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CLARKSDALE-AREA FESTIVALS IN 2014
PLAN NOW FOR 2014 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/23-26, 2014 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/10-13, 2014 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/11 & 4/13, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/13, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/9-11, 2014 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/8-10, 2014 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/10, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/10, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 9/26-28, 2014 -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/11-12, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/30-11/2 2014 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

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FUTURE HAMBONE FESTIVAL DATES:
2015 - 10/29-11/1
2016 - 10/27-10/30

6 RECOMMENDED NON-CLARKSDALE BLUES FESTS:
- Thurs.-Sat., 10/9-11 - King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR - www.kingbiscuitfestival.com
- Fri.-Sat., 6/27-28 - North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Waterford, MS - https://www.facebook.com/nmshillcountrypicnic
- Fri.-Sun., 10/3-5 - The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS - www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com
- Sat., 9/20 - Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville, MS - www.deltablues.org
- Fri., 8/29 - 19th Annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival, West Point, MS - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Wolf-Memorial-Blues-Festival/464486450390
- Fri.-Sat., 8/15-16 - Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, Jackson, MS - www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com


2015 FESTIVALS... BOOK ROOMS NOW!:
1/29-31 - Clarksdale Film Festival
4/9-12 - Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
4/12 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
5/8-10 - Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
8/?-? - Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
8/? (Sunday of Sunflower Fest weekend) - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
9/25-27 - Delta Busking Festival
10/8-10 - King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR - per their organizers)
10/11 - Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III


ALSO in Clarksdale, MS... Spring & late Summer 2014 - Carnegie Public Library, in partnership with the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, presents the Community Book Talks lecture series at the Cutrer Mansion, 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS. For more information, call Sarah Ruskey at 662-624-4461 or check out their Facebook page at Community Book Talks.


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MORE 2013-14 FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
- Mississippi Blues Trail info,
www.msbluestrail.org
- Mississippi blues fests,
www.blueshighway.org
- Blues fests nationwide,
www.bluesfestivalguide.com
- Juke Joint Festival (Clarksdale, MS), www.jukejointfestival.com
- Sunflower River Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS),
www.sunflowerfest.org
- King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR), www.kingbiscuitfestival.com

MORE DELTA MUSIC INFO ON THE RADIO:
• MPB Highway 61 Blues Radio Show & web site with Scott Barretta — music and information about Mississippi blues/events at www.highway61blues.com.


Sample of MISSISSIPPI DELTA AREA MUSEUMS:

- Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.deltabluesmuseum.org -- sign up for newsletter): Muddy Water's "cabin," traveling photo exhibits, gift shop and more; a must-visit destination! Open Mon.-Sat.
- Rock & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS (www.rockmuseum.biz): Excellent collection of rare rock and blues memorabilia. Wonderful host (Theo). Open most Fri-Sun plus around festivals.
- WROX Museum, Clarksdale, MS (257 Delta Ave., 662-645-8874): Clarksdale history and cultural museum housed in the historic studios of the old WROX blues/gospel station where Ike Turner, Robert Nighthawk and Early Wright were on the air. Open by appointment only. Call 662-645-8874.
- B.B. King Museum, Indianola, MS (www.bbkingmuseum.org): New, state of the art blues museum in BB's hometown.
- Other Mississippi museums... Hwy. 61 Blues Museum in Leland AND the Howlin' Wolf Museum in West Point.
Also, in Tunica... the Tunica Museum has a "blues corner" and the Tunica River Park Museum.
- Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR (www.deltaculturalcenter.org): Helena, Arkansas: Main Street of the Blues exhibit and more; also visit Sunshine Sonny Payne at KFFA's daily King Biscuit Time radio show at 12:15pm Tues.-Fri. ... and nearby "Blues Corner" store.
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN (www.soulsvilleusa.com)... plus other museums in Memphis. ALSO recommended: National Civil Rights Museum (www.civilrightsmuseum.org).


