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NPR Music stories that feature blues music.
  1. Ickes left his band of 20 years to focus on playing with Hensley, and their chemistry is undeniable.
  2. Hear a live performance of hard rocking favorites from the 20th Annual Americana Music Festival in Nashville.
  3. The Charleston, SC band draws on the musical traditions of slave descendants from the region.
  4. Her second solo album follows the 180 degree pivot in her personal life and marks a return to her beloved blues rock sound.
  5. The latest book from the co-founder and drummer of The Roots is a collection of recipes from his friends and inspired by his "food salon" dinner parties.
  6. Pascal Danaë shed light on the historic and musical connection between Africa, the French West Indies and Louisiana.
  7. The 2019 festival keeps going with days of live performances after the Americana Honors & Awards Show.
  8. Hear why the multi-instrumentalist feels like he made it after growing up in a very poor environment.
  9. Hear sessions with King Princess, Cage The Elephant, Rhiannon Giddens and Karl Denson.
  10. There's a world of music you enter when you open the Bessie Smith door. Our playlist showcases some of of Smith's best songs, as well as music from her influences and inheritors.
  11. Watch Dawes, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Guster, Kathleen Edwards, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and many more perform live on the Camden Waterfront starting Friday, July 26.
  12. Ingram is an absolute beast on guitar who has impressed a lot of different people over the years, including Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins and Dave Grohl.
  13. The duo conveys compassion through the music and emotion felt on its latest album, Mettavolution.
  14. Stream a playlist of songs about the red, white and blue, perfectly equipped for a July Fourth barbecue.
  15. The roots singer-songwriter shares songs from his latest album, A Glimmer On The Outskirtsand how he ended up starring in a biopic directed by Ethan Hawke.