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2011 Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival Lineup Announced

The Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri, quickly becoming one of the most prominent blues festivals in the country, has recently announced it's fall lineup and early ticket sales.

River Crests in Memphis, Downstream Still Faces Dangers

The Mississippi crested just shy of the record in Memphis last night, but many of the musical meccas, homes, and farmland along the Mississippi are still facing record flooding

A Brief History of Stagger Lee and Billy Lyons

Versions of the song "Stagger Lee" have been recorded over 400 times! But who was Stagger Lee? Did he run with Jesse James? What was so magical about his Stetson hat?
Robert Johnson Centennial Feature

Happy 100th Birthday Robert Johnson

May 8th marks the date, 100 years ago, that Robert Johnson was said to have been born.
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High Water, Oh Lord — Flooding in the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi River is experiencing record flooding, destroying many places that have been home to the blues for over a century.
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2011 Blues Music Awards Winners

Last night was the presentation of the prestigious 32nd annual Blues Music Awards. See who took home top honors.
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Peyton On Patton: New Big Damn Band CD Pays Tribute to the King of...

Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band is coming out with a new album of Charley Patton covers!

"Smokin’ Strings" Cigar Box Guitars Marry Art and Music

Mark Southwick gave up tobacco a quarter century ago, but still finds himself in cigar shops. He's not puffing. He's recycling; taking old cigar boxes & turning them into musical instruments.
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32nd Blues Music Awards Kick Off Tomorrow

The Blues Foundation is presenting the 32nd Blues Music Awards tomorrow, May 5, 2011, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.
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Renovation OK'ed for Site Where Robert Johnson Recorded

The Dallas Observer just reported that the renovation of the famous 508 Park Ave, where Robert Johnson recorded, was OKed! The best part? A recording studio!
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