Country blues

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Country blues (Acoustic Blues)
Stylistic originsBlues, folk, country
Cultural originsSouthern US, early 20th century
Typical instrumentsGuitar, Harmonica
Mainstream popularityEarly to mid-20th century
Derivative formsChicago 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 | change source]