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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I'm Getting Tired Now | Digital Traditions


Drink Small performing with his band in 1992 at the "Heritage of Song" concert hosted by McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina. Co-produced with South Carolina Educational Television.
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...