For Colorado Music Lovers
Resources and Links:
The Colorado Blues Society is the clearinghouse for what’s happening in Colorado’s blues music scene, including a Live Music Calendar (with blues jams!), Festivals, and weekly newsletter. Become a member and support your local music scene.
Mile High Blues Society is dedicated to Denver’s Blues community. They stage the MHBS Blues Jam and a lot of great shows, along with a competition to send local talent to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge.
Colorado Blues Musicians:
Here’s a link to a Pinterest page on Blues Musicians in Colorado. I’m trying to find more photos of our musician friends out there, so please send them to me (individual and band photos). I will include updates regularly. Also, if you want me to include a paragraph about you or your band, send it to me!
C.C. Rider Blues – I love this website for its beautiful design and extensive coverage of the history of blues. C.C. Rider venerates the musicians who are the foundation of American music and has a “Listen” section that’s well worth a listen.
Blues Festival Guide – The go-to site for U.S. festivals and concerts.
American Blues Scene Magazine – Lots of musician interviews, articles, events, National music scene info.
YouTube Blues Documentaries:
Click on your choice of these great video documentaries of legends of American musical history. (A new window will open with the YouTube video you chose.)
- Blues Story: A Documentary
- Me and the Devil Blues – 2014
- Blues America, Part 1 of 2: Woke Up This Morning
- Blues America, Part 2 of 2: Bright Lights, Big City
- The Howlin’ Wolf Story 1
- “Beale Street Blues” – Black Blues Music Artists on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
- You See Me Laughin’: The Last of the Hill Country Bluesmen (Mississippi Blues documentary – 2002)
- History of the Blues Pt. 1
History of the Blues Pt. 2
History of the Blues Pt. 3
- Chicago Blues Documentary (1972)
- Cant You Hear The Wind Howl The Life and Music of Robert Johnson
- Blues Maker (1969 Documentary About Mississippi Fred McDowell)
- Step It Up and Go – story of Piedmont Style Blues
- Georgia Blues: Blind Willie McTell
- Willie Dixon – I Am The Blues
- The Blues Masters