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Clarksdale, Mississippi’s 15th Annual Juke Joint Festival

Our choice as one of the Top 5 Best Blues Festivals in Mississippi, the annual Juke Joint Festival is not to be missed.

Bass Virtuoso Noel Neal Has Died

In a statement on his Facebook page, Noel's brother Kenny Neal posted, "It breaks my heart to tell you that my brother Noel Neal has passed..."

Jimmy Carter Presents Gregg Allman with Honorary Doctorate

Former president Jimmy Carter shared the stage with rock star Gregg Allman, as the statesman helped bestow an honorary academic degree on the Southern rock icon.

Music of Aretha Franklin to be Celebrated at Carnegie Hall

Entrepreneur, Michael Dorf, has announced that the music of Aretha Franklin will be celebrated with a special benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on March 6th, 2017.
Uncle Lionel Batiste FEATURED

'Uncle' Lionel Batiste, Bass Drummer, Singer for Tremé Brass Band Dead at 81

The powerful Lionel Batiste, of the famous Treme Brass Band, has passed away.

King Biscuit, Highway 61 blues festivals unveil back-to-back fall 2012 schedule

Unprecedented partnership creates ultimate blues pilgrimage opportunity.
Bart Walker at the King Biscuit Blues Festival FEATURED

EXCLUSIVE: Bart Walker Talks Joining Royal Southern Brotherhood

It was announced this week that Mike Zito would be leaving the seminal blues-steeped Royal Southern Brotherhood. Bart Walker talk about stepping in to try and fill Zito's larger than life shoes and the big move.
Bobby Blue Bland FEATURED

BREAKING: Bobby "Blue" Bland Passes Away

Bland was a pioneer and champion of the modern soul-blues big band sound.

B.B. King to be Remembered in Vegas, Buried in Mississippi

Visitation arrangements have been made for B.B. King, and there are emerging details about where his body will finally rest.

A Celebration Of The Music Of Jimmy Webb

This one-time concert event coincides with two milestones: Jimmy's new memoir, The Cake and The Rain, out now through St. Martin's Press, and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of "Wichita Lineman."
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