The path to redemption is often fraught with dark nights of the soul and unimaginable tragedies. The Father of Gospel music came to religion by way of that dark path – two nervous breakdowns and two very tragic deaths- but he embodied the spirit of so many before him and carried on…”I always had struggles,” [...]
Archive for Category: "Black History Month and Blues"
Ceremony honors ‘Count Rabbit’ in Buffalo, NY The purpose of Black History Month is to celebrate the month with observances, performances and exhibits paying tribute to African Americans, throughout the month of February. In Buffalo, the observance and celebration of ‘Count Rabbit’ for Black History month is bittersweet. Buffalo Blues Icon Count Rabbit (Robert Robinson) died on Saturday morning, February [...]
In recognition of Black History Month, we would like to commemorate the 100th birthday of the most influential guitarist in history. Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers”, was born in Hazlehurst, MS in Copiah County, on May 8, 1911. Robert developed an interest in music early in life, playing the Jews Harp [...]
It was 1967 and I was 13 years old when I first heard Jim Morrison belt out a song called Back Door Man from their debut album. I looked at the credits and saw that the song was written by a man named Willie Dixon. I had heard the name before, although I had never heard [...]
Roger Stolles’ goal is to get regular people interested in the blues – not just the genre, not just the multi tracked, cleanly produced blues that this generation knows – but the really deep authentic blues and the fascinating culture that not only surrounds it but gave birth to it. Author of the soon [...]