Mississippi Blues Trail
& Country Music Trail Marker
Dedications

GO HERE FOR UPDATES: www.msbluestrail.org
Join the Mississippi Blues Commission, friends, fans and family as the Mississippi's music trails celebrate their latest markers. Go to the web link OR get their free phone app for over a hundred markers spread throughout Mississippi... and beyond.
- Big Jack Johnson, Clarksdale, August 8, 4pm
- Jackson County Blues, Ocean Springs, September 19
- Willie “Pops” Mitchell, Ashland, September 27
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Southern Crosses the Dog, Moorhead, MS, October 2
- Hoyt Ming COUNTRY MUSIC trail , Ackerman,  October 9
- Sonny Boy Williamson, Helena, October 9






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COMMUNITY BOOK TALKS LECTURE SERIES web site at http://cplclarksdale.wix.com/communitybooktalks. Events held at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center/Cutrer Mansion located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi:
- Thursday, October 23 –
Lois Lowry — Author of The Giver and Number the Stars


SEPTEMBER 2014


9/20 - Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
Greenville, MS
Washington County Convention Center Fairgrounds - 1040 S. Raceway Road
http://www.deltablues.org/index.php
The Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival is the oldest continuous running Blues Festival in the country and will celebrate its 37th year in 2014. (Two stages.) Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Festival from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.

9/26-28 - Delta Busking Festival
Clarksdale, MS
near Cat Head store & Rock and Blues Museum

Solo, duo & band acts performing original blues & roots music on two FREE stages in the streets of Clarksdale’s historic downtown. Are you a blues player? Want to play for tips, publicity, CD sales and fun? Email roger@cathead.biz or blues2rock@me.com

Red’s Loungejuke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues most Thursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
Thurs., 9/4 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 9/5 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 9/6 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Blues Allstars, 9pm
Sun., 9/7 - Mark "Mule Man" Massey, 7pm
Thurs., 9/11 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 9/12 - Leo "Bud" Welch & Dixie Street, 9pm
Sat., 9/13 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sun., 9/14 - Space Cowboy & Blues Posse, 7pm
Mon., 9/15 - Big A, 8pm
Thurs., 9/18 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 9/19 - Stan "Dead End" Street, 9pm
Sat., 9/20 - Space Cowboy & Blues Posse, 9pm
Sun., 9/21 - Deak Harp, 7pm
Thurs., 9/25 - Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 9/26 - Space Cowboy & Blues Posse, 9pm
Sat., 9/27 - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, 9pm
Sun., 9/28 - Watermelon Slim, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Wed., 9/4 - Josh "Razorblade" Stewart, 8pm
9/3 - tba
9/4 - Razorblade
9/5 - Juke Joint Allstars
9/6 - Elijah Butler Band
9/10 - Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue
Thurs., 9/11 - Blues Jam, 8pm
9/12 - Bill "Howl N Madd" Perry
9/13 - Funk Rhythm and Blues Band
Wed., 9/17 - Heavy Suga & Sweetones, 8pm
Thurs., 9/18 - Blues Jam w/Kingfish, 8pm
9/19 - Grady Champion
9/20 - Cadillac Funk
9/24 - Razorblade
9/25 - CARE FEST 2014!
9/26 - Iron Mike
9/27 - Rock Night with South of 20
Wed., 10/1 - Stan Street & Hambone Band, 8pm
PLUS... coming soon... WROX Radio’s “Guitar Pull” event on Oct 2nd!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
Fri., 9/12 - "Blues Night" w/Daddy Rich, Paula Thompson, Sarah “Melodii” Metcalf, Razorblade & Big A, 7pm-10pm.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon., 9/1 - Blues Revue Two Band 7:30pm
Mon., 9/8 - Blackwater Trio, 7:30pm
Mon., 9/15 - Watermelon Slim, 7:30pm
Mon., 9/22 - David Dunavent, 7:30pm
Mon 9/29 - Made In Blues: An Italian Night with Massimo Bevalacqua and Delia

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tues., 9/2 - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & Allstars, 8pm
Tues., 9/9 - John Mohead & Alice Hansen, 8pm
Tues., 9/16 - Stan “Dead End” Street & Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, 8pm
Tues., 9/23 - Robert “Bilbo” Walker, 8pm
Tues., 9/30 - Bob Long, 8pm

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
Fri., 9/5 - David Dunavent, 7:30pm
Sat., 9/6 - Seth Stroud & Alice Hasen
Sept 12 Pistal Queen
sept 19 Gramm Phillips
Sept 26 Blackwater  Trio

