It started like any other idea: over a beer! We were discussing the state of Blues online and noted that many sites had great content, but were sorely outdated or out of style. We discussed the need for a good looking, easy to use, informative site that would amass the collective wealth of the tightly-knit Blues community, players, history, and past and current blues musicians into one place.
We wanted to offer great, high quality blues t-shirts, blues posters, and other fun things that would give blues and music fans the opportunity to show off their love of the music in a fun and unique way. Most importantly, we want to enrich and further blues music in all it's forms. That's why we donate part of the proceeds from many of our blues t-shirts and other products to blues causes, markers, benefits, non-for-profits, etc.!
And of course, blues music is about washing away the stress of life and and having fun, so we added entertaining bits of blues culture, like blues-inspired recipes and we created the blues name generator for good measure!
Finally, Matt wanted to provide a professional, high-quality, stylish music section where blues musicians could sell their CDs online and have a chance to show off their music to all types of blues fans around the world.
Matt Marshall currently spearheads running the site (with some help). We're blues fans to the bone. Matt plays blues guitar on a busted old Gibson with a busted old Peavy Classic, and has avidly been making a failed attempt at learning what he calls blues piano. Matt's a self-proclaimed chef, and his smoker is running full blast more days than it isn't. If you're about halfway between Saint Louis and Kansas City, Missouri be sure to look us up; we'll cook you up one of our Bluescentric recipes and a big slab of Memphis style ribs! We travel frequently up and down Highway 61, taking in all that Chicago, Memphis, the Delta, and New Orleans have to offer, which is, unsurprisingly, a lot.
We sure hope you enjoy the site! Pick up a t-shirt while you're here and help support the blues while looking great!