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BB King FEATURED

Kicking off B.B. King WEEK

This week we celebrate Riley "Blues Boy" King, the undisputed king of the blues, in honor of his birthday on Thursday. B.B. King will be 86 years young!
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See you at Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival in Missouri!

A dedicated blues fan has a tendency to drop everything when a great blues festival rolls around, and we know our priorities! We'll be covering a great festival in Columbia, Mo this weekend!
Elvis Presley FEATURED

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.

Raw Footage of Ottawa Bluesfest Stage Post-Collapse

American Blues Scene recently broke the news of the Ottawa Bluesfest stage collapsing under pressure. See araw video showing the chaotic aftermath of the stage's collapse, courtesy of CNN.

Heavy Winds Take Down Ottawa Blues Festival Stage

An annual outdoor concert festival in Ottawa came to an abrupt and dramatic end when a sudden and violent storm swept through the riverside site, causing the main stage to collapse and sending thousands of spectators scrambling for shelter.

Grammy Awards Digs in their Heels On Removing Awards Categories

Many blues fans are familiar with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' decision this year to remove several categories, including one of only two blues Grammy categories.
American Blues Scene Mobile FEATURED

Announcing American Blues Scene MOBILE

The American Blues Scene is proud to announce the release of the official ABS mobile website! Now you can browse the latest blues news, interviews & album reviews on the fly, right from your phone!
Chans Eggrolls, Jazz and Blues FEATURED

Chan’s Eggrolls, Jazz & Blues – Unique Blues, Unique Club

Situated in historic downtown Woonsocket, Rhode Island is Chan's Eggrolls, Jazz and Blues, a Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipient and one of the most inconspicuous & unique blues clubs in America.

SOS: Trampled Under Foot Has Sound Trailer Stolen

Trampled Under Foot, the incredibly powerful, IBC-winning band was performing a show in Raytown, Missouri, below Kansas City, Missouri, when their trailer was stolen mid-show.
President Obama Black Music Month FEATURED

President Obama Declares June "African-American Music Month"

The recent commissioning of June to be African-American Music Month by President Obama is extremely significant to the preservation and continuation of Blues' legacy and musical impact.
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