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Mar 9, 2023

The Blues Sistas are in the building talking about well...sistas who sing the blues. From Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith to newer voices like Beth Hart and Ruthie Foster, we're talking about how the ladies have made their mark on this music. 

Feb 23, 2023

Preston Lauterbach, music journalist and author of Beale Street Dynasty, is also the author of The Chitlin Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n" Roll, where he explores the origins of rock-and-roll in Black culture, specifically Black/Delta blues culture. Cooki B and Tonya talk to him about his book, the artists and songs...

Feb 9, 2023

The blues has been more often than not about being "down bad." But there's some love in the mix! Maybe not ordinary or traditional love. But there IS love in the blues too. And your Blues Sistas are talking about it. Tune in!

Jan 26, 2023

Blues is the Basement is back with Cooki B and new host, Ms. Tonya D! The season opened at Suga Shack in front of a live audience featuring a high energy BIG MEMPHIS performance and interview with Al Kapone/Al Kapeezy. He's not just a rapper but a blues lover too!  He is creating his own lane with hip hop blues and it's...

Jan 19, 2023

It's a new season with a new co-host! Ms. Cooki B returns to Blues in the Basement with singer and music lover Tonya Dyson. We know no one can fill The Pilot's - Malvin Massey - shoes but we can keep the music, his memory and his legacy alive. Stay tuned for the first episode launching on January 26th, live from Suga...