SATURDAY JJF STAGES

April 22, 2017

Rain of Shine 1

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

252 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

Earl “Little Joe” Ayers is a blues guitarist and singer based in Holly Springs, Mississippi. For over thirty years, he was a member of the Soul Blues Boys, Junior Kimbrough’s long-time backing band.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=ayers_joe

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11:00 am

Ever since I was knee-high to a duck, my dad called me “Willey Woot” and it sticks with me today. That’s what I am calling this CD. This is a mix of songs from my previous self produced CDs in the COTTON PATCH BLUES STYLE that I was raised on. That original SOUL BLUES like my Poppa played. I hope you enjoy.

https://robertkimbroughsr.com

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12:00 pm

Three generations of North Mississippi Hill Country and Delta blues. Cameron Kimbrough has been getting attention for several years as a powerful new voice in the blues, and his mother, Joyce Jones, who is an excellent blues singer, has been working on her debut album.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CamKimbrough/about/

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1:00 pm

David’s presentation of original, Delta, North Mississippi Hill Country and Cotton Patch Blues is the continuing source from which music enthusiasts may reference. His performance is the living blues.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Kimbrough

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2:00 pm

Mr. Turner played a cane fife that he made from reeds that grew on the bottomland of his farm. He led the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, which was the last survivor of a tradition that had transformed the sound of a Civil War military band into music with clear African roots: a syncopated drumbeat behind sharp, riffing melodies in pentatonic modes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR7WvvprjWk

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2:15 pm

RL Boyce is a blues musician from Como, Mississippi. Born in 1955, he picked up music as a teenager, starting out as a drummer in the local fife-and-drum bands of Otha Turner and Napolian Strickland, and later with Jessie Mae Hemphill as heard on her classic "Feelin' Good" album. He is also a singer and guitarist, inspired by his neighbors RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, as well as the records of John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf. Boyce developed an individual style that draws upon songs from the local repertoire and interprets them with a considerable degree of enthusiasm and spontaneity. Though his recorded output is slim, Boyce's renown has grown over the years and his performances at his frequent house/yard parties attract friends, neighbors, and visitors from around the world.

https://www.facebook.com/RLBoyceBlues/

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3:00 pm

Baptized in the fire water of Clarksdale, MS., Sean “Bad” Apple began his spiritual journey of learning the blues by seeking out the old blues musicians that were willing to share their years of knowledge. Sean is working hard to keep Hill Country Blues alive and well. People are always in for a good show and never leave disappointed when the Bad Apple is on the stage

http://seanbadapple.com

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5:00 pm

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and others.

https://myspace.com/duwayneburnside

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

332 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

Oakhurst Allstars School Band

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11:00 am

Michissippi Mick is a ardent blues fan, performer and Blues Foundation board member.

http://www.mimsmick.com

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12:00 pm

Mookie is an Arkansas blues guitar prodigy. Miss Carla is a long-time bassist.

https://www.facebook.com/marcus.cartwright.96

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1:00 pm

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta.

http://www.raycashman.net/index/

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2:00 pm

The traditional blues trio Harp, Hart & Bones consists of ‘Fast Eddie’ Consolmagno on harmonica and slide guitar, Bill ‘Dock’ Hart on resonator guitar, and Randy ‘da Bones Man’ Seppala on drums and folk percussion. Harp, Hart & Bones (H2B) draw their material largely from the blues tradition that dates to the 1920s and extends barely into the early 1950s. It was a time when bands of two or three people were common, playing on record, at dance parties, traveling shows and clubs. Unlike the urban blues and rock music that followed, it was a study in the essentials...acoustic-based music set against steady and syncopated rhythms with music responsibilities shared evenly to create one sound.

https://www.facebook.com/Harp-Hart-Bones-280768232082605/

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4:00 pm

Richard "Rip Lee" Pryor didn't have to go far for his blues pass. He was born into it, he is the son of the legendary Snooky Pryor. Rip started at a young tender age blowing his dad's discarded harmonicas and mimicking his records. Rip played guitar in several local soul bands while in high school. In 1994, he started playing blues guitar with his dad, netting a spot on Snooky's CD recording "Mind Your Own Business" and also a Japan tour. Rip formed several blues bands in the Carbondale Il area, singing and blowing harmonica. In 1998, he recorded a CD "Pitch a Boogie Woogie" playing all instruments on 8 of the tracks. Later he got into doing his solo act playing guitar and harmonica. With the hassle of music and a day job he got out of the music business in 2000. After retiring from his day job in 2008 and a bout with bone marrow cancer in 2010, Rip is back and very strong. He has been working steady with his One Man Blues Show touring South America, Europe, playing various local venues and blues festivals throughout the US. Rip recorded a CD in 2014 with Electro-Fi Records "Nobody But Me". Rip plays Chicago '50's style blues with a vengence.

