Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of "blue notes." It emerged in Black communities of the United States from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
The Torch | The Story of Buddy Guy
Guitar icon Buddy Guy reflects on his legacy and passes along the blues lessons he received from legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf to a phenom of the next generation
Friday Nite Videos | September 9, 2022
Song Across America Blues | Playing for Change
Part of our first documentary, titled A Cinematic Discovery of Street Music
Historian Paul Garon Documented the Beauty and Radicalism of the Blues
Friday Nite Videos | March 18, 2022
Is This Kid the Future of Blues Guitar?
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a brilliant young blues guitar player from Clarksdale, Mississippi.
How Odetta Revolutionized Folk Music
Friday Nite Videos | February 18, 2022
When the Levee Breaks feat. John Paul Jones | Playing for Change
“When The Levee Breaks” is an emotionally-charged classic by Led Zeppelin. The song is a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history.
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