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Artist Websites

Rory Block -
Michael Jerome Browne -
R.L. Burnside -
Henry Butler -
Andy Cohen -
Reverend Gary Davis -
Ari Eisinger -
Mary Flower -
Warner Williams and Jay Summerour -
Lightnin' Wells -
Little Toby Walker -
Washtub Jerry -
Suzy Thompson -
Otis Taylor -
Drink Small -
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines -
Paul Geremia -
Del Rey -
Louisiana Red -
Eddie Pennington -
Charlie Patton by Robert Crumb -
Woody Mann -
Harry Lewman -
Leadbelly -
Steve James and Del Rey -
Steve James -
Papa Charlie Jackson -
Mississippi John Hurt -
Jesse Mae Hemphill -
Ernie Hawkins -
Alvin Youngblood Hart -
Corey Harris -
Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop -
Michael Messer -
Cephas and Wiggins -
Eric Bibb -
Mike Dowling -
George Higgs -
Terry Bean -
Orville Johnson -
John Miller -
Henry Townsend -
Robert Lowery -
John Hammond -
Roy Book Binder - Website of Roy Book Binder--a protege of Reverend Gary Davis and a great country bluesman in his own right.
Dock Boggs -
Cannon's Jug Stompers -
Matt Yetter - The Crush Collision Trio featuring Lonesome Dan Kase perform country blues and originals with guitar, mandolin and washboard.
Kitchen Syncopators -
Uncle Cuckleburr's Champion Possum Carvers -
Barry Big B Brenner - Acoustic Blues and Ragtime Guitar
Chris White - Acoustic blues and roots musician from Melbourne, Australia. Winner of Blues Song of the Year 2004
Chris Nightbird - Info. & music of Blues performer Chris Nightbird, including Blues bios and links.
Eric Noden -
Darryl Hill - multi instrumental musician was on national tours with the late great Luther "snakeboy" Johnson during the early to mid 70's. I do have an electric blues album out called "Hootin The Blues" and a fingerstyle guitar album named "Out Of The Box" all on
Frank Fotusky -
Roger Hubbard - recorded for "Blue Goose" label
Scott Ainslie -
Daryl Davis -
Willie Soloman - Also great photo section of some beautiful old acoustics. Put in Guitar-related Sites as well
Charley Patton by David Evans -
Pete Price - An English Country Blues Player
Rag Mama Rag -
Ralph McTell -
Lubos Bena -Resophonic Guitar from Slovakia -
Steve Mann - Yes, The STEVE MANN, back in action and playing in the Berkeley area
Side St. Reny - Bringing universal themes of love, life and the road, Side st. Reny blends roots 'n blues based acoustic fingerstyle and slide guitar with original poignant songwriting. Reny's syncopated, soulful Smokey vocals together with Bell's high harmonies evo
Robert Nighthawk (Robert Lee McCoy) -
Michael Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots - Michael Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots perform old-time string band blues. Their new CD, This Will Bring You Back, features mandolin rags, party tunes, old-time slide blues standards, and a fiddle-banjolin waltz.
Lee Bates & Billy Newton - Good-time Blues duo.
John Pearson - John Pearson continues in the tradition of the early country blues players who are his inspiration. He has worked with many of the leading British and American exponents of this music including Alexis Korner, Davey Graham, Jo Ann Kelly, Sonny Terry a
Bluesgotus -
Fat Chance Jugband - A loose combination of musicians with years of jugband experience, Minnesota's Fat Chance Jug Band covers not only classic tunes from Cannon's Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band, but jug band versions of classic country, blues, early rock, and mod
Pascal Mesnier - Pascal is a french resonator guitar player using vintage "National" & "Fine-resophonic's guitar" for blues, hawaiian & calypso...
Bob Long - About Bob Bob is a blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player specialising in "the old stuff". Most of what he plays is his interpretations of pre-world war II blues, jug band and ragtime material particularly music from the Mississippi delta
Easy Street - the best country blues duo from Europe - The duo was formed in 1996 in a small town of Bystrzyca, Poland by an acoustic guitarist Arek Korolik who is fascinated with old country blues. Since January 2004 Arek has been playing with one of the best Polish harmonica players Jacek Urlik.
Little Pink Anderson - a new site that is still under construction
Delta Echoes - As their name implies, Delta Echoes play 1930s Delta blues and early string band/jug band music, plus an eclectic mix of Western swing, early Hawaiian music, gospel and hokum.
Catfish Keith - String-Twanging Home of Catfish Keith. Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has been touring the world for nearly 30 years. Catfish has been twice nominated for the W.C. Handy Blues Award for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBU
M Scott Horn - Fingerstyle renditions of Robert Johnson, Robert Pete Williams, Blind Blake, and others.
Tom Doughty - Tom is one of the most original new artists I have heard in a long time. With his unique approach to guitar and his vocal interpretations of traditional and his original tunes, he has managed to create music that is all his own". Woody Mann
Steve Philips - Steve Philips - a European blues guitarist and singer - ex Notting Hillbillies.
Antoine \\\"HotDog\\\" Payen - Antoine "HotDog" Payen, 12string ragtime-Blues Guitar !
Coyote Slim - Down-home blues from the Bay Area. Coyote Slim performs music primarily in the Delta and Hill Country traditions, though he is influenced by all kinds of blues.
Mr.O\'Muck - Furiously fingerpicked Ragtime & Blues from a yet another student of Rev, Gary Davis'. Wild and eccentric vocals honed from years of singing on the streets and in the subways of New York City.
Phil Thorne - Phil plays blues in the pre-war style - "..that sounds just like those old records..."

