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Interviews

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Pop Soul & Rock N Roll – The New Respects

Their music is original, their style unique, and their harmonies tighter than the rubber band around the Sunday Times. The New Respects are the real deal.

Why Black Stone Cherry Loves Their Blues Too

"Here’s the cool thing about blues... everybody is influenced by the blues, whether they know it or not."

Rhiannon Giddens: A Black Musician with Strings Attached

"Being a black American is part of the American identity. And nothing says that better than music."

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Opens Doors

"I knew what I was doing. I knew what I wanted to do. Then, I got the opportunity to do it."

Mt. Zion Memorial Fund Preserves Delta Legacy One Project At a Time

"In another instance, a farmer removed the headstones from a cemetery, plowed over the land and planted cotton in place of the markers..."

Keeping the Mississippi Blues Legacy Alive and Relevant

"We have to make the area and our culture, and our history relevant to young people. It has to tie into current day amenities in some form or fashion."

Marty Stuart Honors the Past, Looks to the Future

"You can’t keep music for yourself any more than you could put your arms around the water in a river. You have to be a part of the moment."

Quick Chat and A Mad Soundcheck with Trenton Ayers

"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...

The Gospel According to Reverend Peyton

The only thing, that can save blues in America, is blues artists making music that people want to listen to, and play.

Southern Avenue Debuts Worldly Memphis Sound

"So we're collaborating a lot more now than when we first started. It's organic. It's normal for us. That's how it should be."
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