Happy 1st International Blues Music Day!

Enjoy the celebrations for the very 1st International Blues Music Day, August 3, 2013.  The 1st Saturday in August has been selected to “celebrate, promote and preserve the rich legacy, tradition and future of the great American art form and universal language known as blues music”.


Here’s a list of my favorite sources for blues you can use:

International Blues Music Day: Discover more about this historic event, blues music and the worldwide celebrations taking place today!

The Blues Foundation:  Enjoy a 13-part radio series hosted by the famed guitarist Keb’ Mo to answer the question “What is the Blues?”; explore a long list of recommended books for inquiring minds and check out its extensive network to connect with Blues on the Internet in addition to raising money to build the Blues Hall of Fame.

European Blues Union:  Connect with the musicians, clubs, festivals, media and more in the 27 countries of die-hard blues fans, hosting a yearly challenge to bring together talented musicians on the national and European scenes.

The Blues: Dig into the roots and fruits of the Blues in this 7-part PBS series by Executive Producer Martin Scorcese and a host of directors, including Clint Eastwood and Wim Wenders, .

Cat Head:  Catch the first blues music- based reality program Moonshine & Mojo Hand to be streamed online this fall by Roger Stolle of Clarksdale, MS. Co-producer of  the award-winning documentaries M for Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here, author of Hidden History of Mississippi Blues and owner of the Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art Store, Stolle offers an extensive calendar of Delta music festivals and regular updates on social media.

To connect to the vibrant community living the Blues year round, check out my Facebook page to see whom I like and my Twitter to find out whom I follow that Keep the Blues Alive all 365.

What are your favorite sources celebrating the Blues (music, news, history and more)?


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