The Blues Foundation is moving to South Main next year, fulfilling a 30-year-old dream for a permanent home to showcase the music and the artists who make it.
Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”
On the heels of achieving its all-time high membership (quickly approaching 4,000 total), The Blues Foundation will honor 21 individuals and organizations with its 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Award during a recognition brunch on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 2017 class of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame includes Memphis Horns, Maurice White, and Roy Orbison.
This is the newest weekly feature!! A "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" recipient for Journalism gives readers a cultural and firsthand look back at some of the most historic moments in history!
A wealth of wonderful events will happen throughout the week surrounding the main attractions: the Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Blues Music Awards.
House, who did preach in church at times, also sang of the hypocrisy he saw in religion with lyrics such as "I'm gonna be a Baptist preacher and I sure won’t have to work."