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Washington Ave. in Saint Louis was filled with people and the air was electric for the National Blues Museum’s opening. News crews reported, cameras flashed. The mayor and Saint Louis dignitaries were there. So were blues legends Bobby Rush and Shemekia Copeland! Find everything you need to know about the National Blues Museum and how to plan a musical vacation to Saint Louis.
1. Big Walter April 6th, 1918: Blues harmonica player, “Big Walter” Horton was born in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Also known…
What is Bluzaplooza? Shemekia Copeland, Saddam’s Palace, incredible blues, and hurricanes… all in the name of paying our troops back for their incredible sacrifice.
“Blues is the blueprint. It’s the foundation of all contemporary music, no matter where you go.” – Corey Harris
30th annual Chicago Blues Festival on June 6-9, Shemekia Copeland and Bobby Rush kick off the festival’s Journey Up the Mississippi
IN 2007, Steve Simon saw an interview with a soldier fighting overseas. He was soon inspired to create Bluzapalooza, a concert event with celebrity blues musicians for the troops. Now Bluzapalooza needs your help!
Editor’s Note: This is an incredibly special part of “dual articles” about the dynamic Shemekia Copeland and her long time manager and songwriter, John Hahn!
The blues superstar talks her huge new album, covering Dylan, Sam Cooke, and her father, as well as playing at the White House, paving her own way, and being presented the mantle as the new “Queen of the Blues”!
On April 22nd, incredibly talented performers took the stage at the Howard Theater. The outcome was legendary.