Blues Music

TBT – Dr. John’s ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ Is a Harvest of Wonder

His early performances are the stuff of myth and legend, and just dropping a needle on one of his exceptional albums will ignite the passions gathered in any given space.

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz’s Blues Sermons Make Fans Smile

"I heard rock and roll music for the first time when I was 10, and right away, it just changed everything. I heard blues for the first time when I was 12. I got the 'Paul Butterfield Blues Band' album, and it changed everything."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. John

Born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., "Mac" was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Smoke Wagon Blues Band’s ‘Cigar Store’ Is a Keeper

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band has been winning fans over everywhere they perform. With 'Cigar Store' now available, they will win over even more. This is a must have album for all blues fans.

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation Educates About The Business Of The Blues

Marie Dixon talks about why her husband, Willie Dixon, started the Blues Heaven Foundation, and how it helps musicians.

Marie Dixon, Widow of Blues Legend Willie Dixon Dead at 79

"Willie felt the younger they were, the easier it would be for them to learn how to play blues music, and go forward if that’s what they chose to do."

Sharon Jones, Dynamic Voice of the Dap-Kings Dead at 60

These records were funk and soul works of art that featured a tip of the hat to the greatness of the Stax sound...

TBT – Why Everyone Loved Hubert Sumlin

"When I’m reaching an audience, I feel it." --Hubert Sumlin

Blues Foundation Announces International Blues Challenge and KBA Award Winners

Historic Beale Street will be the site for each of the challenge rounds, opening with the International Showcase on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Hubert Sumlin

Remember this name: Hubert Sumlin. You’ve heard his incredible guitar sound. All that started when Hubert was just eight years old, and he broke the one string on his brother’s homemade guitar...
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