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.
34 years ago today, Elvis Presley passed away at merely 42. He was, in effect, the country’s first great rock star. But before that, he was a young man from the Mississippi Delta that just wanted to play blues.
The novel is a blues gem, romping through the segregated 1938 Mississippi delta in a wild adventure through murder, dancing, cotton, Nazis, and Jim Crow. Yes, we said Nazis.
This is the first update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.
Going to the Mississippi Delta is an excursion that many fans of music and the blues have made, but two brothers from Europe are making an out of the ordinary journey.
The Mississippi River continues it’s destructive flooding, and threatens much of Louisiana, including Cajun country and even the cast of a hit TV show.
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
The Mississippi River is experiencing record flooding, destroying many places that have been home to the blues for over a century.