SATURDAY NIGHT VENUES

April 23, 2022

JJF Wristbands Required

Acts & Times are subject to change.

Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Avenue

6:00 pm

Little Willie Farmer

“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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Shack Up Inn

1 Commissary Road

6:00 pm

Bill Abel

Bill Abel from Belzoni Mississippi plays the raw gutbucket blues he learned from Paul Jones, T Model Ford, Cadillac John and many other blues legends.

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-Abel-192999535686/

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Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

164 Delta Avenue

7:00 pm

Rip Lee Pryor

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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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front bar)

352 Delta Avenue

7:00 pm

Terry Harmonica Bean

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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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

7:00 pm

Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to Rhythm & Blues music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a five-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and was the lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

http://kirkfletcherband.com/bio/

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

278 Sunflower Ave

7:00 pm

Grace Askew

At the wild age of 22, Grace left six generations of Memphis roots behind to find her voice - what she found was far more than a delicately destructive sound. Invoking the spirits of the cross roads and imbibing the spirits of the heartland, this Tennessee tumbleweed found a home with the salt of the earth.

http://www.graceaskew.com

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New Roxy (main stage)

363 Issaquena Avenue

7:00 pm

Blue Mother Tupelo

Blue Mother Tupelo - the husband and wife team of Ricky Davis (acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, vocals) and Micol Davis (piano, tambourine, vocals) - began performing as a duo in 1995. Soon thereafter, drummers, bassists, harmonica players, fiddle players and other friends would sit in. BMT primarily performs as a trio with guitars (acoustic & electric), piano, tambourines & drums, percussion. Ricky & Micol also perform in the original duo format as well. Unique, passionate, inspired and unaffected by musical genres, Blue Mother Tupelo is pure heart and soul.

https://www.bluemothertupelo.com

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The Bank

123 E. Second Street

7:00 pm

Marshall Drew

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.[1]

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

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The Den

220 Yazoo Avenue

7:00 pm

Todd Albright

Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it. ​

https://www.toddalbright.com

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Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

212 Third St.

7:00 pm

Mark 'Mule Man' Massey & Billy Earheart

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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Bad Apple Blues Club

349 Issaquena Avenue

7:30 pm

Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes

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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224 Yazoo (BYOB venue)

224 Yazoo Avenue

8:00 pm

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & the Allstars w/Space Cowboy

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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Bluesberry Cafe

235 Yazoo Avenue

8:00 pm

Watermelon Slim & the Truckers

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote "From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat." Paste Magazine writes "He's one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he's got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him."

http://watermelonslim.com

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Hambone Art & Music

111 E. Second Street

8:00 pm

Hopeless Case Blues Allstars w/special guests!

Hopeless Case Blues Allstars w/Stan Street, Rachel Ammons, Rachelle Coba, Ilana Katz Katz & more!

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Hopson Commissary (back courtyard)

1 Commissary Circle

8:00 pm

Lightnin' Malcolm

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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Messenger's

133 MLK Dr.

8:00 pm

Jimbo Mathus & Creatures of Southern Wild

JIMBO MATHUS (born in Mississippi, 1967) is an award-winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist (instruments: Guitar, bass, drums, piano, trombone, mandolin, harmonica). Perhaps best known for his work with the platinum-record-holding swing-revival band Squirrel Nut Zippers, other associated acts include Johnny Vomit & The Dry Heaves, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Mississippi Allstars, Jim Dickinson, Knockdown Society, Knockdown South and Buddy Guy. His current band is JIMBO MATHUS & TRI-STATE COALITION. Jimbo is a favorite of Juke Joint Festival, performing nearly every year since the festival's founding. �God bless Mississippi and pass the antiseptic.� ~ J. Mathus

https://www.therealjimbomathus.com/

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Pete's Grill

550 Sunflower Avenue

8:00 pm

Duwayne & Garry Burnside

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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Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Avenue

8:00 pm

Robert Kimbrough Sr Blues Connection

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.

http://robertkimbroughsr.com/

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Auberge Hostel (Old Madidi Bar)

164 Delta Avenue

8:30 pm

Carlos Elliot Jr. ft. Bobby Gentilo

Innovating in the creation of a contagious rhythm they call "Dancing Blues, Roots, and Rock'nRoll", they fusion an eclectic mix of different musical genres with a native American flavor and the Blues, lived for the last 10 years, regularly performing with legendary masters, right in its cradle, Mississippi, US.

https://carloselliot.com/home

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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

