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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.

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Berry

John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

Big Easy Blues – Five Must See Venues in New Orleans

Part of the adventure is finding your own golden musical nuggets in this great city.

John Németh is the Soul of the Blues

To not see his live performance would be cheating yourself of the opportunity to hear today's soul of the blues.

Robin Trower Bemoans the State of Today’s Blues

With all due respect to Mr. Trower's age, experience, and musical knowledge, I must reply, poppycock!

Australian Wave Washes Over America with New Blues

What makes this wave of Australian artists exciting and viable to American audiences is their unique take on the blues, and the clarity of their vision.

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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