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Blues Foundation Board Reviews Hall of Fame Plans

The Blues Foundation is moving forward with plans to utilize some of their new space to create the Blues Hall of Fame.

Musicians Hall Of Fame Inducts Buddy Guy

The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy.
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Enter to WIN Buddy Guy’s Signed Guitar!!

For the release of Buddy Guy's hotly anticipated new "Born to Play Guitar", American Blues Scene, RCA Records, and Blind Raccoon are giving away a grand prize signed Buddy Guy Strat, BG albums, and cool merch every week!

Blues/Roots Radio in the Birthplace of the Blues

At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, known as XRDS.fm.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Sonny Boy Williamson

It was 1969, Zeppelin recorded a track for their album Led Zeppelin II. A song they took credit for writing, called "Bring it On Home." You may know it. Goes like this. Great song. One problem though - they didn't write it.

Chicago Blues: A Living History is Set to Begin Its Latest Venture; Will You...

"We brought together these extraordinary band leaders to honor the past, celebrate the present and to help guarantee the future of the Chicago Blues tradition."

International Blues Music Day

New York City Bluesman Johnny Childs is eager to tell anyone who will listen why he initiated the grassroots movement to establish an International Blues Music Day. Find out why!
Steve Miller and Jimmy Vaughan at Santa Cruze Blues Festival (Photo: © Jerome Brunet Photography http://www.JeromeBrunet.com)

Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2013 Brings Serious Blues to the West Coast

The sun wasn't the only thing that was heating things up at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival Memorial Day weekend!
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Beale Street Stories: Sweet Willie Wine

The American Blues Scene welcomes author Preston Lauterbach as a new regular guest writer. This article is from the musings of a colorful character who found himself around Memphis in the fever pitch of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Rolling Stones Pay For Hubert Sumlin's Burial

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have insisted on covering the full expense of pioneering bluesman Hubert Sumlin's burial.
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