Blues & Folk

Blues is a particular kind of folk music, originating in the USA and arising from the work songs and spirituals of Americans of African descent. It is a music of deep humanity and endless variation, usually simple in construction. Indeed, blues songs often have just three chords and a use a repetition of lyrics in the form AAB. Here’s a verse from one of the most famous blues songs of all time, Robert Johnson’s ‘Cross Road Blues’ (aka ‘Crossroads’). I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees Asked the Lord above "Have mercy, now sav...

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