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly
Sat., 9/13 - Deak Harp, 9pm
Sun., 9/14 - Blackwater trio, 4pm
Sat., 9/13 - Deak Harp, 9pm
Sun., 9/14 - Blackwater trio, 4pm
Sun., 9/21 - (no music)
Sat., 9/27 - Deak Harp & Lee Williams, 9pm
Sun., 9/28 - Steve Kolbus, 4pm

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Sat., 9/6 - Mudflap King, 9pm
Sat., 9/20 - Barefoot Antics, 9pm
Sat., 9/27 - Live Wire, 9pm

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn & RUST Restaurant
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Live music many weekends, 662-624-8329
Thurs., 9/4 - Justin Zamm, 7pm
Fri., 9/5 - Grace Askew, 8pm
Mon., 9/8 - Lightnin’ Malcolm, 7pm
Thurs., 9/11 - The Pistol & The Queen, 7pm
Sat., 9/13 - The Pistol & The Queen, 8pm
Thurs., 9/18 - Mark E. Stuart, 7pm
Fri., 9/19 - Barefoot Workshops FREE Delta Documentary Screening w/films on WOP's BBQ and Kim's Pork Rinds, 9pm
Sat., 9/20 - Singer-Songwriter Camp Jam w/Heavy Suga & Guests, 8pm
Thurs., 9/25 - TJ Klay, 7pm
Fri., 9/26 - Harmonica Jam Camp Cabaret, 8:30pm

Annie Bell’s Lounge (attached to WOP’s BBQ)

1406 N. State St.
Clarksdale, MS

Sat., 9/13 - Jay Hammer and Jr. Blue

Cutrer Mansion (aka Coahoma County Higher Education Center)
Clarksdale, MS

(Clark St., near downtown)
Sat., 9/6 - Cutrer Concert Series at Cutrer Mansion (CCHEC) w/Dr. Alphonso Sanders in amphitheater courtyard!
Thurs., 9/27 - Community Book Talk lecture series with Mary Miller (The Last Days of California), 5pm. Info:
http://clarksdaleinfo.com/community-book-talks-continues-thursday/

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
August 21-October 2, 2014 - “H. C. Porter BLUES @ HOME – Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends” exhibit.

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com
9/5 The Sorrento Ussery Band
9/6 Dexter Allen
9/12 Sherman Lee Dillon & The MS Sound
9/13 Sherman Lee Dillon & The MS Sound
9/19 Chris Sartin And Nashville
9/20 Chris Sartin
9/26 King Edwards
9/27 Pat Brown

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS
www.ameristarcasinos.com
Vicksburg Blues Society “Heritage Music Series”:
9/5-6 - Mr. Sipp
9/12-13 - John Nemeth
9/19-20 - Ghost Town Blues Band
9/26-27 - Grady Champion


Sat., 9/27 - September’s Song Festival
Quitman County Court House Lawn
Marks, MS
Live blues & gospel music (including Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Allstars) plus food and vendors. 9am-4pm. For more info, contact Quitman County Arts at 662-326-8800.

9/28-30 - Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Biloxi, MS

OCTOBER 2014

Red’s Loungejuke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues most Thursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
Thurs., 10/2 - Robert Bilbo Walker Blues Revue, 8pm
Fri., 10/3 - Lucious Spiller Blues Band, 9pm
Sat., 10/4 - Space Cowboy & the Blues Posse w/Kingfish, 9pm
Sun., 10/5 - live blues TBA, 7pm

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!
Wed., 10/1 - Stan Street & Hambone Band, 8pm
Thurs., 10/2 - WROX Radio’s “Blues Guitar Pull” benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital w/Leo “Bud” Welch, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Preston Rumbaugh & Daddy Rich, 8pm! A night not to miss, y’all!

