taken from the Suncoast Blues Society! You can hear Hammond B3 Organs in an astounding amount of music. Let's learn about the broad diversity the B3 has to offer!
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Smokin' Memphis Soul & Deep Blues

Memphis is one of the most musically rich cities in the world; home to geniuses like B.B. King, Sam Phillips, and Elvis Presley... names that are just a drop in the bucket of Memphis music. What do the hundreds of other Memphis exports have in common? The Blues.

Texas style blues with Marc Benno and The West Side Horns

Marc Benno has released another album "I Got It Bad" to add to his already bulging body of work. According to my calculations this is the 18th album released by Marc Benno. He has...

Arhoolie Records' Roots Showing on 50th Birthday

Arhoolie Records & founder Chris Strachwitz celebrate 50 years of amazing blues from the legendary roots record label next week!
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