Tommy McClennan’s life, like his music, is elusive, hard to pin down, in between worlds, eras, and styles.
The story of Blind Willie Johnson is compelling on so many levels that it may be best to start with your ears:
The Blues of Louisiana is not quite the Blues of the Delta. Yes, geographically, the Delta is partially in the state of Louisiana,
The blues and the rich history it lends to the music of today run as deep as the mighty Mississippi and just as wide.
Most music scholars know that the Blues moved from the rural American South into Southern Cities,
So many of the musical terms we hear have an origin that even the most obsessed music enthusiast wouldn’t be aware of.
We have been told that the oldest human bones were found in Africa, it seems only fitting that we can hypothesize
You’ve heard of Bo Diddley but what’s a Diddley Bow? This is a fascinating single string instrument
Charlie Patton affectionately deemed the “Father of Blues” was one of the most influential men on the blues music era.