Blues Time Machine

John Henry’s Legend Lives Through Music

The Legend of John Henry is an iconic myth of American railroad history, a battle between man and ...


‘Bring it on Home,’ the long way through time

 Sonny Boy Williamson was a blues originator who helped shape the sound of modern blues. In his life, ...


‘High Water Everywhere’ and the father of Delta Blues

Charley Patton is considered by many to be the father of Delta Blues. What does that actually mean? ...


Early blues with fife & drum

Written by John Kessler In 1942, Alan Lomax discovered a community of musicians in North Mississippi, who played ...