Fri    10/3           All Night Long Blues Band
Sat   10/4            Ghost Town Blues Band
Wed  10/8           Closed for Private Party
Thu  10/9            Heavy Suga and the SweeTones
Fri    10/10         Stacey Mitchart
Sat   10/11          Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks
Sun  10/12         Backbone Blues Band
Wed  10/15         David Dunavent  and The Evol Love Band
Thu  10/16         Razorblade
Fri    10/17         The Chad Wesley Band
Sat   10/18          The Chad Wesley Band
Wed  10/22         Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue         
Thu  10/23         MDA Party         
Fri    10/24         Terry Wall and The Wallbangers    
Sat   10/25          Eric Hughes
Wed  10/29         Leo “Bud” Welch
Thu  10/30         Stan Street and The Hambone Band
Fri    10/31         Halloween Party Stan Street & The Hambone Band
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
“Mississippi’s Blues Store” — celebrating 12 years!
Clarksdale, MS (252 Delta Ave.)
10/12 - 9am-3pm - Sunday’s free CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST III. “Rain or shine” street fest! Real-deal, culturally-connected Mississippi and Southern blues music by the stars of M for Mississippi, We Juke Up in Here and Moonshine & Mojo Hands:
9am - Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood
10am - Sean "Bad" Apple
11am - Leo "Bud" Welch
Noon - Big George Brock & New Houserockers w/Clarine Wagner
1pm - Robert “Bilbo” Walker Blues Revue
2pm - Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
PLUS: Barbecue available from Big Red Paden!


Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
Mon 10/6 - 6:30 Book Signing Jim Bailey( Modern Medicine) with (John Rusky Quapaw group) 7pm dinner for group music 8pm Watermelon Slim

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
Tues., 10/7 - Blues Express ( Norwegians )
Mon., 10/13 - Scott Rath
Tues., 10/14 - Heavy Suga

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
October 3 Gramm Phillips
October 10 David Dunavent
October 17 Jax Nassar
October 24 Taylor Bailey
October 31 Blackwater Trio

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
(1 Blues Alley)
www.deltabluesmuseum.org
Wed OCTOBER 8 - NATIONAL RIVER PARKWAY INTERPRETIVE CENTER MARKER - UNVEILING / RECEPTION. Open to the public at Delta Blues Museum. Ceremony at 5P; reception immediately following with music by the Delta Blues Museum Band, a 2014 finalist for the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. Reception sponsored by Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board
Thurs OCTOBER 9 - 12 - KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL (HELENA, ARKANSAS)
Special Museum hours, as part of "Bridging the Blues," on
Sunday, October 11 from 1 - 5PM
Thurs OCTOBER 16 - WELCOMING RECEPTION for new Internal Medicine physicians. Open to the public. Sponsored by Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly (plus occasional Sat nights).

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Friday October 3- Terry Harmonica Bean
Saturday October 4- TBA
Saturday October 11- Against It All
Friday October 17- Jimbo Mathus
Saturday October 18- Helena Hand Basket
Saturday October 25- Cornhole Tournament in Hopson Courtyard - 6pm
Sunday, 10/12 - PINETOP PERKINS MEMORIAL HOMECOMING, 3pm... http://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
Live music many weekends, 662-624-8329

Cutrer Mansion (aka Coahoma County Higher Education Center)
Clarksdale, MS

(Clark St., near downtown)
COMMUNITY BOOK TALKS LECTURE SERIES web site at http://cplclarksdale.wix.com/communitybooktalks. Events held at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center/Cutrer Mansion located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi:
- Thursday, October 23 –
Lois Lowry — Author of The Giver and Number the Stars



10/3-5 - The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival
Greenville, MS

http://www.mightymississippimusicfestival.com/welcome.htm
Set in the heart of the Delta with this mystical body of water as its backdrop, we welcome you to the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival — a multi-genre concert celebrating the fields, the farmers, the legends, and all the music they inspired.
BLUES STAGE: Alvin Youngblood Hart • Jarekus Singleton • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers • John Horton Band • Jimmy Phillips & the Ruminators • L.C. Ulmer • Jimmy "Duck" Holmes • Eddie Cusic • Cadillac John Nolden and Bill Abel • Jamie Isonhood • Terry "Harmonica" Bean • Pat Thomas • Lightnin' Malcolm and Stud • Cedric Burnside • Mickey Rogers • Libby Rae Watson • Daniel Eriksen and Stig Sjøstrøm • The Bertheussen Blues Express
MAIN STAGE: Steve Azar & Friends • Big Sam's Funky Nation * Deana Carter • The Band of Heathens • Cedric Burnside Project • Alvin Youngblood Hart • Shannon McNally • Jason Fratesi & The Dirt Road Jam Band • Good Paper of Rev. Rob Mortimer • L.C. Ulmer • Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition

