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The History of Blues 101

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With American Blues Guitarist and singer, Lew Jetton.

Musical artist Lew Jetton takes a look back at the history of the uniquely American music genre known as The Blues: from its humble beginnings on Southern plantations, through the call and response hymns made famous in African American churches, to the world-renowned masters of today. It’s a fascinating journey which includes many mysteries and milestones! Did a legendary bluesman really sell his soul to the devil? Hear about Robert Johnson’s encounter at The Crossroads, as well as personal stories from Lew about his time around many Blues legends.

Be prepared to also hear Lew perform live through the history of The Blues, highlighting artists like Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Elmore James, Memphis Minnie, Snooky Pryor, BB King and more.

Even Blues aficionados are sure to pick a couple of extra bits of knowledge in this introduction.

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