In Tunisia, remnants of forces loyal to ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali continue to stage attacks around the country. Lone gunmen often target civilians rather than taking on the more powerful Tunisian army.
These attackers are making life difficult for Tunisians.
The scars of the popular uprising that brought down the Tunisian president last week are visible in the port city of Bizerte, the northernmost city of Africa.
Much like I did, the Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle spent last week overindulging on jazz in New York City. He has a massive blog post about it, and his conclusions ought to be required reading. Some of the salient points:
Longtime bluesman Charlie Musselwhite plays "music from the heart." Originally from Kosciusko, Miss., Musselwhite learned of the blues following street singers on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. "They fascinated me as a little kid," Musselwhite says. "I was crazy about blues the first time I heard it."
Over the course of his 43 years in music, Musselwhite has released 30 albums and was introduced into the Blues Hall of Fame last year. Released last August, his album The Well draws from rockabilly, gospel, country and city blues.