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Treme House... not of the Rising Sun

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.

EXCLUSIVE Free Download featuring Taj Mahal from Blues Planet

Upcoming album "Blues Planet" has given the American Blues Scene an exclusive Taj Mahal track for our readers to download FREE!
Lee Pons FEATURED

Lee Pons, an Interview with the Boogie Voodoo Man & the Art of the...

Fascinating blues piano master Lee Pons talks about solo, boogie, and plenty more!

The Magic of Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth has developed not just as an extremely competent conventional guitarist, but into someone who has mastered a technique with slide harmonics that nobody can touch. Sonny's music is magical.
Fats Domino FEATURED

Behind The Keys – The "Fat Man", Fats Domino

Fats Domino emerged from New Orleans to become one of rock-and-roll's earliest and finest stars. With over 65 million record sales to his credit, he has had an incredible impact on music.
Tab Benoit FEATURED

Interview with Tab Benoit on the Back Porch

Tab Benoit came by to talk about his new album Medicine, the continuing problem in the Gulf Coast, and his amazing music and influences! See what he had to say!
Ben Prestage FEATURED

Ben Prestage Sits Down for an Interview on the Back Porch

Ben Prestage recently brought his one-man-band act to the back porch to talk about his musical heritage, his influences, and his rockin' new CD, One Crow Murder!
Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions Promo (narrow)

Free Download of "Roadside Attractions" by Marcia Ball

Alligator Records is releasing a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track off of Marcia Ball's Roadside Attractions! Download it now! And if you like it, buy the album!

Catfish & Cotton; Fourth Report from the Road

This is the fourth update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.
Davina and the Vagabonds

"Black Cloud" by Davina & the Vagabonds – Horns, Pianos, Vocals & Soul

"Black Cloud" sports an album cover showing a simple, nondescript cloud that hides a CD bursting at the seams with classic New Orleans and powerful vocals.
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