The Year In Blues, From KPLU

This year, the 10 best blues albums feature many younger artists who play original music; their work is rooted in the blues but headed somewhere else. Some purists may be put off, but this is a fascinating moment, in which the music is evolving right in front of us. It's also a demonstration of how deeply blues has become embedded in our culture.

John Kessler is host of All Blues on KPLU. Click here for more entries in our Best Music of 2009 series.

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Cover to Already Free

Cover to Already Free

Cover to White Sugar

Cover to White Sugar

Cover to The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Cover to The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Cover To Never Going Back

Cover To Never Going Back

Cover to The Ballad Of John Henry

Cover to The Ballad Of John Henry

Cover to Dearest Darlin'

Cover to Dearest Darlin'

Cover to From The Water

Cover to From The Water

Cover to New Century Blues

Cover to New Century Blues

Cover to Hard Believer

Cover to Hard Believer

Slo Leak Cover

Slo Leak Cover

Slo Leak Cover

Slo Leak Cover

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