CD/Record Stores

Down Home Music - Purveyors of country blues CDs and more...
Louisiana Music Factory -
cdbaby -
Venerable Music - Vintage recordings. All genres of music from the early half of last century. Run by a WeenieCampbell.com member!
Roots and Rhythm - One of the oldest and best mail order sites
Vintage78.com - The incomparable Joe Bussard. Order custom cassettes from his collection of 78s.
Music Maker Relief Foundation - A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs.
Nauck’s Vintage Records - Vintage 78 auctions and resources
Old Hat Records - Old-timey record/recordings dealers.


Note cannons - A pictorial history of the National Musical Instrument Company - photographs of rare & collectable Nationals.
Reso Centre - Website of The London Resonator Centre.
Frets - Acoustic vintage guitar store run out of someone's home.
Stella Guitars - Neil Harpe's great site on Stella and Oscar Schmidt guitars, including history, photos, and instruments for sale.
Vintage Guitars Info - Vintage guitar info on Gibsons, Nationals and more
Elderly Instruments - Guitar mecca in Lansing, MI.
Frets.com - Frank Ford's great site on guitars, repairs, maintenance.
12th Fret - Excellent guitar shop in Toronto for used and new instruments
Bernunzio Instruments - Vintage instruments for sale
Vintage Instruments - Vintage Instruments in Philadelphia
Museum of Musical Instruments - Eye candy for guitar lovers
Diamond Bottlenecks - Great selection of hand made lead-crystal glass slides and lap bars - bespoke slides a speciality!
Willie Salomon - Great photos of some old, mainly Gibson, acoustics
Why I Love National Guitars by Catfish Keith - A brief history of both the original and new National Reso-Phonic guitar companies from an endorser and dealer of these fantastic instruments.
vintagebluesguitars.com - Vintage guitars for sale and related info -- with a focus on those used before WWII
Fretdancer - Paul Brett on line guitar museum with over 100 vintage guitars on view.

Instrument Makers

Todd Cambio's Fraulini Guitar Co. - Welcome to the website of Fraulini Guitars, new instruments built by me, Todd Cambio of Madison, Wisconsin. My designs are based on the classic designs of early Twentieth century builders such as Oscar Schmidt, Lyon & Healy, Regal, and Tonk Brothers.
Gibson Montana - Gibson Acoustics
Gibson Guitar Company -
C.F. Martin Guitars -
Bill Dinsdale Guitars -
R.E. Phillips Metal Guitars - Since 1992, R.E. Phillips has been handcrafting unique metal and wood bodied resonator instruments, drawing on the experiences of 25 years of metal and woodworking. Ron has had the opportunity to build for many of the the great players of the Country
Fylde Guitars - Hand made guitars from teh Fylde, (North West England).
Lowden Guitars - Hand made guitars from Northern Ireland.
Dave King Guitars - Acoustic guitars from Berkshire in England.
Atkin Guitars - Acoustics from Canterbury, England.
Brook Guitars - Acoustics from Devon, England.
KinKade Guitars - Acoustics from Bristol, England.
Wootton Guitars - Acoustics from Worcestershire, England.
Luthier's Pride - Custom Tailored Guitars / The Sky is the limit. If you can Dream it, we can Build it! Your Sound, Look and Feel. Hand-crafted to your specifications. Note to Ed.: please replace old text
Custom Guitars - The Sky is the Limit. If you can dream it, we can build it. Guitars you can't buy at the store. Luthier's Pride
Beltona Resonator Guitars - Resonator guitars and ukeleles from New Zealand.
Liberty Resonator Guitars - Resonator guitars from Florida. Mixed metal & wood design.
Benoit Resonator Guitars - Resonator guitars from Texas.
Johnson Resonator Guitars - Johnson resonator guiatrs from Toronta, Canada.
Pete Woodman Flat-tops & Resonators - Flat-top guitars and resonators from the Isle of Man.
Delta Resonators - Delta resonator guitars from the Midlands of England.
Gadgie Resonators - Aluminium resonator guitars and mandolins built in Cumbria, UK.
Sobell Guitars - Sobell Guitars - a luthier who makes to your specification.
John How Ladder Braced Guitars - Ladder braced parlour and concert guitars. Handmade in California.
Matthew John Bascetta - Acoustic guitars and mandolins form teh Wirral, UK.
George Kidd (Luthier) - Guitars from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK.
Republic Resonators - A resonator and parlour guitar maker from Rowlett, Texas.

