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Recommended Blues Websites/Blogs/Podcasts

Adam Gussow's Dirty-South Blues Harp Channel - This channel features an ongoing series of free-form lessons in the subtleties of contemporary blues harmonica. Beginners will learn useful things here, but most of my conversation is oriented towards intermediate and advanced players who have learned some or most of the basic techniques but KNOW they are missing something. It's that "something" that I'm going to explore here.
 
ATC Blues - At the Crossroads – the radio show – is a weekly 60-minute syndicated program that focuses upon blues music and its various genres – Soul, R&B, Swing, Delta, Zydeco and many other styles – that fit under the umbrella of the blues. After almost 25 years as a broadcaster, in both commercial and campus radio, I have become quite aware that a growing number of listeners are very interested in special-interest forms of music and that live and recorded blues, in particular, is gaining in popularity.

Barrelhouse Blues - The world's premiere on-line destination for Blues news, videos, music, artist interviews, pictures, E-Newsletters and more!

We hope you enjoy your visit and we look forward to bringing you the best of the Blues. Please visit our Contact page to sign up for our free E-newsletter and tell us about your visit, what you enjoyed, your suggestions, etc.

Big Road Blues - Big Road Blues airs on Sundays 5 to 7 PM (EST) on WGMC Jazz90.1 and streams live on the web. The show is an exploration of traditional blues spanning the 1920’s through the 1970’s. In addition to classic artists, the show will focus an equal amount of time on those forgotten blues figures from the past; from the once popular artists who are now forgotten to the obscure artists who may have only cut a handful of 78's or 45's. This site is updated regularly with play lists, show notes, blues articles and reviews.

Blues Association of South East Queensland - B lues Association of South East Queensland is a proud affiliated member of the Blues Foundation Memphis TN USA.

BASEQ is a non-profit association with a charter to promote the awareness and appreciation of Blues music in SEQ. This means providing members with a Blues music information network and fostering and encouraging an increase in live performances of Blues music.

Blues Bytes - A Monthly Online Of Blues CD Reviews

Blues For Peace - Blues for Peace was set up in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the blues.

Blues In The Northwest - blues news - blues reviews - blues gig guide
 
Blues Stencils - These are a few stencils that I have created. Print them out, cut out the black parts and then use a spray can to mark your territory with blues masters.

The stencils are GIF files, 512 pixels wide. When you print them, check off "fit to page" in the print dialog box. The images are all negative images of the small images here.

Blues-Finland.com - Blues reviews, interviews, news, features and more!

Blueslinks.nl - The Mother of all Blueslinks Collections

CanadianBlues - Canadianblues.ca is now back. New and improved! The site has now been redesigned using Joomla - an open source content management system - which makes the whole process of updating the site much more efficient. Joomla offers a plethora of options which will enable us to create a blues site like no other. You will find much of what was on the original site but new features will be added over the next few months so be sure to bookmark the site and visit often.

Dust My Broom - Home of the Friday Night Blues Podcast!

Early Blues - "Long may the Blues wake up this morning and every morning"

Eddy B's Blueheart Archive - I was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and moved to Brantford, Ontario when I was two years old. After my father passed away my mother and I moved to Toronto and I’ve been here ever since. I began getting interested in the Blues in 1964 in my high school years and started to collect Blues records then as well. I started to take photographs in 1966. I was very fortunate that during my early years I got the incredible opportunity to work at one of the best record stores in Toronto, Record Villa, on Avenue Road. The back part of the store had over one hundred thousand 45’s and I searched the bins for many records that began the start of my Blues record collection which now has become an archive of Blues recordings covering the pre and post war period in the Blues. I should also mention that my life style, although revolves around the Blues, there are many things related to the 40’ and 50’s that I believe link up to my love of Blues history. I collect almost anything that has to do with Hot Rod and Kustom Kars from this period like magazines, die casts, photos, and posters from juvenile delinquency and Rock ‘n’ Roll movies.
 
One of the things I really like collectin' are those vintage pin-up pictures, ties, calendars and playing cards. I’m also a collector of vintage clothing from the late 40's and 50's period. I love these vintage styles because they give me a pride of a past heritage. My collection of recordings led to the CD release of two volumes called “Midnite Blues Party”. Also check out my other links on this website, my CD and LIVE reviews, and especially my Blues Photo Archive which exhibits hundreds of the photographs that I’ve taken since 1968. Why call my website Blueheart Archive? During my many years of hosting a Blues radio show called "Eddy's Place" I became known as "the man with a blue heart". I’m very proud as an individual of my personal history in the Blues world. Eddy B’s “Blueheart Archive” is here for you to understand my involvement in the Blues. 
 
Hornby Island Blues Workshop - One of Canada's premier Blues instructional camps.

