MusicWiki Detroit Blues Page
Detroit blues has it's own distinctive style. It is very greasy, grimy, and lowdown. It's industrial sound evolved when Delta blues performers migrated north from the Mississippi Delta and Memphis, Tennessee, to work in industrial plants in Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s. Typical Detroit blues is similar in style to Chicago blues. Its sound is distinguished from Delta blues by the use of electric amplified instruments and more varied instrumentation, including the bass guitar and piano.