http://www.ripleepryor.com

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Crossroads Marker Stage

49 & 61

11:00 am

was encouraged to learn and play an instrument by some of my great blues heros; Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stroger, and Hubert Sumlin; so I learned to play the harmonica. They introduced me to Little Arthur Duncan who was one of the great Chicago harmonica men who helped define the west side Chicago sound back in the 1950s and 60s. Little Arthur taught me to sing play and write music like no one but Steve Kolbus can. Although I play the blues I'm a huge fan of the blues and the people who play it first. with this in mind I hope to play and record every blues related genre and sub genre of music before it's all said and done. The Clarksdale Blues Revue is a high energy Rockin Blues band that enjoys making people happy. Our live show is a high energy interactive show with lots of antics!! We believe that our "Skippin and Hoppin" CD is a great reflection of this philosophy. I have been truly blessed as I have been surrounded by some of the worlds most accomplished musicians the whole time I've been playing. The Clarksdale Blues Revue with world class musicians like Walt Busby, Jaxx Nassar, and Cade Moore is no exception.

https://www.reverbnation.com/stevekolbusandtheclarksdalebluesrevue

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12:00 pm

Jawbone and Jolene is a blues/roots acoustic duo. Just this year, we've had the pleasure of performing at festivals as well as various clubs but we still continue to practice our music while busking on street corners, farmers markets and even a little retro furniture shop.

https://www.reverbnation.com/jawboneandjolene

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1:00 pm

Mandy Lemons, winner of the 2015 Emissaries of Memphis Music Peoples Choice Award, and Sturgis Nikides, who recorded and toured with the legendary Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, John Cale (of The Velvet Underground) - aka/Low Society - are blazing new trails on the stomping grounds of Blues Roots and Americana music. Texas Blues, Memphis Rock 'N Soul and a healthy dose of New York attitude help define the sound and spirit of their sophomore 2014 album, 'You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down', on Icehouse Records.

http://www.screaminblues.com

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3:00 pm

Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Rambler and Teacher who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life but the road is truly his home, His original music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, early Country and beyond.

http://www.loushieldsart.com

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4:00 pm

Honest Down Home Blues. We play the music and the Tall stories that go with it

https://www.facebook.com/LeafRiverBlues/

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Delta Blues Museum Stage

1 Blues Alley

1:00 pm

The purpose of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Program is to continue the great musical tradition born in the Mississippi Delta: the Delta blues. The Arts and Education program teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument or instruments of their choice. Instruments – drums, guitars, and keyboards – are provided by the museum for use in the classroom and authorized performances. However, we encourage students to purchase their own instruments.

http://www.deltabluesmuseum.org

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2:00 pm

For Carson, music is all about communication. “I want my music to tell stories and influence people. I want to write music and perform music that makes people want to hear more.” Carson is the youngest endorsee with Hohner Harmonicas.

https://www.carsondiersing.com

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3:00 pm

At the tender age of 6, Kingfish began playing the drums. Three years later at the age of 9, he took up the bass guitar. At the age of 11, he began playing lead guitar. By the age of 14, he had mastered all three instruments and has added vocals to his ever growing list of talents. Unlike many of his musical predecessors from Mississippi, Kingfish never had to pick cotton or sell his soul to the devil at the infamous Crossroads. Yet, this child prodigy’s soul is possessed with the feeling, passion and fire of the much older men who created the most important genre of American music, the Blues.

https://www.christonekingfishingram.com

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4:00 pm

Ol' Skool Revue (Delta State University)

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4:45 pm

Coming to you from the Delta Music Institute at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, we are DELTA-ROX! Started by Mr. Barry Bays, DeltaROX plays all the hits of classic rock, or of the classic rock sound. The band, being a class for the Delta Music Institute, consists of different members every semester.

http://deltamusicinstitute.deltastate.edu/wordpress/tag/deltarox/

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5:30 pm

The DMI is an independent center of study under the College of Arts and Sciences at Delta State University, offering a bachelor’s degree in entertainment industry studies. The focus of the DMI is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative and business areas of the music and entertainment industry.

