An article on juke joints:
"Most juke joints are closed. They have long been on the decline, drying up and dying out. People fled north, towns emptied out, shacks were razed, drugs and violence brought decay, casinos lured customers away and bluesmen kicked the dust. Writers and music fans have been lamenting the death of the blues for a while now.
But just as the last of the old-school holdouts are letting go of their tremendous legacies, a budding enthusiasm is cropping up."