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Long-Read Articles

These are articles over roughly 750-1000 words. People who want to invest some time in reading come to this section.

Remembering Tom Petty

I lost someone whose music has been with me since I’ve been alive, who helped define the good times and who made the bad times endurable.

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

Larry McCray Is Colorful and Colorblind

“You don’t see any black people playing country, and there’s been only one black rock and roll band in my lifetime, and that’s Living Color.”
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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."
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About John Lee Hooker

"Nobody know John Lee Hooker. They know as much about my cat as they know about me."

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."

‘I Am the Blues’ Rediscovers National Treasures

"Everyone has a particular first-hand life experience but this particular segregated, sharecropping, slavery-type experience ends at that generation."

Blues From The Top Festival Is a Labor of Love

"The blues festival is a blues family that includes the fans that have come together with all of us, partnering to make it a success."
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