http://www.deltastate.edu/news-and-events/2016/01/mississippi-delta-night-in-the-capital-city/

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Delta Furniture Stage

238 Issaquena Avenue

10:00 am

Ghalia and the Naphtalines is a journey back in time through the origins of present-day music, sharing with you the best hits on the charts in the 40 '50' 60 '! Rock and roll rhythms, rock'n'roll, boogie, rhythm'n'blues and roots music are highlighted. So let's put your blue suede shoes and get ready to swing, to rock, to roll and let the voodoo get out of your soul!

https://ghaliaandthenaphtalines.com

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11:00 am

Heather has been singing for 32 years, playing bass for 19 years & knows exactly what makes her spirit dance…BLUES & old SOUL music! Heather was born in Louisiana where she began singing in her childhood. In her early twenty’s, she lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she cut her teeth playing bass for Detroit/Arkansas Bluesman, St. Thomas Jenkins. After his passing, Heather polished her musical chops by playing in several bands in AR. for many years. She then branched out playing in MS. Blues bands Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks, Stan Street and the Hambone Band, and Big T & The Family which eventually led her to take up residence in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the world famous “Blues Crossroads,” the place she currently calls home. Although Heather spent several years backing her Blues mentors, she has also fronted her own Soul Blues band, Heavy Suga’ & The SweeTones, for 9 years.

http://www.heathercrosse.com

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1:00 pm

"Searing guitar, wailing harmonica and undeniable vocal power"

http://www.thebeatdaddys.com

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2:00 pm

In the mid 1990's (and against everyones advice) Kifer dedicated himself to learning how to play the blues. Since then this prolific songwriter has recorded 7 cd's of original music. Now known nationwide as The Blues Wizard , Keith and his songwriting partner Rosie Mac have been featured on national TV shows such as America's Got Talent and others.

http://bleedstreet1.homestead.com/kk.html

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3:00 pm

Libby Rae is an authentic Blues woman who has been playing Blues since the early 1970's. She helped organize the talent for the very first Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS in 1978.

http://www.libbyrae.com

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4:00 pm

Deak Harp has been playing harmonica since he was 12 years old. His biggest early inspiration came when his brother introduced him to the music of James Cotton. Deak followed Cotton's band along the east coast for close to five years before Cotton offered Deak a job driving his van. For the next six years, Deak toured with the James Cotton blues band, eventually opening acts and playing along with "Superharp" himself.

http://www.deakharp.com

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5:00 pm

Johnny Lowebow is the stage name for John Lowe, musician and bookstore owner from Memphis TN who has become known for his unusual electric cigar box guitars called Lowebows. His live shows have been described as “brutal blues blasts” by fellow cigar box guitarist, Shane Speal. “John has a way of chugging deep and swampy blues from his Lowebow,” says Speal, “and then he builds up this booming backbeat with his foot drums.” Speal continues, “Once he gets going, his whole rhythm sounds like an old Chrysler running on 5 cylinders with sporadic backfires. It’s perfect!”

http://cigarboxguitars.com/community/musicians/johnny-lowe

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JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by Stephen "Bluesdude" Duncan

near Yazoo Pass restaurant at Yazoo Ave. & Third St.

10:00 am

Do you play or sing? Then, drop by the official JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by Stephen "Bluesdude" Duncan, and play a couple songs. (Located in front of Yazoo Pass restaurant near Yazoo Ave. & Third St.)

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Miss Del's General Store Stage

145 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

Colombian artist inspired by the beat of rural dance music of north Mississippi, the Hill Country Blues along with a self-discovered sense of spirituality in Blues music, creates a unique sound that blends his backgrounds in African & Latin American music with Rock n’ Roll, incites you to party and the dancing ritual. Considered the Hill Country Blues Pioneer in Latin America.

http://www.carloselliotjr.com/index/

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11:00 am

Stormy Monday is a down home Blues band based out of Starkville, MS. Along with their original tunes, they pay tribute to all the greats from Albert King and SRV to Muddy Waters, and everyone in between. Based in Starkville, they're all from the great state of Mississippi where the Blues was born, and love to get out and share that music anywhere they can. As they like to say, Have Blues Will Travel!

