Hill Country Blues: History and Sound of Hill Country Blues

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 28, 2021 • 5 min read

The hill country blues is a style of blues music from North Mississippi that is distinct from the Delta blues played in the westernmost part of the state. Some of the most acclaimed artists in all of blues music, including Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough, played North Mississippi hill country blues.