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TBT – Why Keith Richards Matters

"If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keith Richards

On Sunday, December 18th, Rolling Stones' guitarist, Keith Richards, will turn 73 years young.

Blues/Roots Radio in the Birthplace of the Blues

At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, known as XRDS.fm.

Mississippi Blues Trail Celebrates 10 Years

The Mississippi Blues Trail Program not only celebrates and immortalizes the state’s vast contributions to the music world, but also draws so many to our state who are yearning for an authentic experience.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About JJ Cale

One of the most reclusive, laid-back artists in the history of blues, rock, Americana, and red dirt country, would have been 78 years old on December 5th.

Postal Service to Issue Mississippi Bicentennial Stamp

As part of their Statehood Series, there will be a 2017 forever stamp that celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mississippi statehood.

New Musical Works Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

The Recording Academy has announced 25 new musical works that will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Chicago Blues Camp 2017 Registration Opens

An intensive learning and performing "camp" experience for adult musicians, it offers an opportunity to learn Chicago-style blues, from talented Chicago musicians, and then play that music in the city where it all began.

TBT – Magic Sam Lives On In His Music

Perhaps he might have marveled at how popular he has become since his death. One thing is certain though; he was an innovator who blazed a path for others to follow, and his work has more than stood the test of time.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Sam

Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.
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