Recommended Blues Websites/Blogs/Podcasts
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.
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
A Monthly Online Of Blues CD Reviews
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 In The
blues news - blues reviews - blues gig guide
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 reviews, interviews, news, features and more!
The Mother of all Blueslinks Collections
- 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.
- Home of the Friday Night Blues Podcast!
"Long may the Blues wake up this morning and every morning"
Eddy B's Blueheart
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.
Saloon Blues Podcast
- The Podcast Home Of The Blues
Nothing But The
- 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
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage
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
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.
. . . 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 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....