Blues | Digital Traditions

Rooted in African American antebellum music, Blues music encompasses a wide range of emotions, styles, and sensibilities. Chicago, Country, Delta, Piedmont, Electric, and Memphis are some of the different styles within the genre. See www.pbs.org/theblues/index.html to explore this true American musical form.

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Ahrens, Pat All Male Chorus of Blacksburg Arnold, Mac Ayers, Sara Basket, Nancy Baylor, Amos Bellow, Roger Bennett, Mary Jane Benson, JD Blackwell, Richard Boggs, Horatio Manning Bollack, James Booker...
Nothin' To Prove Audio Transcript
Nothin' To Prove Audio Transcript

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Produced by Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues. Mac Arnold - lead vocal/bass, Max Hightower - harmonica, slide guitar, piano, Austin Brashier - guitar, Mark McMakin - bass, Mike Whitt - drums. Features...
Freddie Vanderford Photos | Digital Traditions
Freddie Vanderford Photos | Digital Traditions

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Growing up in Buffalo, SC, Vanderford first learned to play the mouth harp, or harmonica, from his grandfather, who played “old mountain songs” on the instrument. Initially, Vanderford blended the...
Drink Small Does It All Audio Transcript
Drink Small Does It All Audio Transcript

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Drink Small is a musician who defies classification. His musical style draws from his country origins, acoustic roots, and gospel training. Known as "The Blues Doctor," for Drink music is music and...