http://stormymondaybluesband.com

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12:00 pm

Cedell Davis is a blues legend from Helena, AR. He has traveled the world playing his delta blues music to his many dedicated fans.

https://www.facebook.com/cedelldavisblues/

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1:00 pm

“Cadillac” John Nolden is a blues harmonica player, songwriter, and vocalist from Renova, Mississippi.

http://www.smokestacklightnin.com/Bios/Cadillac%20John%20with%20the%20Cornlickers.htm

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3:00 pm

Young bluesman from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Anthony Sherrod & The Cornlickers are the official house band of Red’s – 'the most famous juke joint in the world'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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4:00 pm

The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

https://www.lightninmalcolm.com

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5:00 pm

Stripped-down dirty blues-rock duo is also a fav of Deep Blues Fest...

http://catltheband.com

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

350 Issaquena

10:00 am

Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Rambler and Teacher who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life but the road is truly his home, His original music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, early Country and beyond.

http://www.loushieldsart.com

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11:00 am

Natchez-based drummer, harmonica player and vocalist Hezekiah Early was born on October 7, 1934 on a farm in the community of Anna’s Bottom, located about a dozen miles north of Natchez adjacent to the Mississippi River. Some of first music that Early heard as a young man was that of local fife and drum groups, which consisted of a fife player, two snare drums, and a bass player. His father, Wilson, played fife, and Early learned to play all the instruments himself. He continued playing in such bands until 1970, and says that he would like to revive the tradition.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=early_hezekiah

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12:00 pm

80-year-old Clarksdale blues legend Bilbo Walker where's a wig and suit... duckwalks... and dances with his guitar!

https://www.facebook.com/RobertBilboWalker/

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1:00 pm

This Mississippi band is tearing up the south with their brand of Hill Country, and soulful blues, featuring Mark "The Muleman" Massey on vocals and guitar, and Grammy & Emmy award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ, with Dave Bennett bass and Walter Pope drums, from the Memphis Blues Society and 40 yrs veterans of the music scene.

https://www.reverbnation.com/markmulemanmasseyband

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2:00 pm

Piano Red

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3:00 pm

Phillip grew up around the blues but didn't know it. Reaching the ripe old age of 18 before he even took up a musical instrument he started out playing church and worship music before moving to Nashville, TN for a couple of years. Now back in the Delta, with a band of top notch musicians Phillip brings a flurry of guitar and grit to the stage. The band has been honing their sound for years now.

https://www.facebook.com/bluesunderground/

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4:00 pm

Louis Arzo Youngblood, aka “Gearshifter,” is a Jackson-based guitarist and vocalist who performs a unique blend of country blues, modern soul-blues, and everything in between.

http://www.arts.ms.gov/folklife/artist.php?dirname=youngblood_louis

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5:00 pm

One of Mississippi's hidden treasures: a contemporary hill country bluesman, lifelong resident of Pontotoc, who has created his own distinctive version of the harp-blowing, guitar-grooving one-man band. Although he's long past the dues-paying stage, Bean has played with some of the most important bluesmen to come out of Mississippi in the past two decades.

http://www.hillcountryharmonica.com/terry_bean.html

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Paramount Marquee Stage

200 block of Yazoo Avenue

10:15 am

Charles Cesare

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11:00 am

The Mississippi based Multi-instrumentalist combines the Tribal Rhythms and raw electrifying power of the Hill Country Blues with melodic songwriting wisdom of heroes Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. MALCOLM fuses elements of Funk, Soul, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, West African World Beat, Gospel and Country to create an Authentic Signature sound in modern day World Roots Music.

https://www.lightninmalcolm.com/home

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12:00 pm

“Little Willie” Farmer is a self-taught guitarist, who developed a style that is closest to the Memphis Blues, a mixture of Soul and Blues. He writes and performs original music and has produced several CDs. He performs in clubs, festivals, and for private parties and also does Blues education workshops, having worked with Johnnie Billington, and Jerry Fair in the Montgomery County School District, the Montgomery County Arts Council and Action Communication and Education Reform’s Cultural Arts and Multimedia Project.

http://www.arts.ms.gov/artist-roster/artist.php?n=farmer_little_willie&r=artist-roster

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1:00 pm

“Music is one of my biggest outlets. Music does something; it’s like medicine to me. I can express all of my emotions. I won’t sing a song unless I can feel it. I feel free. I can just be free of everything. Every worry I ever had, it’s gone. You got to do music for the love of it ’cause you can’t make no living playing blues.You got to do it from the heart."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq4QKY_uzf4

