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Southern California Blues Society: Blues Links

RESOURCES

Blues Societies

Listing of all affiliate member societies of The Blues Foundation.   Traveling??  Check out the blues society in that area for information on what's happening at the local level.

Blues Festival Guide

Get out there and support the Blues !!

Experience LA

The Southern California Blues Society is an approved member of the ExperienceLA Cultural Community Partner Network.  ExperienceLA is a unique partnership of public and private sponsors and over 2,000 actively contributing arts and cultural organizations.  This collaboration exists to provide Los Angeles residents and visitors with a free public service and online resource about the wealth of art and cultural attractions in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Southland Blues Magazine

Published 12 times per year since 1990, SBM includes artist profiles, CD, book, video and live reviews as well as club and festival calendars, radio listings, and columns with reporters covering the Los Angeles and Orange County blues scenes

Blues on the Radio

We can't come up with a better listing so we are not even going to try.   Check out this list of Blues Radio shows in California from The Blues Highway

Blues on the Internet

Listing of blues radio internet sites.

Blues Jam Online

The Pig's Ear Blues Jam provides an opportunity for amateur and professional musicians to mix and mingle. For the listener, the jam provides a variety show that is always a surprise. You never know who is going to be there.

The Blues Foundation

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. With 165 affiliated Blues societies and a membership that spans the globe, the Foundation’s signature honors and events—the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Awards—make it the international center of Blues music. Its HART Fund assists the Blues community with medical assistance while it’s Blues in the Schools programming exposes new generations to Blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.

The Music Maker Relief Fund

Helps the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern music gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. We present these musical traditions to the world so American culture will flourish and be preserved for future generations.

History of the Blues

From The Blues Highway website:  The history of the blues is more than a musical chronology. The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon. It was raised amid the institutionalized savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of America's largest cities. We owe the blues to those who bore the pain of enslavement behind the frightful shadows of our collective soul. The Blue Highway, then, is dedicated to the men and women who traveled beyond our ignorant place, and to those who could not.

The Music Art of Ilse

Music-themed Fine Art and Prints (hundreds of pieces to choose from or commission a custom portrait of your favorite musician) Also, Hand-painted One-of-a-kind apparel.

Gimme Gumbo Gallery, Clarksdale, MS

In the heart of Downtown Clarksdale at Delta Ave. and 3rd St., within walking distance from everything, Gimme Gumbo Gallery is the perfect place for visiting performing and visual artists. Artists can take advantage of rental rooms upstairs from the art gallery and working studio space. Renters are invited to show their work in the gallery while in town.