As an affiliate, the National Blues Museum now has the opportunity to utilize the many technical and cultural facets of the GRAMMY Museum, including exhibitions, research and educational programs, internship programs for college students, and professional development seminars.
In anticipation of Robert's upcoming speech in Saint Louis for the National Blues Museum, we sat down to discuss his museum work, the influence (and lack of influence) the blues has had on popular music, his writing, and the special things that make music museums truly great.
J.J. Cale was best known for the songs ‘After Midnight’ and ‘Cocaine’, covered by Eric Clapton as well as ‘Crazy Mama’ and ‘Call Me The Breeze’.
Born John Weldon Cale in 1938, Cale recorded 14 studio albums as well as his collaboration album with Clapton ‘The Road To Escondido’.
Derek talks the family vibe of having an 11 piece band, bringing substance back to American music, how being a "orphan band" eventually helped them cross genres, and playing with B.B. King, Keith Richards, Wynton Marsalis
It is the mission of this publication to celebrate, expose, & enhance the enriching art form known as the Blues & what it's inspired. It is for these reasons that the American Blues Scene is endorsing a presidential candidate.