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blues zines

Read all about it! Online or off, these blues mags keep the blues alive.


Blues Access Online  The Distinctive Blues Magazine.

The Blues Audience  Online blues magazine from New Hampshire, with listings of New England blues band gigs and club schedules.

Blues Bytes   A monthly magazine of blues CD reviews.

Blues Matters! The U.K.'s most read blues magazine.

Bluespeak Reviews  Read about the BlueSpeak Artist of the Year.

Blues and Rhythm:  The Gospel Truth  Europe's leading English language blues, Rhythm and Blues and gospel magazine, courtesy of Blues World.

Delta Snake Blues News  Past issues have featured articles on the Texas Sound, and Women in Blues.

Jefferson Blues Magazine  Named after legendary Texas bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, this Scandinavian magazine was founded in 1968 and is the oldest blues magazine in the world. The Internet version began in 1996.

Juke Blues  Blues and Rhythm and Blues magazine featuring articles, interviews, news reviews, gig guide, and photos of classic American blues heroes, as well as new stars on the scene.

Living Blues  At the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in 1972 the webmaster met two of the founding publishers of what was then a little-known mimeographed newsletter called Living Blues.  Dressed in jeans and t-shirts, they looked pretty much like everybody else in a sea of long-hairs enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime event that featured Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker and the All-Stars, Sippie Wallace and an unknown Bonnie Raitt, Koko Taylor, Sun Ra and His Magic Arkestra, Dr. John and many others. (Ah, sweet audio-visual memories!) Now published by the The Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi , Living Blues celebrated its 30th year in 2000 and has become the definitive blues magazine.

Midnight Blue  An Internet Cyberzine

New Orleans Music News  Not all blues here, but if you surf around you can find links to artists like Kenny Neal, Leadbelly and Clifton Chenier.

NY CD Blues REviews  CD reviews and online blues catalogue.

Offbeat Magazine  New Orleans' and Louisiana's music and entertainment magazine.

Real Blues Magazine  It is touted as the connoisseur's guide to North American blues music.

Slide Guitar Blues  One-stop spot for slide guitar info, including legends, players, discussion and "slinks."

Southwest Blues  Out of Dallas, this magazine calls itself "The number one blues magazine in the Southwest."

STL Blues News  St. Louis, Missouri blues ezine.

WWOZ 90.7 FM   The Sounds of New Orleans MagOZine.  A past issue features an article about the birth of the Chi-Town scene, the Chess Brothers and the blues.

Yahoo! Blues Review  Check it out for Elwood Blues' reviews.

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