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Breaking Down the Walls: Luke Winslow-King Interview

Luke Winslow-King is one very fine guitarist, singer, composer and songwriter. Formally trained in musical composition and an accomplished jazz guitarist, he is able to fuse blues, gospel, R&B, folk and jazz into a hugely entertaining and quite original rootsy style. 1,816 more words



mississippi john hurt has one of the most soothing voices i’ve ever heard.

this album “the best of mississippi john hurt” is actually a live solo show that he recorded at oberlin college in 1965, one year before his death. 160 more words


Like a Tree (Artful Devotion)

Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

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Visual Art

Audio: Mississippi John Hurt "I shall not be moved"

Biography by Bruce Eder

No blues singer ever presented a more gentle, genial image than Mississippi John Hurt (1892-1966). A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and refined fingerpicking style, he also sang with a warmth unique in the field of blues, and the gospel influence in his music gave it a depth and reflective quality unusual in the field. 315 more words

Social Justice

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 325 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Demystifying the mutation of music genres [Mississippi delta blues + folk + rock ‘n roll]

Blues singer Mississippi John Hurt never got the credit he deserved. I mean, what African-American musician born in the late 1800’s did? He came into this world in 1893 – barely free, broke, and somehow discovered his own unique style that easily turned him into a musical treasure.  545 more words