American Blues is a collection of some of our favorite blues tracks by legends and rising stars that are helping to keep the blues alive and thriving.
American Blues features songs from Grammy-winning albums by Solomon Burke, Susan Tedeschi, Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Cray. It also features tracks by living legends like Ruth Brown, Otis Rush, B.B.King,Taj Mahal,Albert Collins,Henry Gray,Sugar Pie Desanto and Raful Neal alongside young bloods such as Chris Thomas King, Eric Bibb and Sunpie Barnes.
These artists have remained true to the roots of the blues, be those the acoustic guitar sounds of the Mississippi Delta,the urban electric drive of Chicago or the swamp boogie of Louisiana. While they may have developed their own unique voices and approaches,they have made it their mission to respect the fundamental sound, structure and soul of the blues. At the same time, they have succeeded in keeping the blues a vital force in today’s musical landscape.