Just like the Mississippi River itself, the blues run wide and deep, informing so much of contemporary roots music.
I've been making my living in the folk music world for 25 years and I still don't know what those two words mean.
There’s an exciting new scene of American pickers rooted in tradition who identify more with experimentation and rock ’n' roll than with simple revivalism.
Perhaps more than most genres, the blues harbors far too many hidden heroes.
We’ll take depressing songs about heartbreak and infidelity instead, thanks.
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