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Remembering the enigmatic and powerful Skip James on his birthday
“Lost my buddy about 9 p.m. Tonight. The last of the old school boogie woogie players Mr. Henry gray rest in peace.” – Kenny Neal
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, lovingly known across the world as Jazzfest, has released their storied lineup for the festival’s 45th anniversary.
Blues man Tabby Thomas, a well known & widely influential Baton Rouge musician, club owner, radio DJ and recording artist, and the father of blues musician & actor Chris Thomas King, has passed away.
The headstone of Mississippi Delta Blues legend Tommy Johnson was desecrated just months after finally being placed on his grave in what appears to be a deliberate act of vandalism — 45 years after he was buried.
The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation is presenting the Robert Johnson Crossroads Celebration, to be held October 27th at the historic Alamo Theatre at 33 North Farish St. in Jackson, MS.
The Famous Bentonia Blues — Skip James, Bentonia Blues Festival, & Musical Diversity
Far-reaching effects of Bentonia blues is a fascinating look at the diversity & influence of varying blues styles.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Both the soundtrack and the movie are loaded with fascinating links back to the blues.