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2:00 pm

Southern Halo has crafted a signature sound that is a blend of classic Country and “Pop Country” with a dash of Southern Rock or CPR: Country/Pop/Rock. It’s youthful, energetic music - made immediately recognizable by the sweet sibling harmonies that have become Southern Halo’s trademark.

https://www.southernhalo.net

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4:00 pm

Like the highway it’s named after, the musicians of 61 Ghosts, have collectively done their time on the road. 61 Ghosts is Badlands-Rock Americana. A three-piece band, combining the talents of singer-songwriter Joe Mazzari, bass player J.D. Sipe and drummer Dixie. A Tri-state roots rock trio that calls Clarksdale, Mississippi, homebase.

http://61ghosts.com

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5:00 pm

Rachelle has consistently brought the house down to cheering audiences around the world by bringing her own high-powered brand of Blues; from soul, to country, to uptown, onto the stage. Rachelle’s take on the blues is unexpectedly honest and mesmerizing.

http://rachellecoba.com

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

291 Sunflower Avenue

10:00 am

Krista Shows & Scott Sharpe

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11:00 am

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod is a young Mississippi bluesman, schooled by a noted blues teacher in the area, “Mr. Johnnie” Billington, who taught not only the music but the value of hard work and knowledge of the culture and history from which Mississippi blues emerged, a world where the musicians worked at very hard, low-paying agricultural jobs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsaLmGmWEw

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12:00 pm

Kansas City soul-bluesman, guitarist Pat Moss has been visiting Clarksdale for years.

https://www.facebook.com/Pat-Moss-96399108191/

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1:00 pm

Brad "bebad" McCloud, growly voiced, guitar wrenching, poet of the hardroad.

http://www.caseoftheblues.com

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2:00 pm

Memphis' long-performing Native American bluesman.

http://butchmudbone.com/index.html

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3:00 pm

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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4:00 pm

American blues slide guitarist skilled in the North Mississippi Hill Country blues style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Brown_(guitarist)

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5:00 pm

Lula, Mississippi's Shine Turner's tribute to the late-great Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston.

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Rock & Blues Museum Stage

113 East 2nd Street

10:00 am

Armed with foot percussion, a National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box reso-hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs.

http://jonshort.com

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11:00 am

Coen’s recordings are strongly rooted in blues, country and religious-based music. He characterizes his style as ‘contemporary country-blues’…a modern culmination of the hodgepodge of musical influences absorbed from living in the Mid-Southern U.S. and continual touring.

http://daviscoen.com

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1:00 pm

Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and Shy Perry have travelled extensively as a duet and full band for years. They were recently one of the main musical acts on European Blues Cruise 2016 that sailed on the Mediterranean Sea from Marseille, France to Naples, Rome, and Bastia, Italy. Shy and Bill performed in Marseille and had 5 shows on the ship Croisieres De France.

http://billhowlnmaddperry.com

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2:00 pm

I'm Brad Webb. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN, which has a rich musical heritage known the world over from Rock n Roll, Blues, Gospel, Rockabilly, Soul and R&B. I've been producing, writing, recording and playing guitar with Blind Mississippi Morris since 1986. Currently for the last two years I've been helping the Memphis Blues Society and holding one blues Jam at Rum Boogie on Beale St. and another at the 40 years in the business "Stage Stop".

http://www.bradwebb.com

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3:00 pm

David’s presentation of original, Delta, North Mississippi Hill Country and Cotton Patch Blues is the continuing source from which music enthusiasts may reference. His performance is the living blues.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Kimbrough

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4:00 pm

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

https://www.facebook.com/MississippiMarshall/

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5:00 pm

American soul blues singer, guitarist, arranger, songwriter and record producer. He was influenced by the deep soul music of the 1960s, as performed by O. V. Wright, James Carr, and Z. Z. Hill, although his styling, production and lyrics are more contemporary in nature.

http://www.johnnyrawlsblues.com

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Stone Pony Pizza

226 Delta Avenue

10:00 am

Robin Lane is the heart of an act that continually conjures up the memory of Mr. Tater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtGiID3rT_A

