After these legendary Bluesmen passed away, Blue Shoe focused on developing programs that allowed younger artists the opportunity to “fill their shoes”.  Seeing new faces playing the Blues really resonated with young audiences. Presentations in hundreds of school auditoriums and performing arts centershas helped to increase demand for our program.

As a result Blue Shoe went from reaching 84 children in 2004 to breaking the 300,000 mark in 2015.

It is our hope that as the program continues to grow, more children will become interested in the music and become inspired to pass on the tradition.