Chicago Blues Camp

Long-Read Articles

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

Gregg Allman; A Blues Scholar With A Lifetime of Rock Royalty

Gregg Allman talks about the upcoming movie on his life, wanting a Blues Music Award, lovingly discusses his many blues influences, and why vinyl is making us lazy!

Opinion: Subscribe to The Blues Foundation; Renew Memberships

Our editor forgot to renew our memberships with the Blues Foundation. Publicly admitting it is his karmic retribution for such an unspeakable act, and will hopefully be a learning opportunity.

Beale Street’s Colorful History: Entertainment, Entrepreneurs, Murder & Blues

As thousands of blues fans descend on Beale Street for IBC, find rich & storied history of Beale!
Treme House... not of the Rising Sun

A Brief History of the “House of the Rising Sun”

The House of the Rising Sun may evoke memories of The Animals, but the song has a hidden & shockingly broad history, spanning every folk-inspired corner of the U.S. & dating back nearly 100 years.
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