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King Biscuit Festival FEATURED

See you at King Biscuit Festival in the Delta!

A dedicated blues fan has a tendency to drop everything when a great blues festival rolls around, and we know our priorities! We’re making the trip down to the King Biscuit Festival, in Helena,...

B.B. King Week: B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

In 2008, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a striking 20,000 square foot, $14 million tribute to the revered bluesman, was opened to the public with great fanfare.
Brighter Days - JJ Grey and Mofro Album FEATURED

JJ Grey and Mofro's New Album Brighter Days is out Today

The brand new album Brighter Days, a live DVD/CD by JJ Grey and Mofro, is finally out as of today. We recently gave Brighter Days a rave review for it's absolutely wonderful energy and richly soulful sound. It's worth a look.

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!
Roots n Blues FEATURED 1

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!
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