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Marie Trout Book Explores the Healing Powers of Music

"I noticed that my academic research and my inner torment at the time intersected. I lived the blues, while studying the power of blues music to its fans today."

Marie Trout Book Explores the Healing Powers of Music

"I noticed that my academic research and my inner torment at the time intersected. I lived the blues, while studying the power of blues music to its fans today."

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016

It just shows what a rich pool of talent Memphis has to draw from. Not only this year, but for many years to come.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mississippi John Hurt

Hurt taught himself to play guitar, beginning around the age of 9.

Davy Knowles Celebrates Top 5 Debut

"I'm overwhelmed by the support for the new record, and so glad to see it being received so well."

Bluesman’s Estate Sues Eric Clapton Over Mistaken ‘Unplugged’ Credit

The suit alleges that Clapton incorrectly credited the fabled musician Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as the writer of the song at issue, "Alberta" in the liner notes of the Unplugged album, released in 1992.

Delta Blues Museum to Receive $1.6 Million Upgrade

"These strategic investments help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives."

Radio Great Herb Kent Dead at 88

Growing up in the Ida B. Wells housing project, Kent couldn't have possibly imagined the how many lives he would influence...

Blues Pundit Ralph Speas Dead at 83

"Nothing has ever been boring in my life," he said, "and that’s a healthy thing."

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry never thought about a music career. He did well in school, and liked farming. Wanted to grow up, continue his education and have his own farm. But by 18, two separate accidents left him completely blind. All that was left for him job-wise was music...
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