Fri-Sat., 10/3-4 - DOWNTOWN ART WEEKEND
Clarksdale, MS

Friday, October 3, 5:30-8:30pm in the Atmos Building, 121 Delta Ave. (next to Miss Del’s General Store): Opening reception for John Chiara: Coahoma County, Mississippi, a special presentation of photographs produced by the artist over numerous visits to the Mississippi Delta in 2013 and 2014. The exhibit will be open October 3-9 only.
Saturday October 4, 2014, 4-7:30pm
DOWNTOWN CLARKSDALE MS ARTWALK & OPEN HOUSE:
- DogLeg Gallery at the MS Design Maven studio, 233 Delta Ave, presents the photographs of Langdon Clay, Maude Schuyler Clay and Eric Stone. The show will be open for viewing starting at noon, but drinks and snacks will be available after 4. The show will also be open Sunday from noon to 4pm.
- Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, 252 Delta Ave. will be open and have live blues on the sidewalk out front.
- Hambone Art & Music, 111 East Second St. will feature the art of Stan Street, live music and a bar.
- Foxtrot Pottery, 247 Delta Ave. will be open with a display of fine ceramics by Austin Britt.
- Lambfish Art Gallery, 114 Third St. will be open Saturday from 11 am til 7:30 featuring art by Joey Young
- Sun House Studio, Delta Ave. (next to Delta Amusements), featuring the art of artist and musician Rosalind Wilcox will be having an open house, and possibly some live music as well.
- Oxbow Restaurant, Third St. will be open for pop up dinner!


10/3-4 - 22nd annual MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
Clarksdale, MS

http://www.coahomacc.edu/twilliams/
The 22
nd annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival sponsored by Coahoma Community College and scheduled Oct. 3-4, 2014, in Clarksdale, the playwright’s childhood home and setting for his great Delta plays, is focusing on another destination this fall.


This conference (Mon-Tues, 10/6-7) is made possible by the support of the Robert M. Hearin Foundation.  It will feature topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts alike will be presented, including African American musical tradition and its influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; ethnicity; and the Delta. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bob Santelli. GUEST ARTIST: Alvin “Youngblood” Hart. FEATURED SPEAKER: Scott Barretta. Part of the Bridging the Blues events within the region this month.



10/9-11 - King Biscuit Blues Festival
Helena, AR
(near Clarksdale, MS)
http://kingbiscuitfestival.com/
2014 BISCUIT LINEUP:
Thursday, October 9th
IBC Winner - Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”
Sonny Burgess
Eric Hughes Band
Sterling Billingsley Band
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
Guitar Shorty
Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie
Sonny Landreth and Roy Rogers
D.R. Diamond & Birthright Blues Project
Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright
Friday, October 10th
Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners
Earnest “Guitar” Roy
Toronzo Cannon
Reba Russell
Kirk Fletcher Band
Anson Funderburg & The Rockets
Paul Thorn
Delbert McClinton
Dylan Doyle Band
Peterson Brothers
L.C. Ulmer
Louis Youngblood “The Gearshifter”
Mississippi Spoonman featuring Spoonfed Blues
Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor
CW Gatlin Band
Funky Butt Brass Band
Wampus Cats
Nora Jean Bruso Band
Bobby Rush

Saturday, October 11th
Jack Rowell, Jr.
Papa Don McMinn
Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith Band, Bob Margolin and Bob Stroger
Matt Schofield
Andy T and Nick Nixon
James Cotton
Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians
Essie The Blueslady
Leo “Bud” Welch
Zakk Knight Band
Scott Kirby
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Lil Biscuit Band
Eb Davis
Sonny Rhodes
W. C. Clark Band
CALL & RESPONSE: THE BLUES SYMPOSIUM
Sat., 10/11 @ noon - Malco Theater - FREE!! - with co-moderators Don Wilcock & Roger Stolle - starring Bubba Sullivan, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Nick Nixon, Matt MArshall, LC Ulmer, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood, Richard “Rip Lee” Pryor, Leo “Bud” Welch - sponsored by Economy Drugs of Helena.

TENTATIVE FUTURE "KING BISCUIT FEST" DATES:
October 8th-10th 2015
October 6th-8th 2016
October 5-7th 2017


10/12 - CLARKSDALE’S “BLUES SUNDAY”!
Clarksdale, Mississippi
When THE BISCUIT ends across the river in Helena, AR, Clarksdale comes alive with FREE street blues as well as (cover charge may apply) indoor events and nighttime blues jams, including Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III, 2nd Street Blues Party III, Ground Zero Blues Brunch, Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming, Red’s Juke Joint Jam & more!!
• 10/12, 2014 - 9am -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/12, 2014 - 11am - 
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/12 - 3pm - Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/12 - 8pm - Red’s Lounge’s annual Juke Joint Jam!


