Hell in High Water

The Great Flood of 1927 left a lasting impact on the Mississippi Delta and the nation. It was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, affecting 27,000 square miles. It spurred the federal government to build the world’s longest system of levees and floodways. The Great Flood of 1927 is the … Continue reading “Hell in High Water”

Elmore James Turns 100

Elmore James was a Mississippi blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as “King of the Slide Guitar” and was known for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice. Steve Franz, author of “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James,” proclaims the the blues great changed his life. You can hear … Continue reading “Elmore James Turns 100”

Rebecca Gets a Lesson in the Blues from Ryno

After talking about the Blues Trail with Craig Ray from Visit Mississippi, Rebecca wanted to know more about the history of the Blues and how it shaped music into what it is today. Ryno just so happened to know a little bit about the subject, so he broke it down for her (and YOU) as … Continue reading “Rebecca Gets a Lesson in the Blues from Ryno”