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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!

The Fast Track with Pierre Lacocque

"Well, one that I am quite pleased with and it’s a blessing, with the years the name of the band has grown among fans."

The Fast Track with Anthony Moser

"I write songs because I feel like I have something I want to express, and that is the best way that I can do it."

Chicago Blues Camp 2017 Registration Opens

An intensive learning and performing "camp" experience for adult musicians, it offers an opportunity to learn Chicago-style blues, from talented Chicago musicians, and then play that music in the city where it all began.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mississippi John Hurt

Hurt taught himself to play guitar, beginning around the age of 9.

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Berry

John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

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.

Delta Blues Museum to Receive $1.6 Million Upgrade

"These strategic investments help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives."

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."

Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."
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