Now in our 10th year, we invite some of the finest roots and blues musicians around to share their knowledge and inspiration with around 70 students. With our small class sizes, you get hands-on instruction, and one on one support to develop your musical talents. Our workshops cover a wide variety of instruments and blues playing styles. Students of all levels, from beginners to expert players will appreciate the positive and creative atmosphere that is everywhere during "Blues Week".

Junior's Juke Joint - I'm a cultural anthropologist who lives in the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana side, and I spend lots of time in Delta juke joints. You're about to take a trip inside the places where the blues began. I'm not talking about white people blues bars filled with college students. I'm talking about edge-of-a-cotton-field juke joints filled with real Delta folks.

Livin Blues - WELCOME TO LIVINBLUES - The Blues is for everyone. It's no matter your age, gender, race or religion, the Blues runs deep. We got the medicine fo' whatcha need here with our Blues Features inside. Guaranteed to entertain, inform and help you meet new and old fans of Blues culture everywhere. Check out the CD reviews and artist info in the many Blues Rooms. LivinBlues updates regular, to bring you the latest Blues e-news, and Blues music. The Blues are the true facts of life, expressed in words, song, feeling, and understanding.

Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast - The Podcast Home Of The Blues

Nothing But The Blues - Weekly Blues Podcast
 
ParamountsHome - ParamountsHome was founded by author of "Paramount's Rise and Fall", Alex van der Tuuk, and Grafton residents Pat and Angela Mack in the beginning of 2005. After realizing that such an archive has not been available on Paramount-related topics, we saw the need to educate.

Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt  - Scratchy vanity 45s, pilfered field recordings, muddy off-the-radio sounds, homemade congregational tapes and vintage commercial gospel throw-downs; a little preachin', a little salvation, a little audio tomfoolery.

Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio - Smokestack Lightnin' features the very best New Blues and newly reissued Classic Blues, Adult R&B, Adult Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco Blues, and Gospel. Although the show is predominately music, hosts Paul Newnum, Tommy Thompson, Marvin Rooks and Rob McKinney frequently dispense brief gems of information about the music and these great musicians.

Sonny Boy Lee's "Ain't Nuthin' But The Blues!" - JUST SURFING IN? Don't forget to check out Chicago-style, urban back in the alley blues picker Sonny Boy Lee, who, against insurmountable odds, stubbornly follows Muddy Waters' advice and lets his guitar notes b-r-e-a-t-h-e . 

South Australian Roots and Blues - SARB promotes roots and blues to an ever increasing local, national and international audience. We have been doing so since 1997.

www.sablues.org is our primary means for promotion. This web site offers a Gig Guide, Podcasts, CD Reviews, Video Clips, Gallery, News, Features and Touring updates. Our fortnightly Newsletter is emailed to our 700+ subscribers. Subscribing to SARB is free. Contributions are gratefully received. Items are included in Newsletter Bulletins and on the Web Site at the editor's discretion. Direct correspondence to: david@sablues.org. See contact page for further details.

www.sablues.org gets well over 4000 visitors and 90,000 hits each month. Our Podcasts receive over 1000 downloads. Our Podcast RSS feed gets 15,000 hits/month ( August 2008 Webalizer stats)

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation - The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation is keeping East coast acoustic folk blues alive.  Through weekly Saturday jams, performances, workshops, exhibits, and lectures, AEBHF carries on the educational tradition of celebrated Piedmont blues artist Archie Edwards.

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center - Inspire Hope, Creativity and Greatness... From the cotton fields, street corners and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music – the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, this form that has influenced musicians worldwide is deeply rooted in Delta soil. And so is the man who helped spread the blues as its foremost ambassador.

Welcome to the story of B.B. King.

The Blue Highway - . . . winds past the plantation houses of the Mississippi Delta to the south-side clubs and tenements of postwar Chicago. While it's a somber trip, humbling, and even distressing, it's also enchanting and joyful -- and reassuring in its success.

The history of the blues is more than a musical chronology. The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon. It was raised amid the institutionalized savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of America's largest cities. We owe the blues to those who bore the pain of enslavement behind the frightful shadows of our collective soul. The Blue Highway, then, is dedicated to the men and women who traveled beyond our ignorant place, and to those who could not.

The Blue Shoe Project - Blues today for a Brighter Tomorrow

The Blues Database - On this site you find information about who wrote which song and who played it. Of course only blues related... Just browse the discographies section to find what you want to know.

The Blues Foundation - Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. With 165 affiliated Blues societies and a membership that spans the globe, the Foundation’s signature honors and events—the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Awards—make it the international center of Blues music. Its HART Fund assists the Blues community with medical assistance while it’s Blues in the Schools programming exposes new generations to Blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.

The Roadhouse - The Finest Blues You've Never Heard

Uncensored History of the Blues - A discussion of the Uncensored History of the Blues Podcast. This Blog is not updated much but still has some pretty good historical podcasts available on it....