8:30 pm

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

“… the reincarnated Mississippi moan of guys like Son House… a burly soul punishing the senses with a Deltapunk attack and a heavy helping of rural realism. You can’t ignore his Big Damn Band’s gospel.” — Elmore

https://www.bigdamnband.com/about/

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Bad Apple Blues Club

349 Issaquena Avenue

9:00 pm

Sean 'Bad' Apple w/Lady Trucker

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 Peggy "Lady Trucker" Hemphill join Sean "Bad" Apple!

http://seanbadapple.com

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Buster's Down Home Blues

347 Issaquena Avenue

9:00 pm

Kent Burnside

Kent hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi as the oldest Grandson and pupil of blues legend, R.L. Burnside. His playing dots the globe and his style is unlike any other: dark, hypnotic, inviting... and very dance-able.

http://BurnsideKent.com

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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (backroom stage)

352 Delta Avenue

9:00 pm

Lucious Spiller Blues Band

Lucious Spiller was born in St.Louis, MO. At an early age, he discovered that God had blessed him with a special gift. His dad gave him a guitar when he was four. Immediately he was a natural, he started out playing in church. Lucious has performed with countless well known musicians to include Bo Diddly, Larry “Totsy” Davis, Albert King, Eddie Clearwater, Robert Cray. He has been opening act for such artists as the legendary Ritchie Havens’ Bobby “Blue” Bland and the infamous Tower of Power, Zach Brown, and many others. His music is an energized mix of new blues and old school injected with a contemporary edge. His songs are brought to vivid life by his unlimited energy.

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

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Gentleman Nytes

219 Yazoo Avenue

9:00 pm

Jordan Sledge & Night Cast band

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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

1 Commissary Road

9:00 pm

Stacy Mitchhart Band

Stacy Mitchhart has built a worldwide fan base thanks to phenomenal live performances, national television exposure, radio airplay, loyal enthusiastic fans and aggressive marketing and merchandising campaigns. His masterful guitar work and strong vocals have been the driving forces behind his successful career.

http://stacymitchhart.com/index.html

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Levon's Bar & Grill

232 Sunflower Avenue

9:00 pm

Libby Rae Watson & the Hoodoo Men

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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New Roxy (main stage)

363 Issaquena Avenue

9:00 pm

Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

In the world of Mississippi blues and folk art, you won't find much better than Mr. James "Super Chikan" Johnson. He is the man. His "live" shows are legendary for their originality and energy. Whether he's playing his signature B.C. Rich guitar or one of his homemade gas can "Chikan-tars," you'll know that good times have entered the building after the first three notes. Winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the arts, Chikan recently released his 4th and perhaps best CD, "Chikan Supe." He's been all over the world, but this weekend he's back in town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqi_j5Glmtc

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Shack Up Inn

1 Commissary Road

9:00 pm

Kenny Brown Blues Band

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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The Bank

123 E. Second Street

9:00 pm

Christone 'KINGFISH' Ingram

Since the release of Kingfish, his Grammy-nominated 2019 Alligator Records debut, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation.

https://www.christonekingfishingram.com

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The Den

220 Yazoo Avenue

9:00 pm

Terry 'Big T' Williams & Family Blues Band w/Miss Gladys

One of Clarksdale's finest musicians, Terry "Big T" Williams knows the blues. He came up under "Mr. Johnnie" Billington's watch before graduating to "Big Jack" Johnson's band, The Jelly Roll Kings, The Stone Gas Band and his own Big T & the Family band. A favorite of big clubs and juke joints alike, Big T is a man to watch on guitar. Pick up his CD "Hellhounds on My Trail" ... and watch for a new release on Broke & Hungry Records coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhNmLuk-AMU

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Hooker Grocer + Eatery

316 John Lee Hooker Lane

9:30 pm

Ghalia Volt

Ghalia is an emerging Blues, R&R singer/songwriter from the city of Brussels, BE. For the last six years, she's been working as a solo artist as well as bandleader of two home-made acts: "Ghalia & The Naphtalines", a high energy boogie, rhythm’n’blues band and her (all-original) project "Voodoo Casino", with whom she recorded her first album in 2016.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiC0ISOx6jhAhVBY6wKHTj4COAQFjAAegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2

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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

10:30 pm

John Horton Blues Band

Bulldozer driver by day, bluesman by night! Greenville, Mississippi's Big John Horton is one of the hardest-playing juke-joint bluesmen in the biz...

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

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