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10/15-19 - DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL (10/16-18) & Related Events — NEW
Clarksdale, MS

http://deepbluesfest.com
https://www.facebook.com/deepbluesfest
Chris Johnson & friends are bringing their "DEEP BLUES FEST" to Clarksdale, Mississippi, this October. Check out the still-growing line up of blues, roots, rock & more coming to the festival itself as well as related (mostly blues) music at other local venues, including Cat Head (of course)….

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Pictured: Big A @ Red’s by Lou Bopp
Po Monkey’s Lounge
near Merigold, MS

Wed., 10/15 - Delta Center for Culture & Learning presents Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & Blues Allstars (as seen in “We Juke Up in Here!”), 8:30pm. Real blues, real juke joint!

Delta State University
Cleveland, MS

10/6-7 - International Conference on the Blues. Overview: http://www.deltastate.edu/president/international-blues-conference/. Schedule: http://www.deltastate.edu/president/international-blues-conference/schedule-of-events/. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bob Santelli. GUEST ARTIST: Alvin “Youngblood” Hart. FEATURED SPEAKER: Scott Barretta. Part of the Bridging the Blues events within the region this month.

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba


On The Rocks
Cleveland, MS
tba

The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues restaurant with live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
Thursday, October 2 - Jazz it Up with Dr. Alphonso Sanders and trombone player Jeff Callaway from 7-9 p.m. in the Cotton Gin.
Friday, October 3 - Big Time Rhythm and Blues Band will be performing at Club Ebony at 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 9 - Reflective Shades Art Exhibit.


10/19 & 26 - MS DELTA REGIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
Indianola, MS

http://www.indianolablues.org/challenge.html

BAND

Sunday, October 19 – Club Ebony

SOLO/DUO

Sunday, October 26 – The Blue Biscuit


Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoetupelo.com

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

http://thebrickhousebarandgrill.com/

tba


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...

LD's Kitchen
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS
www.ameristarcasinos.com
Vicksburg official Bridging the Blues events.
No Cover / Non-Smoking Area / Food and Beverage Menu
www.VicksburgBlues.net

12 Bar Lounge
Columbus, MS
115 5th Street South
http://www.facebook.com/12BarLounge/info

424 Blues Café
Philadelphia, MS
(former Oliphant Furniture/Carousel bldg @ 424 Beacon St.)
http://www.facebook.com/424BluesCafe/info

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar
TBA

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.


10/16-18 - Delta Hot Tamale Festival
Greenville, MS (Stein Mart Square)
The Hot Tamale Festival is held in the hot tamale capital of the world, Greenville, MS.  Come enjoy good food, music, a street party and much more.

NOVEMBER 2014

Red’s Loungejuke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
tba

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
tba

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
tba

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
tba

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
tba

Isle of Capri
Lula, MS
Coral Reef Stage
tba

Delta State University
Cleveland, MS

tba

Crawdad's

Merigold, MS

tba

The Senator's Place
Cleveland, MS
(1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61)
Soul food/blues restaurant with live blues every Friday night, 7:30pm

Walnut Street Blues Bar
Greenville, MS
(128 S. Walnut St., downtown)
Music (usually blues) on weekends -- often house band.

Rooster's Blues House
Oxford, MS
http://roostersblueshouse.com/
rock/country/pop/blues.
tba

308 Blues Club
Indianola, MS
www.308bluesclubandcafe.com
TBA

Blue Biscuit
Indianola, MS
www.thebluebiscuit.com
tba

BB King’s Club Ebony
Indianola, MS
404 Hannah St. • 662-887-2264

BB King Museum
Indianola, MS
www.bbkingmuseum.org
tba

Betty Davis Ponderosa
Marshall County, MS
(intersection of Mississippi 7 & 310)
Sundays - live blues,
5pm-10pm

Blue Canoe
Tupelo, MS
www.bluecanoetupelo.com

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

Meridian, MS

http://thebrickhousebarandgrill.com/

tba


Blue Front Cafe
Bentonia, MS
tba

F Jones Corner
Farish Street in Jackson, MS
www.fjonescorner.com

Underground 119
Jackson, MS
www.underground119.com
Blues & jazz venue...

