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Roadside Americana: A montage of iconic Juke Joints

The map and series of photos provided below depict juke joints, both past and present. ¬†Historically associated with the Blues, most juke joints have been situated across the Deep South, particularly in and around the Mississippi Delta Region. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Memphis – “The Cradle of American Music”

  Yes, Nashville may bill itself as “Music City” and Austin claims to be America’s “Live Music Capital,” but if there is one city in the United States that has truly given birth to the greatest variety of music genre … Continue reading

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American music birthplace geography

From Jazz to Blues to Hip Hop and Rock ‘n Roll, there are many styles of music that populate the United States. The following map depicts the geographic location(s) where these varied forms and their sub-genres have germinated across the … Continue reading

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Historical geography of the Blues in America

The list below identifies the historical geography of 17 different styles of “the Blues”. Given multitudes of music genres and sub-genres, it is likely that other forms could have been included. The locations are listed by the decade in which … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Numeric band names

Oops – posted a day early. Oh, well. A little music trivia and fun. Included are rock, punk, folk, country, jazz, reggae, pop, metal, hip-hop, soul, R & B, rap, big band, and any other band names one could find … Continue reading

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Band name geography

Below is a partial list of musicians or bands that are named after or contain the name of cities, towns, states, or provinces. Please feel free to submit others. Enjoy! Cities and Towns A Foot in Coldwater A Sunny Day … Continue reading

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A cultural gem found right under my nose

I attended my first Pump House Concert¬†this past Sunday evening in East Lansing. This unique and eclectic venue is situated in a 1934 pump house on a triangle island of green amid surrounding historic Bailey residential neighborhood. Each month, performers … Continue reading

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