Mississippi Blues

Carlos Elliot Jr.’s ‘Del Otún & El Mississippi’ Is Serious Juke Joint Music

Enjoy hanging in the few juke joints that are left? Listeners should pick this up, and they'll be at the juke joint every time they put this on!

Smithsonian Folkways Releases Acquired Arhoolie Catalog

More than 5,500 Arhoolie tracks available today!

BREAKING – Phil Chess, Producer and Chess Records co-founder Dead at 95

The influence of this one record label on modern music has been profound; stirring souls, moving hearts, and informing minds of four generations of fans and musicians of all genres.

Big Blues Bender 2016 Was a Blast

This is now a “must go next year and bring my friends with me” event.

Looking Back at the 2016 King Biscuit Blues Festival

This year’s headliners included John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, and slide masters Roy Rogers and Sonny Landreth together.

Five Essential Delta Blues Albums You Must Own

Now, in the 21st century, these early players are recognized as founding fathers of the blues genre. These musicians are the pillars upon which the houses of folk, rock, and blues have been built.

TBT – Muddy Waters’ ‘The Complete Plantation Recordings’ is the Holy Grail

Interspersed along with the music are interview tracks. One gem from these is when Lomax asks Waters "Is [Son] House a better player than [Robert] Johnson is, ya think?" Waters answers, "I think they’re both about equal."

A Bluesy Afternoon at the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

Kingfish walked off the stage, joining the crowd on the green, jamming out using a wireless amplifier. It was reminiscent of a recent Buddy Guy performance I saw...

Gateway to the Blues – New Museum in the Heart of Blues Country

Among other treasures are a hand-written song book from Lightnin' Hopkins, a signed B.B. King Gibson "Lucille" guitar, and much, much more.

Inaugural Florida Jazz and Blues Festival Set for This Weekend

"This festival will become an annual event that attracts world-renowned performers, as well as jazz and blues music lovers from across the region and country."
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