LD's Kitchen
Vicksburg, MS
(1111 Mulberry St.)
Tuesdays - live blues (Sounds Unlimited Band and Central MS Blues Band rotate).

11/1 - Tommy Johnson Memorial Blues Festival
Jackson, MS


Bottleneck Blues Bar Line-up
Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS
www.ameristarcasinos.com
tba

12 Bar Lounge
Columbus, MS
115 5th Street South
http://www.facebook.com/12BarLounge/info

424 Blues Café
Philadelphia, MS
(former Oliphant Furniture/Carousel bldg @ 424 Beacon St.)
http://www.facebook.com/424BluesCafe/info

Just 1 More Blues Bar Line-up
Hattiesburg, MS
www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar
TBA

100 Men Hall

303 Union St, Bay St. Louis, MS

228-342-5770100menhall.org

Live Blues Shows every 2nd Saturday at 8pm.


DECEMBER 2014

Red’s Loungejuke joint featured in We Juke Up In Here!
downtown Clarksdale, MS
(395 Sunflower Ave. @ MLK Dr.)

Live blues most Thursdays and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, including...
tba

Ground Zero Blues Club
Clarksdale, MS
www.groundzerobluesclub.com
Live music weekly, Wed thru Sat -- including WEEKLY THURSDAY BLUES JAM NIGHTS!

Club 2000
Clarksdale, MS
Issaquena Ave, downtown

tba

Delta Blues Room
220 Sunflower Ave., Clarksdale, MS
tba
- deejay on weekends; occasional live blues.

Bluesberry Cafe
Clarksdale, MS
(662-627-7008)
Mondays - live blues weekly, 7:30pm
tba

Hambone Gallery
Clarksdale, MS
www.stanstreet.com
Tuesdays blues music in gallery/bar, 8pm.
tba

Stone Pony Pizza
Clarksdale, MS
(226 Delta Ave.)

Live music on Friday nights (sometimes blues).
All 7:30 Friday Start Times...
tba

Pinkbar
Clarksdale, MS
http://bigpinkguesthouse.com/
Sundays - 4pm - live music weekly

Hopson Commissary
Clarksdale, MS
www.hopsonplantation.com
Every Monday night - free appetizers and music by Marshall Drew, 6pm.
Fri., 12/5 - annual WROX Radio Christmas Concert, starring JIMBO MATHUS & Tristate Coalition!

Juke Joint Chapel at the Shackup Inn
Clarksdale, MS
www.shackupinn.com
tba


CLARKSDALE-AREA FESTIVALS IN 2014
PLAN NOW FOR 2014 FESTS IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI:
• 1/23-26, 2014 -
Clarksdale Film Festival
• 4/10-13, 2014 -
Juke Joint Festival & Related Events
• 4/11 & 4/13, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party I
• 4/13, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest I
• 5/9-11, 2014 -
Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest
• 8/8-10, 2014 -
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
• 8/10, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II
• 8/10, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party II
• 9/26-28, 2014 -
Delta Busking Festival
• 10/11-12, 2014 -
2nd Street Blues Party III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Cat Head Mini Blues Fest III
• 10/12, 2014 -
Pinetop Perkins Memorial Homecoming
• 10/30-11/2 2014 -
Hambone Festival (& related events)

FUTURE HAMBONE FESTIVAL DATES:
2015 - 10/29-11/1
2016 - 10/27-10/30

ALSO in Clarksdale, MS... Feb-June 2014 - Carnegie Public Library, in partnership with the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, presents the Community Book Talks lecture series at the Cutrer Mansion, 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS. For more information, call Sarah Ruskey at 662-624-4461 or check out their Facebook page at Community Book Talks.

BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW FOR 2014 JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL & RELATED EVENTS, Thurs-Sun, April 10-13! Official Hotel of Juke Joint Festival is ISLE OF CAPRI in nearby Lula, MS... with bus shuttle and special room rates... use Reservation Code “Juke14” when booking your rooms.  Also, full accommodations listing for Clarksdale at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Clarksdale.html



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Late Sept thru early Oct 2014
Bridging the Blues Weeks!
www.bridgingtheblues.com
Connecting multiple 2014 blues festivals and blues events across three states — highlighting the Delta Busking Festival, Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Highway 61 Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cat Head Mini Blues Fest, Second Street Blues Party and more... in Clarksdale, Mississippi... Greenville, Mississippi... Memphis, Tennessee... Helena, Arkansas... and more!

