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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.

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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."
Classic photo of Leonard Cohen from the artist's website

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonard Cohen

The subject matter in Cohen's songs is often morose. In fact, it became somewhat of a trademark for his music.

25 Record Stores You Have To Shop

All of them are on this list for a reason, and that reason is to get folks to visit, and immerse themselves in a culture that was nearly dead, but has made a monumental comeback.

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.

IBC Winner Dawn Tyler Watson Changes The Game

Dawn Tyler Watson had three months to recuperate from her triple bypass before competing in this year's International Blues Challenge.

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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