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11:00 am

Sarah Levingston

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12:00 pm

The son of famed Mississippi bluesman James “Son” Thomas, from Leland, Mississippi, carries on the family blues business, keeping his fatherʼs songs alive, as well as doing his own thing in the country blues tradition. His dad, as many blues fans know, was brought to the international blues forefront by musicologist William Ferris. Pat Thomas is also a well renowned folk artist who makes clay sculpture of birds, animals, and human faces, also a passion he shares with his late father.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/pat-thomas/

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1:00 pm

Nashville's rising star of the blues plays Clarksdale regularly as well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbudkPuXNB4

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2:00 pm

Roy Harper (born 12 June 1941)[1] is an English folk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a professional musician since 1964. Harper has released 32 albums (including 10 live albums) across his 50-year career. As a musician, Harper is known for his distinctive fingerstyle playing and lengthy, lyrical, complex compositions, a result of his love of jazz and Keats.[2] His influence upon other musicians has been acknowledged by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who said Harper was his "...primary influence as an acoustic guitarist and songwriter."[3] Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph described him as "one of Britain's most complex and eloquent lyricists and genuinely original songwriters... much admired by his peers"[4] Across the Atlantic his influence has been acknowledged by Seattle-based acoustic band Fleet Foxes, American musician and producer Jonathan Wilson and Californian harpist Joanna Newsom with whom he has also toured. In 2005, Harper was awarded the MOJO Hero Award, and in 2013 a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His most recent album, Man and Myth, was released in 2013. In 2016, Harper celebrated his 75th birthday by performing concerts in Clonakilty, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Edinburgh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Harper

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3:00 pm

Though Blues harpist, singer, and educator, Hal Reed is currently living in Bettendorf, IA, he was born just a few miles from the Mississippi Delta and grew up surrounded by legends of blues music. His playing brims with the stamp of authenticity, having a triple-fisted influence of Mississippi, Gospel and Chicago style blues pumping through his heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_hJEpig1Qk

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4:00 pm

Dicky James is an American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is a highly skilled performer specializing in Chicago, Memphis, and Mississippi Hill Country style Blues. “The Blues is like a jealous lover. You be true to her, she’ll be true to you.” --Dicky James

http://www.dickyjames.com

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5:00 pm

Eddie's sophisticated playing allows him to bring back some old favorites and add his own new tunes that are a bit too tricky for the average blues bar band to copy. Fans are sure to tap their toes when he belts out "Cut You Loose," a Ricky Allen tune which was a favorite of his late mother Vera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa98NG7zZA

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The Bank

123 E 2nd Strett

10:00 am

Student Art & Writing Contest awards

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11:00 am

His years of playing Nashville, Clarksdale and Memphis have served his blues well.

https://www.facebook.com/preston.rumbaugh.5

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12:00 pm

Marshall Drew was born on January 11, 1984 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He took an interest in music at a young age, learning to play guitar at age five and beginning to write songs at eight. He played in several local bands during his teens, often performing blues music throughout the Mississippi Delta. Drew, however, cites classic rock-era singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young as his primary influences. He is also heavily influenced by highly melodic rock bands such as The Beatles and Big Star.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Drew

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1:00 pm

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Gill has been lighting up stages in the mid-South for over twenty years. Armed with sweet guitar rhythms, a soulful voice and a clever, unique songwriter’s perspective, Chris is well-known as one of Jackson, Mississippi’s most entertaining performers. His songs incorporate elements of blues, rock, reggae, folk and dance music.

http://www.chrisgillmusic.com/index.html

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2:00 pm

Dr. David Evans is one of the most important contemporary blues musicologists and academics, the author of the seminal traditional folk blues history “Big Road Blues- Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues.” Among his many honors, he is recipient of the Fulbright award. He holds degrees from Harvard and the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of “The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to the Blues” and many other publicatons. He has produced more than 50 albums of field and studio recordings for the University of Memphis’ High Water Records.

http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/dr-david-evans/

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3:00 pm

All Aboard! that Blues Train. it's your boy Otis "TCB" Taylor. it's going down sunflower river blues fest, at Delta Blues alley Clarksdale miss. TCB ant the Main Stage Band will be performing from 1030pm to 1230pm at Adel's Blues alley, across from ground zero blues club, on Saturday nite. their will be a cover charge, so hey after William bell do his thang on the stage, come on over and check out a real live soul-blues performance from the hottest band in the land. [come on and do wat u do].

