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Watch CBS 60 Minutes’ report on the state of the blues

CBS television’s 60 Minutes traveled to Clarksdale, Mississippi to do an in-depth story on the state of the blues.

The story highlighted multiple artists including James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Ghalia Volt, and an extensive interview with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

Morgan Freeman was also interviewed for the feature. Freeman has owned the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale for over two decades.

Watch the report that aired on 60 Minutes below.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

6 thoughts on “Watch CBS 60 Minutes’ report on the state of the blues

  • If you didn’t interview Joe Bonamassa, your story is incomplete

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    • The “State” they are referring to in the title (The State of the Blues) is Mississippi … and the 60 Minutes’ piece was mainly focused on Clarksdale, MS and its place in keeping the blues relevant. Joe Bonamassa is not from Mississippi, or Clarksdale, so he would not need to be a feature to the story’s main perspective.

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    • Joe Bonammasa is a complete joke in a story about REAL Blues. He’s a fast guitar player, big deal. If you really want to know the Blues, Daytona, do some research and dig a whole lot deeper. You’re missing out on a vast library by reading only one book. Peace.

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  • Joe Bonamossa? That’s cute. Dude can play, but with no feeling at all.

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    • Agree! Been thinking the same thing for a long time. Joe seems to have very little street cred or raw writing skills. Blues rock music doesn’t need a shiny, slick back, sunglasses image. Blues is music that working, struggling families can relate to. I love blues music and musicianship and I see it heading in the direction of Country music to New Country singing about trucks and beer.

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      • Diss on Joe Bonamassa if you don’t like him, but realize rhr he’s done an incredible job in promoting the genre with his annual “Keeping the Blues Alive” cruise.

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