Category: Blues

Mr. House

Son House Son House’s place, not only in the history of Delta blues but in the overall history of the music, is a very high

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Femme Queer Expression in the Blues

Femme Queer Expression in the Blues Introduction The Blues contained one of the most emotionally-expressive and creative artists in its time. Originating in the deep-southern

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Son House: A Hidden Gem

Son House Early Life Edward James “Son” House, Jr. was born on the twenty-first day of March, 1902 in a small town in Mississippi named Lyon.

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Muddy Waters: Blues Legend

Muddy Waters a True Blues Legend By Camille Adams-Lonzer Meet McKinley Morganfield also known as Muddy Waters. Born in Issaquena County, Mississippi on April 4th

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Memphis Blues

Memphis: Home of The Blues Memphis is more than just a city, it is a polestar for soul, rock, country, gospel, and most importantly blues

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Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey Who was Ma Rainey? Born Gertrude Pridgett on April 26, 1886, in Columbus, GA, Ma Rainey was the first popular stage entertainer to

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Jimmy Reed

Origins of the Blues The Blues was a form of music that came directly after Ragtime music. It was popular in the 20th century amongst

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Ruth Brown

Miss Rhythm! Background Ruth Brown was a famed Blues singer and songwriter with an incomparable career that played an instrumental role in shaping the Blues

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