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Blues Foundation Announces International Blues Challenge and KBA Award Winners

Historic Beale Street will be the site for each of the challenge rounds, opening with the International Showcase on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

Excitement Draws for 2014 Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival

The Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival presented by xFinity and taking place in the "City with Soul", Jackson, Mississippi is now two months away and excitement is building for the festival

Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

if Muddy’s performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1958 didn’t cement that reputation on film, the Sony Legacy DVD Soundstage Blues Summit in Chicago, 1974 does.

The Language of the Blues: HOKUM

A lighthearted subcategory of urban blues called hokum was popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Find out all about this old, raucous, raunchy genre of blues music!

Toronzo Cannon Marches Deeper in "John The Conquer Root"

If you want contemporary and unique Chicago blues, then this album is for you. Toronzo Cannon’s John the Conquer Root on Delmark Records.

Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Fest Announces Lineup

The 26th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend
Highway 61 Museum FEATURED

Highway 61 Blues Museum & Festival – A True Delta Experience

Deep in the Delta, the Highway 61 Blues Museum shows that the small town of Leland boasts a who's who of delta bluesmen, and even leaves a mark on Rock n Roll!

King Biscuit Festival Releases iPhone App

Landmark app helps smartphone users easily plan and navigate festival events. There's something special about this year's events in the delta.
John Mayall (Photo by Maureen Clark)

John Mayall Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

Forty Below Records has announced the signing of the legendary "Godfather of British Blues," John Mayall, and a May 13 release date for his first studio album in five years
The Claudettes Infernal Piano Plot Hatched

The Claudettes' "Infernal Piano Plot…Hatched!" Seeks Your Attention

The moment eyes stop on it's artwork, a vibe is created to give the sense that this is no ordinary album...
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