Other Instruments

The Kazoo - Short history of the kazoo. Also, how to play kazoo.

Lyrics & Tab

Harry's Blues Lyrics Online - Lots of lyrics, but pop-ups beyond imagination: you have been warned
Harptab.com - Mirror of Harry's Blues Lyrics, with no pop-ups and better navigation
The Online Blues - More blues lyrics
Blues Lyrics -
TheDevilsMusic.net - TheDevilsMusic.net has a lyrics section.
Lucky Mojo Blues Lyrics site -
Heptune Classical Jazz and Blues Lyrics Page - Lyrics for early jazz and blues
Web Concordance of Michael Taft's Pre-War Blues Lyrics - A large collection of lyrics that in print form make up the book Talkin' to Myself.
Donegone.net - has Blind Lemon Jefferson's complete works by key and position, compiled by Frankie. Also discussion of other country blues and old-time music.
Guitar tabs - Steve McWilliam's tab page
Bedford Unplugged - Centred on Bedford - just below Middle England. Country Blues Guitar Tab
Mississippi John Hurt Museum - MJH tabs, lyrics and information.

Record Companies

Fonotone Records - Joe Bussard - Joe Bussard's site.
Arhoolie Records - Postwar country blues and more
County Records - Old-time, string bands and more
Document Records - Prewar blues and Early country. Complete recordings.
Fantasy Records - Prestige Bluesville, Takoma, Kicking Mule - postwar blues
Smithsonian Folkways - Smithsonian Folkways collection
Hightone Records - Testament and Hightone records
JSP Records - Boxed set reissues
Old Hat Records - Not many releases but what they've done sets a high standard
Revenant Records - Home of the definitive Charley Patton boxed set and more
Rounder Records -
Sugar Hill Records -
Yazoo Records - Essential prewar blues and early American recordings
Fat Possum - Home of R.L. Burnside and the George Mitchell reissues
Adelphi Records -
Blue Heaven Studios - This is a specialty studio in Kansas
Acoustic Sounds -
Crossroads -
Swingmaster Records -
Fish Tail Records - Fish Tail Records is the independent label devoted to the music of acoustic bluesman Catfish Keith. Through this webpage you can order all of Catfish's many CDs, DVDs, videos, books, t-shirts, slides and more! Direct and secure.

Interactive Communities

Prewar Blues list on Yahoo Groups - This erudite and knowledgeable group includes several researchers and published authors.
Stefan Grossman's The Woodshed - Stefan Grossman's discussion group/bulletin board for discussing guitar playing, blues, ragtime and other styles.
Acoustic Guitar Forum - The IGS Acoustic Guitar Forum - a lot of discussion on slide and resonator playing here.

