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Find Out More About the History of the Blues

Find Out More About the History of the Blues

Learn about the history of the blues genre. The blues genre is uniquely American. With its origins in the American South, the history of the blues has horrific beginning. However, the genre has continued to evolve and influence modern music. Find out all about the history of the blues so that you can stay informed

Learn How These Musicians Left Their Mark on the Blues Genre

Learn How These Musicians Left Their Mark on the Blues Genre

Check out these artists that left their mark on defining the blues genre. Blues music is a hallmark of American music. With its beginnings in Louisiana, the genre evolved to spread throughout the country, creating subgenres such as urban blues, country blues, Chicago blues, Memphis blues, 12-bar blues, and more. The genre even inspired the

Hollywood Blues Bash Featuring Booker T.’s Stax Revue

Hollywood Blues Bash Featuring Booker T.’s Stax Revue

Rock out at the Hollywood Blues Bash Featuring Booker T.’s Stax Revue. Support local radio and come and celebrate all things blues at the Hollywood Blues Bash featuring Booker T.’s Stax Revue. This event, presented by KJAZZ and Rum & Humble, features outstanding Blues musicians, including Booker T.’s Stax Revue, Arthur Adams, and Karen Lovely.

Learn About the Different Sub-Genres of Blues Music

Learn About the Different Sub-Genres of Blues Music

Explore the Blues with this information about the different types of Blues music. When it comes to Southern music, the Blues plays a big role. While all Blues music shares similar characteristics, the Blues is a complex genre full of unique styles. These different types of styles, each play an important role in the overall

Learn All About How the Blues Influence Rock and Roll

Learn All About How the Blues Influence Rock and Roll

Find out what you need to know about the Blues and Rock and Roll. The Blues has an influential role on many musical genres, but it was perhaps the most influential on Rock and Roll. Without the Blues, Rock and Roll wouldn’t exist. Find out more about the relationship between the Blues and Rock and

Learn All About Accordions and Their Role in Cajun-Zydeco and Blues Music

Learn All About Accordions and Their Role in Cajun- Zydeco and Blues Music

Find out all about accordions and how they influence both Cajun-Zydeco and Blues music. When it comes to Southern music, both Cajun-Zydeco and Blues come to mind. Two distinctly different genres, both with deep roots in the American South. Yet despite their different timbres, there are some similarities between the two types of music. Cajun-Zydeco

Artist Spotlight: MITCH RYDER

Artist Spotlight: MITCH RYDER

This year at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival, make room on your schedule for Mitch Ryder!  Mitch Ryder was the bridge that connected Motown soul factory and the high-energy rock ‘n’ roll that exploded out of Detroit and inspired such artists like Iggy Pop, MC5, Ted Nugent, and Bob Seger. Ryder hit the scene

Crawdaddio to Perform at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Crawdaddio to Perform at the Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Crawdaddio is the perfect band that brings the good spirit of the bayou to life with their driving zydeco beat. Every night is Mardi Gras when Crawdaddio hits your town! This band brings the spirit of the bayou and drive their zydeco beat at festivals, clubs, and corporate events everywhere. For the past four years,

Get to Know the Bayou Brothers

Who Is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

The Bayou Brothers will play at the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. Here are a few facts about the members of this fun and great band.  John Chambers (Accordion, keyboards, and vocals) – John “Squeezebox” Chambers picked up the accordion at the age of eight, and later joined the army. After his return,

Performer Bio: Lazy Lester

Performer Bio: Lazy Lester

Leslie “Lazy Lester” Johnson was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame back in 2012.  June 20, 1933, near the border of southern Mississippi in Torrance, Louisiana a boy by the name of Leslie Johnson was born. The boy would work as a gas station attendant, woodcutter, and as a grocer–where he would purchase his