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Furry Lewis.

Remembering Furry Lewis… “When I lay my burden down”

From SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS Walter “Furry” Lewis (1893– 1981) personified the relaxed and intimate character of the early blues. A master of multiple guitar techniques, he was most notably an impressive bottleneck guitarist who echoed his vocal phrasings with an expressive set of sliding notes. He was able to give his performances a spontaneity, subtlety, and […]

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Blues Foundation 2019 IBC winners.

Blues Foundation 2019 IBC winners

NEWS: Winners of International Blues Challenge announced: Kevin “B.F.” Burt, the Keeshea Pratt Band, and more From THE BLUES FOUNDATION KEVIN “B.F.” BURT PICKS UP A TRIO OF VICTORIES AND THE KEESHEA PRATT BAND EARNS BEST BAND HONORS AT THE 34th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE Artur Menezes, Daniel Eriksen, Fuzzy Jeffries, and Jontavious Willis also […]

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Sandy Carroll.

“Mississippi Me” video by Sandy Carroll

 About Sandy Carroll Via Sandy Carroll website. Last Southern Belle is Sandy Carroll’s third album for Catfood Records. Her prior releases, Unnaturally Blonde (2013) and Just as I Am (2011) received international critical acclaim and substantial radio airplay on blues and Americana/country radio stations. In 2012, the single “Romeo and Juliet,” off the Just […]

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The Daily Country.

Clarksdale Blues, a country song by Amy McCauley

 Premiere: Amy McCarley “Clarksdale Blues” (hear complete song below) From THE DAILY COUNTRY With poignant and thought provoking lyrics, Alabama’s Amy McCarley finds balance in a new perspective with MECO, her 3rd studio album due February 8, 2019. MECO, an acronym borrowed from the Space Shuttle program that stands for Main Engine Cut Off, occurs when on board propulsion systems disengage […]

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Aretha Franklin.

In Memoriam 2018: The Musicians We Lost

From NPR by Tom Huizenga and Robin Hilton From standard-bearing singers and instrumentalists to genre innovators, from businesspeople who introduced new ways of listening and sharing to activists who made performance their platform, vital voices from all over the music map left us this year — some far too soon. Hear a few of their […]

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2018 Deep Blues Festival, Clarksdale.

Deep Blues Festival starts Thursday

2018 Deep Blues Festival October 11-14 Clarksdale BUY TICKETS here Event Schedule Thursday, October 11 Molly Gene One Whoaman Band Venue: The New Roxy 7:00 PM           Jimbo Mathus and the Dirty Crooks Venue:  The New Roxy 8:00 PM           RL Boyce Venue: The Shack Up Inn […]

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Jimmy Reed.

2 Day in Music: Sept. 6th (Jimmy… you were the Boss Man)

Notable events in music history that have happened on September 6th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1877:   Cornet player and early developer of New Orleans’ jazz and ragtime, Buddy Bolden (“Funky Butt”, Buddy Bolden’s Blues”, “Callin’ My Chillun’ Home”) born in New Orleans. 1925:  Blues great Jimmy Reed […]

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2 Day in Music: Sept 4th (Chicago bans Street Fighting Man)

Notable events in music history that have happened on September 4th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1781:  Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish settlers. 1882:  Thomas Edison starts the first commercial electric power plant in history. 1888:  George Eastman gets his patent for a camera that uses […]

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Buddy Guy.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 30th (Buddy, Buddy, Buddy…)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 30th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1800:  Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen. 1836:  Houston, Texas founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. […]

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David 'Honeyboy' Edwards.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 29th (Honeyboy and Jimmy Reed)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 29th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 708:  Copper coins in Japan for the first time. 1758:  First reservation established for Native American Indians at Indian Mills, New Jersey. 1831:  Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday. 1885:  The first […]

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