Blues Time Machine

‘The Sky Is Crying’ with three legendary guitarists

  Elmore James is a giant of the blues. His work as a songwriter, singer and guitarist put ...

Howlin' wolf is howlin

The Wolf Howls on “Smokestack Lightning”

In the span of Howlin’ Wolf’s life and career he saw virtually the entire progression of blues from ...


Obscure origins of a blues classic: ‘Catfish Blues’

It’s one of the most widely played songs in the blues, but not much is known about Robert ...


Trance Blues inspired by Skip James

Skip James was one of the first influential blues players. Although he came from the same Mississippi culture ...