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Folklorist Alan Lomax’s Vast Collection Gets Digital Upgrade

The famed musicologist who made thousands of field recordings, discovering artists such from Muddy Waters to Woodie Guthrie, will finally have a vast amount of his collection freely available in digital format.

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!

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!

Gina Sicilia Launches KickStarter Campaign to Fund Fourth Studio Release

Gina Sicilia takes the next step on her musical journey by launching a KickStarter campaign, funding the completion of her fourth studio album, one that was started in 2009 with the help of Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt.

Tech Pan Alley – The Gibson Les Paul's Magical Tone

In the first edition of our new article series, we will be exploring the Gibson Les Paul, a guitar that quickly became the Holy Grail for blues guitarists because of it's unique tone, playability, feel and looks

2nd annual Clarksdale Film Festival brings Hollywood excitement to the Mississippi crossroads — January...

Movies range from Delta blues to Memphis wrestling, from a Hollywood award-winner to a stolen Picayune pickle!

Natchel Blues Network send Seth Stainback and The Bush League Off to Memphis in...

The good folks at the Natchel Blues Network put together quite an event as a final fundraiser to assist two blues acts, Roosterfoot (Seth Stainback and Keith Stainback) and The Bush League, with the expenses of their trip to the International Blues Challenge (IBC)

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!
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Bobby Messano Continues Domination of Blues Top Five Chart

Bobby Messano's album That's Why I Don't Sing The Blues continued it's assault on the Blues Top Five chart, again securing the #1 spot. Sena Ehrhardt took the number two spot with her award-winning Leave the Light On, released by Blind Pig Records.

Etta James Passes Away (1938-2012)

Etta James, the blues giant with the larger-than-life voice, has succumbed to her battle with Leukemia.
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