The blues in the United States dates back to about 1920.
Bob Eagle is an independent scholar in Australia. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Blues and Gospel Music. Eric S. LeBlanc is an instructor at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Canada.
"A Selected Artists CD discography and a bibliography complete the offer. It is difficult to imagine that anyone can possibly write seriously about blues in the future without this book at their elbow. It's an absolute classic and absolutely indispensable." - Names and Numbers "A valuable reference book for any blues researcher and an interesting approach to rethinking arbitrary categories." - Living Blues "Blues: A Regional Experience should be purchased by every library and by every blues researcher." - Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association