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Smithsonian Folkways Releases Acquired Arhoolie Catalog

More than 5,500 Arhoolie tracks available today!

Fans Go ‘Wild’ Over Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Latest Release!

This fine album is sure to be a hit with JST fans, and everyone else should pick up a copy too!

Blues Pundit Ralph Speas Dead at 83

"Nothing has ever been boring in my life," he said, "and that’s a healthy thing."

TBT – JJ Cale & Leon Russell at the Paradise Studios, LA 1979

Cale himself is constantly smiling, like a kid in a candy store, about to walk out the door with a pocket full of sweets no one knows he has.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Scotty Moore

"Everyone else wanted to be Elvis, I wanted to be Scotty." - Keith Richards

BREAKING – Leon Russell Dead at 74

In 2011 Russell was inducted into both the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, joining Johnny Cash and a very select group in being so honored.

Mississippi Blues Trail Celebrates 10 Years

The Mississippi Blues Trail Program not only celebrates and immortalizes the state’s vast contributions to the music world, but also draws so many to our state who are yearning for an authentic experience.

Marie Trout Book Explores the Healing Powers of Music

"I noticed that my academic research and my inner torment at the time intersected. I lived the blues, while studying the power of blues music to its fans today."

Chicago Legend “Killer” Ray Allison Passes at 60

"In all he did, he was so positive. He was such a gentleman and a role model. He did not drink or use drugs, and he always had such a positive energy. That's why everyone loved him and enjoyed having him around."

Odds Lane Spends a ‘Last Night on Cherokee’

"The music that we make, that's honest. That's us. Its what we do."
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