(covers information from several alternate timelines)
Blues was a type of music.
In 2259 of the alternate reality, having received word that he was going to be sent back to Starfleet Academy following an incident involving the violation of the Prime Directive on Nibiru, James T. Kirk visited a bar in San Francisco where blues music was played over the speakers. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
In 2368, Commander William Riker asked Amarie if she would play some blues music on her piano. She asked him if Andorian blues was a good choice, and she began playing it for him. (TNG: "Unification II")