Web Radio and Other Sounds

WROX radio - This is the station that Early Wright worked at for many years. It's slowly being revived, lately it's been off the air a lot for repairs and replacement of some old equipment. But they're making progress. Blues radio from Clarksdale, Mississippi,
WWOZ radio - Specialty acoustic blues show Sunday afternoons from 2:30-4:00. Blues and R&B every weekday from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon and 7:00 to 10:00 in the evening. The rest of the time the focus is on local New Orleans music.
KBON Radio - Blues mixed in with zydeco, cajun, swamp pop, some western swing, some C&W. Only one rule on this station: the song has to be by a Louisiana performer or about Louisiana.
Internet Archive - From the web page: "The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to re
Digital Library of Appalachia - an online archive of audio, photos, and documents featuring blues, old-time and other folk traditions. Live365 - Over 100 links to streaming audio sources of the blues, click on the "Complete Genre List" link on the main page, then click on the "Blues" link to see what they've got.
Public Domain 4 U - A number of old-time and country blues mp3s. Weird navigation - you've been warned!
Piedmont Blues - A dozen or so mp3s from a UNC Asheville course.
Nugrape - Some more sound files in mp3 and realaudio format
Adelphi Film Clips - Adelphi Records streaming footage of Robert Wilkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Hacksaw Harney, Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, Bukka White and more. Short clips but worth it.
Sugar In the Gourd - Old-Time, All the Time. Old-Time radio heaven.
Stefan Grossman radio shows - Stefan Grossman has made his old country blues radio shows available via mp3 and realaudio.
The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip is a multiformat ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a three-month, 6,502-mile tri
Honking Duck - This great site has hundreds of old-time music mp3 files available for free downloading. There is also an exhaustive discography of THOUSANDS of 78 rpm records, and other neat stuff. More country than blues, but well worth the trip!
RADIO DERF - Blues radio on-line from Poland.
KZFR Blues Bayou Pre War Blues Radio Show - We are a community station located in Chico, Ca. We have been on the air since the summer of 1990 and we are finally streaming. Sooo check out ALL the blues shows in our guide especially "Blues Bayou" Monday nights 7:30-10 pm. for a dose of pre war
johnny hoodoo the slackware recordings - This is some tunes I recorded on my old pc,using the Slackware OS (linux) and he open source audio editor Audacity.You can actually hear the fan in the PC going in the background (sounds like a 78s surface noise).Hope you all enjoy.Let me know.Cheers
Big Road Blues - Big Road Blues airs on Sundays 5 to 7 PM (EST) on WGMC Jazz90.1 and streams live on the web. Big Road Blues will be an exploration of traditional blues spanning the 1920’s through the 1970’s.

Webpages, WebZines and Blogs

American Music - Superb collection of stuff from Stefan Wirz including discographies, links and more
Big Road Blues - The blog page for the Big Road Blues radio show. Reviews, news and more.
Pure Music - "An online magazine dedicated to bringing great music to an audience whose tastes and interests are not limited to what's being played on corporate radio and television."
The Blue Highway - Blues news, essays, audio, and links.
Early Blues - Country Blues enthusiasts from England, with history, articles, old blues ads and more.
Little Toby Walker Visits the South - Little Toby Walker tours the South in search of the blues and encounters Eugene Powell, Wade Walton, Jack Owens and more.
Once and Future Blues - Information on blues artists past and present (and future).
Ari Eisinger's Acoustic Blues Message Board - Ari's discussion board.
Folk Blues - Don Venne site from the Twin Cities with an excellent events listings, links to artists, instrument builders, instructional sources and more.
The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation - A non-profit organization tasked with keeping the blues tradition alive -- more specifically, East coast acoustic folk blues.
Delta Blues Museum -
Chicago Defender miscellany - Elijah Wald's Odd's and Ends from the Chicago Defender
Trail of the Hellhound - Some blues history and bios from Mississippi.
East Coast Piedmont Blues - UNC Asheville page on Piedmont Blues
Anthology of American Folk Music - Notes to the Harry Smith anthology with audio samples from Smithsonian Folkways
Alan Lomax Archive - Online resource and catalog of Alan Lomax field recordings, film and photos.
Early St. Louis Discography -
ParamountsHome - ParamountsHome was founded by author of "Paramount's Rise and Fall", Alex van der Tuuk, and Grafton residents Pat and Angela Mack.

Miscellaneous and Member Links

Buddy Holly's country roots - A CD project in Texas called Buddy Holly's Country Roots. This CD covers Country, Blues, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Old Time Harmony Singing. It lays out the foundation for Buddy Holly's Roots.
TablEdit - Excellent tablature and standard notation package for atrrangers and those wishing to print and play previously generated music scores (tab & notation).
Quills - Fascinating page about quills
Little Hat Jones - On this page there's a picture of Little Hat Jones in his later years, plus a brief bio. The website is a portrait of a group of small towns in Texas--the kinds of places that many of our country blues heros came from.
Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues - NPR Series Chronicles American Music, from Back Roads to Big City
Dead Blues Guys - A Virtual Tour of the Final Resting Place of Blues Musicians and Significant People who have contributed to the development and growth of the Blues.
Music Makers' Relief Foundation - Keeping the bluest of the blues alive
Anthology of American Folk Music - A scanned out of print copy (1973) of the Anthology of American Folk Music.
Casey Jones - Information about the brave engineer and the songs about him.
Irene Goodnight Appreciation Society -
Kansas City Jazz - Kansas City Jazz and Blues. Photos and history.