Hear the Blues
Experience the USA
The blues were born in America, and made world famous by legends like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. Blues are universal—they speak to the essence of the human experience by turning heartache into joyful, uplifting music. Today, you’ll find traditional and innovative blues are alive and well in cities across the USA.
Rising out of the African-American experiences of the South, blues music is a distinctly U.S. form of artistic expression.
The city of Houston has a rich blues history, but that doesn’t mean the good times are only in the past.
Schedule your U.S. travel plans around these seven blues music festivals in top destinations.
For blues lovers, these museums and monuments offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of the musicians that started it all.
The blues began in the southeastern USA on front porches and ramshackle juke joints that encouraged dancing, drinking and music.
One Houston musician shares his favorite spots in the city and how there’s always something new to discover.