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Ryan Lee Crosby

Ryan Lee Crosby

By combining the hill country and Bentonia styles with sounds from India and Africa, Ryan Lee Crosby is expanding a tradition of Mississippi blues. He tours Europe annually and select U.S. regions, including recent performances at Mississippi’s renowned Juke Joint, Bentonia Blues, and Deep Blues Festivals. His latest album River Music is out now. For more information, visit


Slide Guitar

Intro to Indian Slide Guitar

May 9, 2020
Don’t know a raga from ravioli? Here’s a place to start.
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RL Burnside

Dive into the Deep Blues of the North Mississippi Hill Country

December 7, 2019
Players like R.L. Burnside, “Mississippi” Fred McDowell, and Robert Belfour pushed aside norms and carved new paths with hypnotic riffs and big rhythms.
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How to Play Bentonia Blues

September 14, 2019
Toss aside the rules and tune down your guitar.
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