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Debra Devi

The Language of the Blues: KINGSNAKE

I’m a CRAWILN KINGSNAKE…. John Lee Hooker used to say. But this word’s meaning digs DEEP — back to Africa. Uncover the mysterious and fascinating origins of “Kingsnake”

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C.C. Rider

C.C. Rider the Venerator: John Lee Hooker

Black Hat. Dark Sunglasses. Sound like a Blues Brother to you? It is. The original Blues Brother. Inspiration to Jake and Elwood. Master songwriter, electric guitar titan, best-selling bluesman…John Lee Hooker.

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Matt Marshall

This Week in Blues Past:

This Week in Blues Past has some big landmarks, with birthdays of powerful blues stars, a big bootleg recording, blues trail markers, and much more!

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