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 to explore this true American musical form.

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Call Mac Arnold | Digital Traditions
Call Mac Arnold | Digital Traditions


From the album, "Nothin' to Prove" by Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues. About Mac Arnold Born and raised on a sharecroppers’ farm in Pelzer, South Carolina and one of thirteen children, Arnold grew up...