Country blues

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Country blues (Acoustic Blues)
Stylistic origins Blues, folk, country
Cultural origins Southern US, early 20th century
Typical instruments Guitar, Harmonica
Mainstream popularity Early to mid-20th century
Derivative forms Chicago blues, Detroit blues, Electric blues, Memphis blues, New Orleans blues, Swamp blues, Hill country blues
Subgenres
Delta blues, Louisiana blues, Piedmont blues

Country blues (also folk blues, rural blues, backwoods blues, or downhome blues) is all the acoustic, guitar forms of the blues.

Important country blues musicians[change | edit source]