Nothin' but the Blues
America's truly original music form
Get answers to questions about the Blues
Learn interesting stuff about Blues performers
Discover some great Blues CDs you can buy (not from me)
Check out "The Bluez Projekt" (my own blues recordings)
Learn about Open-G tuning, Open-E tuning and Slide guitar
See what happy readers say about these blues pages
Find links to other Blues-related resources
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What happy readers say about these blues pages
Lots of readers send me emails about my blues web pages. Some have interesting
information, and occasional corrections, which I am grateful for. Others pose
research questions to me because they are writing a book or college paper.
Sometimes I know the answers, sometimes I don't.
But some just respond to tell me they've enjoyed these pages and maybe learned
a thing or two. I really love the fact that these pages are brining benefit
and enjoyment to others! Here are excerpts of actual emails from readers who
seem pretty happy with these blues pages and the information found therein...
- Hey dude,
Your blues web page is great. You got all the facts right.
- Just wanted to thank you for such a great website on the
blues. I've spent sometime on your site listening and reading.
Anyway, thanks again for such a fine website.
- I stumbled onto your page while I was looking for some
slide guitar info ... I love your recordings, really great stuff.
Keep up the good work!
- ...before writing her college research paper... I
stumbled upon your "Blues" site and found it quite helpful for my
research paper .. I hope you don't mind me using you as a source ... It's
so refreshing to read your papers. Keep up the good work and I can't wait
to hear your music when your "The Blues Projekt" comes out. Thank you so much,
- ...after completing her college research paper... Mr. Jeghers,
I used a great deal of your information about "blues" in my research paper
and I got an A on it. 1250/1000. This was worth the most points of all papers.
My teacher also wants a "clean" new copy of it to teach his next semester
about "blues". Just wanted to to say thank you and I'm very glad I stumbled
upon your page. I thought I'd give credit were credit was due.
Thanks again, Colleen
- Mark your site is very informative ... Just wanted to thank
you for all your insight.
John The Big Dawg Antosch
- I was wondering if I might be able to use some of your Blues
Q&As in our monthly Linn County Blues Society Bluespaper as filler.
I think this would be a great addition to help educate our
audience regarding the Blues.
- Thanks Mark it's a great site for someone like me just getting started.
- Thank you for a great web sight that has been really helpful to me.
- Luv ya site
- Hi Mark,
Found your site through my Yahoo browser and am I happy I did ... I
really appreciate your style as it is similiar to what I want
to do ... Thanks for the great site!
Best wishes in the Blues,
Bob Swinea aka The Right Reverend Doctor Blues :-)
- hey mark,
i surfed in on a link from wikipedia and found some
indispencable knowledge here thanks a million mate!!!
- Terrific site, Mark ... Thanks for all the history and the info'.
Learned a lot (e.g. Didley Bow).
Bridge City, TX
- I have read a lot of WebPages, and visited numerous sights on this
topic. And many of them have been dogmatic and or convoluted ... However,
your page! is extremely insightful! Lucid! humorous! and informative!
I just wanted to thank you!
Thanks back to all of you - I love sharing Blues music,
so it's awesome that folks are recieving what is offered here!
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Links to other Blues-related resources
- RedHouse is a rockin'
Blues Band which I am a member of. We hope you'll check us out and support
us any way you can!
- Texas Blues Cafe is a
fantastic podcast service that plays rockin' Texas blues - they mostly
showcase independant artists which might otherwise never be heard. Good
- Atlanta Blues Society
- one of the larger groups supporting blues in the country,
they also host a great streaming media service (seen next in this list).
- ABS BluesCast, an Internet
radio service that streams blues music 24/7. This service features both
national talent, past and present, as well as local Atlanta blues artists
that might otherwise never be heard outside the Atlanta area.
- "Rock Before Elvis"
documents the birth of rock-and-roll in detail. This site gives detailed
documentation of how rock-and-roll evolved from rhythm-and-blues in the late
1940s, and not the plagiarizing white performers of the early 1950s. Note:
I am a white caucasian and a political conservative who feels no racial guilt,
so I have no "white-bashing" axe to grind here. I just don't like seeing
blues history wrongly revised, and blacks did get the short end of the stick
at the time. C'mon, fair is fair.
- James River Blues Society
has a pretty cool web site, including reviews of blues CDs. They also list
clubs, musicians and events in their local area of Virginia. I wish I they
were closer to me (I'm in San Jose, CA) so I could go jam with them at their
- MO BLUES is a mid-Missouri
blues club with an interesting web site. They have interesting photos
and links to many of their local bands.
- Big Road Blues has news
features and archives, plus info about slide guitar and harmonica playing.
- HarpTab.com is primarily about
playing harmonica (aka "harp"), including self-paced lessons. But the
best part is their extensive collection of
- The Official Muddy Waters
Website pays tribute to one of my favorite bluesmen.
- The Official Howlin' Wolf
Website pays tribute to another great blues artist (and they sell
a great DVD there as well).
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