Tag: Led Zeppelin

When the Levees Broke: The Flood That Made Rock and Roll

Written by | July 21st, 2011

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Did you know that a flood created rock and roll? Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman says the 1927 Mississippi River flood drove the migration of Delta Blues musicians northward…where they plugged into amps and got electrified.

A River of Song: Channeling My Top 10 Tunes

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Rivers have generated more songs than any other habitat. In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Jeff Opperman offers his top 10 favorite river songs—what are your favorites?

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