https://www.facebook.com/otis.taylor.102

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4:00 pm

If you're reading this right now, you've probably been indoctrinated into the mysteries of the mythical Mississippi night. You've felt the sweet taste from a fruit jar….you've seen the moonlight through the trees bathing the surreal shapes of the kudzu cloaked hills. This is the first recording by the group Mississippi Stomp. It's a long time coming. The songs at the heart of "Chickasaw Lodge" bear witness to the combined experience and talent of it's members, all native Mississippians.

https://mississippistomp.com

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5:00 pm

The Man and the music speaks for itself. Earnest "Guitar" Roy is truly fulfilling his dream. Earnest Roy, Jr. was born on September 25th, 1958 in Clarksdale, Mississippi under the watchful eye of his late, great father and guitarist, Earnest Roy, Sr. who worked with Jackie Brinston, Ike Turner, John Lee Hooker, Wade Walton, Raymond Hill and many of the other Clarksdale bluesman. He has a happy knack of writing good songs and performing them convincingly. Earnest inherited his father's brand of playing and his father's band name, Earnest "Guitar" Roy and the Clarksdale Rockers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NfhdKxByGM

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Wade Walton Barber Shop

317 Issaquena Avenue

10:00 am

Blues-Rock band from Eastern Kentucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7AtiSLsWns

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11:00 am

Lew Jetton learned The Blues while working in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee as a teenager and young man. Musically, he had 2 of the best mentors you could think of. While working in Jackson, Tennessee, he became acquainted with the legendary Carl Perkins. Later, after moving to Western Kentucky, he was befriended by blues legend Snooky Pryor, who hailed from just across the Ohio River in Southern Illinois. Lew joined the blues band 61 South in 1994 as a guitar player, then took over as the frontman a year later.

http://www.lewjetton.com

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12:00 pm

Born in St. Louis, Lucious Spiller discovered at an early age that God had blessed him with a special gift. Music permeated his home and he absorbed it all. His father gave Lucious a guitar when he was four and taught him his first chords. He was a natural. He hails from the Spiller family that has contributed to and enhanced the musical experiences of countless people across the country and the world. His family has their own permanent marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, "Black Prairie Blues". His early memories include his father, Lucious Spiller, Sr., his uncle "Magic Sam" and his cousins, Eddie Clearwater and Vernon and Joe Harrington, and many other blues greats performing at his childhood home during family reunions. He was itching to play. He started out playing bass guitar in church. And the rest is history!

https://www.facebook.com/BlueSpiller/

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1:00 pm

His years of playing Nashville, Clarksdale and Memphis have served his blues well.

https://www.facebook.com/preston.rumbaugh.5

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2:00 pm

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is the proprietor of one of the oldest juke joints in Mississippi, the Blue Front in Bentonia. In the mid-2000s he began performing blues actively after many years of performing casually, and has already garnered several awards and many accolades. He is a practitioner and conscious advocate of a distinctive blues style from his hometown whose most famous proponent was blues pioneer Skip James.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=holmes_jimmy

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3:00 pm

Leo “Bud” Welch Sr. was born in Sabougla, Mississippi in 1932. Bud picked up a guitar for the first time in 1945. By 1947 at age 15, Bud could play well enough to perform publically and garnered the blessing of many elder guitar players. Bud was offered an audition by BB King but could not afford the trip to Memphis. Leo does not believe that Blues is the devil’s music but a way of expressing the highs and lows of one’s life through song. Leo’s debut album “Sabougla Voices” was released January 7, 2014 just two months before his 82nd birthday and his sophomore album “I Don’t Prefer No Blues” was released on March 24, 2015 just two days after his 83rd birthday.

http://www.leobudwelch.com

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4:00 pm

Terry “Big T” Williams has dedicated his life to his music. Born in Clarksdale in 1960, he spent his early years on a plantation in Farrell, Mississippi, hearing stories about Muddy Waters attending Sunday picnics in his grandmother’s yard.

http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/artist.php?dirname=williams_terry

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5:00 pm

"Music courses through Kern Pratt's veins as sure as the Mississippi River flows through the Delta, and just like the Mighty River has affected lives up and down its banks, Kern touches the souls of those who hear his music. After all, music is the voice of the soul and Kern helps us hear it loud and clear. Kern's music blends all that is good about Delta music and takes it out into the world. His rock-influenced blues produces funky, bluesy, jazzy, toe-tapping tunes that are a blend of the musicians who influenced him along with life experiences that have left a mark on him personally and his music.

http://www.kernpratt.com

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