The Baton Rouge Blues Project

The Baton Rouge Blues Project began after marinating on several conversations I’d had with members of Baton Rouge’s music community. Few people seem to recognize the value of the city in creating swamp blues, an arm of the blues that audibly, comfortably straddles the line between the city and the swamp.

It was those conversations that led me to try to do my part to recognize the treasures of Baton Rouge’s blues history. The remaining pioneers of the genre are slowly fading away into the annals of history, so my plan was to begin taking down their stories before it was too late. I’ve got a long list of musicians, etc., that I hope to speak with, but here’s what we’ve got so far:

 

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