Annual Blues Music Awards in Tunica Thursday Night 

The blues may be a foundational element for most of American music, but these days the genre is pretty self-contained -- widely restricted to a network of specialty clubs and festivals catering to a loyal base of fans. The Blues Music Awards -- the annual "blues Grammys" sponsored by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation since 1980 -- is of and for this base of committed fans. The event moves to the Mississippi Delta for the first time this year, landing at the Grand Casino Event Center in Tunica on Thursday, May 8th ...

Read the rest of Chris Herrington's take on this year's Blues Music Awards.

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