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The Famous Bentonia Blues — Skip James, Bentonia Blues Festival, & Musical Diversity

Far-reaching effects of Bentonia blues is a fascinating look at the diversity & influence of varying blues styles.
Les Paul FEATURED

Les Paul — The Man, The Musical Master

Today is the birthday of the legendary Les Paul, a man who's name is nearly synonymous with music.

BB King: The Life of Riley in Select US Theaters Beginning May 21st

The much-lauded feature documentary film on the extraordinary life of Blues legend B.B. King will be in theaters nationwide starting on May 21st

2nd annual Clarksdale Film Festival brings Hollywood excitement to the Mississippi crossroads — January...

Movies range from Delta blues to Memphis wrestling, from a Hollywood award-winner to a stolen Picayune pickle!
Son House Featured

Happy Birthday Son House (1902-1988)

Today is the birthday of Son House, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This is a fitting time to explore and celebrate the life of a quiet giant in music.
Blues Music Awards 2014

35th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The 35th Blues Music Awards nominees have been announced by The Blues Foundation. Incredible performers have been nominated in 25 categories

An ABS Audio Interview With Beverly McClellan From The Voice

Before Beverly McClellan ever stepped foot on L.A. soil, she had already put out five albums of soulful and heavily blues infused music. Her latest album that was released just before the rocket left the launching pad contains a song titled "I Can't Hide Me" and this might as well be her theme song.

2016 Sam Chatmon Blues Festival Showcases Blues, Gospel and More

Don't miss the chance to enjoy blues, gospel, and a bit of country music while sharing good food and tall tales with friends and neighbors. Remember: Admission is free!
BottleNeck Blues Bar at AmeriStar Casino FEATURED

Bridging the Blues Kicks Off at AmeriStar's Bottleneck Blues Bar in Vicksburg

In a warm, still Mississippi night in the bottom of the delta, the blues roared on the big muddy, courtesy of the incredible talent of Stevie J.

Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.
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