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Queen Latifah to Portray Bessie Smith in Upcoming Movie

This is the first time Smith's life will be portrayed in film.

Finding God in the Mississippi Delta

This heartfelt article was recently a headline on CNN. The story is based in the Mississippi Delta around Moorehead, ("Where Southern Cross the Dog") and Indianola, (B.B. King's Hometown).
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18th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival 2013 Line-Up Announced

Once again, the Big Muddy Blues Festival main stage at 700 N. First Street will host a talented and diverse collection of local acts, national headliners and a Grammy winner from the world of Blues, Rock, Soul, Rockabilly and Country.

Marie Trout Book Explores the Healing Powers of Music

"I noticed that my academic research and my inner torment at the time intersected. I lived the blues, while studying the power of blues music to its fans today."
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Blues Tools – Reverb, Part 2: From Big Hall to Little Box

How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?

If Carl Weathersby Tells You He’s Bored, Don’t Believe Him

"If I wasn't so old, I don't know if I would continue to do this stuff," says Carl Weathersby after an eight hour session at Chicago's famous late-night blues club, Kingston Mines
Thorogood Photo credit - David Dobson

EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE Track From George Thorogood

The debut single is the Willie Dixon classic, "Wang Dang Doodle."

Merle Haggard Dies On 79th Birthday

He performed in concert at the White House, and toured with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.

Exclusively Sponsor the Blues Top 5 Chart!

American Blues Scene is looking for an exclusive presenting sponsor for our nationally recognized Blues Top 5 chart. The American Blues Scene draws thousands of monthly visitors, and strategic partnerships with key blues sources...
JJ Grey and Mofro - Georgia Warhorse

JJ Grey releases video for “The Sweetest Thing”

JJ Grey, driving force behind Jacksonville's JJ Grey & Mofro, has just released a video for the song, The Sweetest Thing, the first single from his critically acclaimed new CD, Georgia Warhorse.
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