Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cajun Green Bean Stir-Fry

Cajun Green Bean Stir-Fry

Keep the blues in your holiday menu by making this delicious Cajun Green Bean Stir Fry for your family and friends. Engrained in blues are traditions that can be traced back decades, and within those traditions are old ways of cooking that have been passed down from generation to generation over those same years. Traditions

Blues Music for the Holiday Season

Blues Music for the Holiday Season

The holiday season makes everyone feel a sense of nostalgia: watching classic Christmas movies, and listening to music–in some cases, over a century old. The holidays are something that most people look forward to. The precious family time, the tightly wrapped presents, the ugly sweaters, and great music. The holidays usually mean holiday tunes, which

Blues: Folk Traditions

Blues: Folk Traditions

The folklore of African American blues is something that stretches back centuries to when the Europeans kidnapped and enslaved Africans. When slavery took Africans from their native lands, they were separated from the rich musical and oral traditions native to each country and region. As they were enslaved, Africans found they had two places where

The History of the Steel Guitar

The History of the Steel Guitar

The story of the steel guitar dates back to the late 19th century in the Pacific islands of Hawaii. Hawaiians developed a style of playing regular guitar with a metal bar instead of placing their fingers on the frets. Players held the bar in their left hand to change the pitch of the guitar by

Learn the Meaning Behind These Traditional Southern Sayings

Learn the Meaning Behind These Traditional Southern Sayings

Check out these Southern sayings! The Southern United States has a unique culture. With every culture comes set traditions passed down from one generation to the next. Language is especially important when it comes to tradition and culture. When it comes to the South, tradition is no different. These Southern sayings have withstood the test

Find Out All About the History of the Harmonica

All About the History of the Harmonica

Check out these facts about the history of the harmonica. The harmonica has played a key role in blues music. It’s an instrument with a soulful timbre that we often associate with the South. However, how much do you really know about the harmonica? Find out what you need to know about the history of