As this year comes to an end, we present to you the best New Year’s Eve blues songs to add to your playlist! Whether you plan to pop some champagne, take a shot of whiskey, or watch the ball drop in Times Square, get ready for the clock to strike midnight and ring in your new year with the Blues! Here are some New Year’s Eve blues songs from masters like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Waits, and Lightin’ Hopkins.

Happy Blues Year and have a rockin’ 2019!

“The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.” Tom Waits



Stevie Ray Vaughn: Happy New Year Blues


 Lonnie Johnson: Happy New Year Darling



Johnny Otis Orchestra: Happy New Year, Baby



Lightnin’ Hopkins: Happy New Year



Charles Brown: Bringing in a Brand New Year



Tom Waits: New Year’s Eve



Blind Lemon Jefferson: Happy New Year Blues



Otis Redding and Carla Thomas: New Year’s Resolution



Devon Ebersold for Keeping the Blues Alive

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