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Blues Clubs
Antone's - Since 1972 it's been the home of the blues in Austin TX, plus CD's, links & more.
B.B. King's Blues Club - Where blues is King in Memphis, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - Get a dose of the blues in the heart of the Big Apple.
Boom Boom Room - Cocktails, funk, blues & boogie in San Francisco's Fillmore district.
Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago's favorite blues club has a stellar line-up and Buddy too!
Double Door Inn - Historic blues showplace in the heart of downtown Charlotte NC.
Kingston Mines - Non-stop blues all week long in the Windy City's largest blues club.
Preservation Hall - Hallowed site of authentic New Orleans jazz & great selection of CD's.
Rusty Nail Saloon - Home of the Cape Fear Blues Jam & the annual Blues Challenge.
Slippery Noodle Inn - Established in 1850 and better known as Indiana's oldest bar.
Zoo Bar - Lincoln, Nebraska's home for blues on the Great Plains for some 30-odd years.
Blues Education
Blues In The Schools - Blues Foundation resource and education model to educate kids.
Fruteland Jackson - Exemplary artist teaches Blues 101 to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Public Broadcasting - This site is deep with culture, arts, entertainment and plenty of blues.
Sir Charles Blues Lab - Enriching the lives of our children with blues music workshops.
Blues Festivals
Cape Fear Blues Festival - Wilmington NC's summer musical centerpiece and a vacation
destination from blues heaven!  Enjoy the Blues Cruise, Workshops, All-Day Blues Jam, and
the Festival Concert nestled between the beautiful beaches of the Cape Fear coast and the  
historic streets of downtown Wilmington, N.C.  Chicago should have it this good!
Bull Durham Blues Festival - Come celebrate Piedmont blues in the heart of tobacco road.
Carolina Lite Blues Festival - Springtime blues showcase in downtown Greensboro, N.C.
Chicago Blues Festival - A free festival you won't forget and one hell of a good time.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Blues, jazz & a very big party in the Crescent City.
Women In Blues Festival - Focused on female blues artists from around the country.
Blues Instruments
AllParts - Premier guitar & bass parts supplier.  Get your dice knobs & sperzel tuners here.
Carr Amplifiers - Class A, hand-wired, tone-rich amplifiers quality-crafted in Pittsboro NC.
Engelhardt Instruments - Makers of the Swingmaster, Supreme, & Maestro upright basses.
Fender Guitars & Amps - Strats, Hot Rod Amps, Jazz Basses, and makers of musical history.
Finkelstein Music - Since 1906, Wilmington NC's oldest & most respected music retailer.
Gibson Guitars - Legendary axe builder with an amazing product line and lots of Les Pauls.
Gretsch Instruments - 120 years of drums & guitars that give you that great Gretsch sound.
Hohner Harmonicas - World-class harmonicas, accordions, melodicas, recorders, and more.
Best Li'l Harp House - Big harmonica retailer has everything for the pro, novice & beginner.
Lee Oskar Harmonicas - State of the harp technology dedicated to excellence & quality.
Lemur Music - World's most complete source for the double bass, accessories & music.
Spirit Amplifiers - Harmonica-optimized tube amps that are practically non-existent.
WD Music Products - Large online source of guitar & bass parts plus aftermarket retrofits.
Blues Labels
Alligator Records - America's most prolific blues label is still going strong in Chicagoland.
Antone's Records - Home of the blues, roots, and much more in Austin, TX since 1972.
Arhoolie Records - A treasure trove of blues and American roots music based in California.
Bad Daddy Records - Independent blues, jazz & roots label dedicated to artist support.
Biograph Records - On a mission to preserve the passion, joy, & pain of America's music.
Black & Tan Records - European blues label that's a little bit different from the rest.
Blind Pig Records - A division of Whole Hog, Inc. specializing in blues, r&b, and roots rock.
Burnside Records - Bringing you the finest acoustic & electric blues from around the globe.
Cannonball Records - Chanhassen, MN answer to independent blues label distribution.
Chess Records - Chicago's legendary label of post-WWII blues, r&b, rock 'n roll, and gospel.
Delmark Records - Passionate jazz & blues record label now in business for 50+ years.
Ecko Records - Memphis, TN label is home to the best in contemporary blues and soul.
Electro-Fi Records - Fast-growing, dynamic blues & roots label with an imaginative agenda.
EllerSoul Records - Preserving & disseminating authentic Blues and American Roots music.
Fat Possum Records - Mississippi label proudly brings you the only blues that matters.
Malaco Records - Defining the state of contemporary southern rhythm, blues, soul & gospel.
Rhino Records - R&b, blues, rock, pop culture and a used record store gone multimedia.
Roesch Records - Quirky, but serious blues record label run by a drummer & a belly dancer.
Rooster Blues Records - 20 years of authentic and modern African-American blues music.
Rounder Records - 3000+ titles from blues, folk, soul, rockabilly, tex-mex, and jazz genres.
Ruf Records - German label enjoys promoting & distributing great blues artists worldwide.
Rykodisc - Very first all-CD label features blues, jazz, Americana, Zappa & heaps more.
Severn Records - Exciting and progressive blues, jazz, and soul label for the 21st century.
Smithsonian Folkways - Label of the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to cultural diversity.
Telarc International - Audiophile source for blues, jazz, classical, and crossover genres.
Tone-Cool Records - Label that challenges, stretches, and redefines blues and roots music.
Yazoo Records - Incredible library of early rural American, ethnic, blues & jazz music.
Blues Magazines
Blues Festival Guide - America's most complete & comprehensive guide to blues festivals.
Blues Revue - World's largest print publication devoted to the full spectrum of blues music.
Living Blues - Widely known as the magazine of the African-American blues tradition.
Blues Organizations
The Blues Foundation - Uniting and supporting the diverse world of blues music.
Music Maker Relief Foundation - Dedicated to helping the pioneers & heroes of blues music.
Blues Radio
Front Street Blues - The best in classic, contemporary, & traditional blues on WHQR 91.3 FM.
Houserockin' Blues - Hats off to Doug Carlisle for hosting this long-running blues program!
Blues Resources
Bluescentric - Music, merchandise, clubs, or find everything blues in your favorite state.
Carolina Music Ways - Focusing on the unique & diverse musical traditions of North Carolina.
Festivals & Events - Complete resource for entertainers, events, vendors, and attendees.
Mary4Music - It's the Internet's most complete blues and indie music resource since 1998.
Blues Travel
Cape Fear Coast CVB - Welcome to historic Wilmington & North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast.
HomeGrown Handmade - Trails that get you in tune with the rhythm of the N.C. countryside.
Roots of Rhythm Travel - Unique tours that take you to the birthplaces of American music.
Sweet Magnolia Tours - Exceeding your expectations and epitomizing Southern comfort.
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Blues Businesses
Finkelstein Music - In business for over a century and offering everything from guitars,
basses, drums and keyboards to PA systems, installations, and lessons.  
910-762-5662.

Mark Moore Audio Solutions - Electrical engineer Mark Moore is your best friend
when it comes to maintenance of your amps and outboard equipment.  
910-409-0103.

Music Loft - Rob, Mark, Eddie & the entire staff at the Loft know what local professionals
need.  These guys have a stellar reputation for customer satisfaction.  
910-799-9310.