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February 23, 2011

At the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the blues is a reason to celebrate. The eighth annual Blues Symposium will take place today and tomorrow.

At the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the blues is a reason to celebrate. The eighth annual Blues Symposium will take place today and tomorrow.

The Blues Symposium is a gathering of scholars, writers, photographers, musicians and music industry figures to discuss and present research about the blues in Mississippi.

Mark Camarigg, co-event planner and publication manager at Living Blues Magazine, said the conference is more of an academic presentation and a forum for researchers, but there will also be live blues music.

December 1, 2010

Although artists such as John Mayer, the Black Keys and the White Stripes are bringing the blues to what some deem the “iPod generation,” mainstream popular artists have been basing their repertoire on the blues for generations.

Although artists such as John Mayer, the Black Keys and the White Stripes are bringing the blues to what some deem the “iPod generation,” mainstream popular artists have been basing their repertoire on the blues for generations.

Even classic rock legends like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones were heavily versed in the blues and were responsible for turning many American youth on to the genre.

November 30, 2010

“Let me first say how wonderful it feels to know that it’s 2007, and we just launched into slow blues, and 7,000 people in L.A. went nuts. All is not lost,” guitarist-vocalist John Mayer said during “Out of my Mind” on his 2008 release, “Where The Light Is: Live In Los Angeles.”

“Let me first say how wonderful it feels to know that it’s 2007, and we just launched into slow blues, and 7,000 people in L.A. went nuts. All is not lost,” guitarist-vocalist John Mayer said during “Out of my Mind” on his 2008 release, “Where The Light Is: Live In Los Angeles.”

Like several other mainstream artists, Mayer is part of a movement that is helping reshape the blues and bring the genre to a new generation of music listeners.

November 12, 2010

 

Mississippi is known for its rich heritage, profound history and warm hospitality. Mississippi has produced many people who have accomplished great feats.