In 1903, W.C. Handy first heard the sound of a knife on guitar strings. He said it was “the weirdest music” he’d ever heard. He called it the blues. Since then, this vibrant art form has grown, spread, influenced, morphed, over-taken. A truly American form of expression, the blues is now a language spoken all over the world. Today we celebrate the long life of this remarkable culture and look forward to the continued health of the blues with music from Texas legend Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Cheers to Blues Music!