Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from
African American spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants and has its earliest stylistic
roots in West Africa.
Blues has been a major influence on later American and Western popular
music, finding expression in ragtime, jazz, big bands, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and
country music, as well as conventional pop songs and even modern classical music.
House of Blues:
House of Blues is a home for live music and southern-inspired cuisine in an environment
celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art.
The Blue Highway:
The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon. It was raised
amid the institutionalised savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of
America's largest cities.