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A Brief History of "House of the Rising Sun"

The House of the Rising Sun may evoke memories of The Animals, but the song has a hidden & shockingly broad history, spanning every folk-inspired corner of the U.S. & dating back nearly 100 years.

Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.

Warren Haynes Celebrates “The Last Waltz 40 Tour” and More

"Well, blues is pretty much a part of everything that I do. ...That music is in my heart, and always will be."
Hugh Laurie, Dr. House (Wide)

Hugh Laurie Speaks on His Upcoming Blues Album

Holy cow, Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) is one hardcore blues fan with amazingly insightful things to say about the blues and his many, often very early blues favorites.

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.

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.
Chubby-Carrier

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Fest brings Leon Russell, Rebirth, Eric Burdon, many more...

Los Angeles area’s largest Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Roots music festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, features two stages, a Mardi Gras parade, crafts and dozens of food booths

Big Blues Bender 2016 Was a Blast

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

Smoky Greenwell Brings ‘South Louisiana Blues’ to Life

Greenwell is a force to be reckoned with and he really brings it with his harp and horn playing, and his powerful vocals. He brings the music of New Orleans and Louisiana to life.
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