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Cee Cee James, The Vocal Volcano

If you've never seen or heard Cee Cee James before, once you do, you'll wonder why not! With a rich, wildly soulful sound, James is winning fans across the country and the world.

Hugh Laurie Speaks on His Upcoming Blues Album

Holy cow, Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) is one hardcore blues fan with amazingly insightful things to say about the blues and his many, often very early blues favorites.

Delta Blues Museum Breaks Ground on Muddy Waters Addition

The Delta Blues Museum broke ground on the exciting new wing, dedicated as the Muddy Waters Addition. The 7,000 sq ft, two-story wing will house new permanent exhibits, and will open in 2012!

Rory Block's "Shake Em On Down" Is A True Homage

Rory Block is set to release her new album, a tribute to Mississippi Fred McDowell, on Tuesday. Fans of Rory and country blues will be thrilled to have her latest album, which is packed with extras.

Big Head Blues Club Channels Robert Johnson's Ghost

Big Head Todd and the Monsters have assembled a wild all-star team of bluesmen to bring a unique and rockin' version of Robert Johnson cover songs in celebration of the legend's centennial birthday.

Pinetop Perkins Passes Away

While we still don't have many details, it is with the deepest regret to announce that Delta blues legend Pinetop Perkins passed away Monday, March 21st. He was 98 years old.

Happy Birthday Son House (1902-1988)

Today is the birthday of Son House, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This is a fitting time to explore and celebrate the life of a quiet giant in music.

A Conversation With Joe Bonamassa – Who Needs Rolling Stone or...

We sat down with Joe Bonamassa, one of the best guitar players alive, to talk about blues, rock, guitars, and the release of his new album "Dust Bowl", which hits store shelves Monday!

A Brief Musical History of "Catfish Blues"

"Catfish Blues" is a persistent song. It's been sang countless times and borrowed from by the likes of Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix. Look at the history behind the iconic song and it's progression through music.

Stax Records' Legacy Lives Through Students of Music

Stax Records created a mecca of Soul Music in Memphis that acted as an anthem for an entire generation. Now, nearly 50 years later, Stax is again manufacturing great music through a world-renown school.
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