Whither The Blues?

“Can a media blitz save the blues? Do the blues need to be saved? And if the blues were to be saved, what would be their 21st-century role?” These questions have arisen because of a congressional proclamation, a PBS documentary, and the general perception that traditional blues music is fast become a museum piece. “The blues was once as audacious as hip-hop, as intimate as emo and as insubordinate as punk. So there’s never a bad time to recognize the blues.”