Memphis' BLUES CITY TOURS is booking buses to come to Clarksdale, Indianola and Tunica on a new Delta Blues Tour, y'all! The world-infamous Cat Head blues store is just one of many cool Delta stops. Check 'em out and ride with Blues City Tours next time you're in Memphis, Tennessee. More details at http://www.bluescitytours.com/delta-blues-tour.php (901-522-9229 or bluescitytours@aol.com)

BLUE NOTE TOURS… "Where the blues is alive & well!" Blues, food & more from Chicago to St. Louis to Memphis to Clarksdale to Indianola to New Orleans. Includes stop at Cat Head blues store, Ground Zero Blues Club and more in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (402)750-8483 or (315)886-9744 • Itinerary & info at  http://www.bluenotetoursllc.com

WEEKLY GIGS & REGULAR EVENTS:

Weekly "BLUES JAM" Sessions
in Mississippi
• Mondays - Shuckers (Ridgeland)
• Mondays, 7pm - Bobby J's (Natchez); no cover; free red beans & rice.
• Tuesdays - Alumni House Sports Grill (Ridgeland) - Chris Derrick and the Electric Co. host.
• 2nd Tues. ea. month - L.D.'s Kitchen (Vicksburg) - Central MS Blues Society hosts. Free food.
• Thursdays, 8pm - Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)
• Some Sundays - Red’s Lounge (Clarksdale)

Weekly blues-related gigs
in Mississippi
• Mondays - Hal and Mal’s, Central Mississippi Blues Society "Blue Monday" (Jackson), 7pm-11pm.
• Mon-Fri - F Jones Corner (300 block Farrish St.) - live lunchtime blues music.
• Some Tuesdays - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays - LD’s Kitchen, Vicksburg. Blues jam with the Central MS Blues Society.
• Thurs.-Sat. - Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)
• Thursdays, 5-9pm - The Senator's Place (Cleveland) - Barbecue & Blues w/house band.
• Thursdays (in season) - Thacker Mountain Radio (Off Square Books, Oxford)
• Fri.-Sat., 9pm - Walnut Street Blues Bar (Greenville) - house band.
• Fri, Sat & Sun - Red's Lounge juke joint (Clarksdale, MS)
• Sundays, 5pm (in season) - Foxfire Experience (Marshall County) - see calendar on web site.
• Some Sundays, 6pm - Club Ebony (Indianola).
• Sundays - L.K. Atwood Elks Club, 3100 West Lynch St., Jackson, 6:30pm - “Jazz, Blues and More”.

BLUES AND RELATED VENUES

Venues featuring all or some blues music at various times
in Mississippi...
- CLARKSDALE: Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge, Hambone Gallery, Bluesberry Cafe, Club 2000, Hopson Commissary, Juke Joint Chapel at Shackup Inn, The Den, Channel Zilch, Delta Blues Room, Bluesberry Cafe, Delta Amusement Cafe, Messenger's, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Anniebelle's Lounge.
- CLEVELAND: The Senator's Place (1028 S. Davis, Hwy 61), Pickled Okra (662-843-8510), Airport Grocery (662-843-4817) and Delta State University (www.blueshighway.org).
- NEAR MERIGOLD: Po Monkey's Lounge (deejay).
- GREENVILLE: Walnut Street Blues Bar (662-378-2254).
- GREENWOOD: Alluvian Hotel.
- ROSEDALE: Blue Levee Market, (662-759-6333).
- TAYLOR: Taylor Catfish (662-236-6363).
- OXFORD: Proud Larry's, Rooster's Blues House (114 Courthouse Square), Library (662-234-1411), Red House (662-234-0089) and Two Stick (662-236-6639), Lyric Theater.
- COMO: Windy City Grill (662-526-0331), Rooster's Blues House, and Como Steakhouse (662-526-9529).
- JACKSON: Queen of Hearts (601-898-2225), Martin's Martin's, Hal & Mal's, Soulshine Pizza Factory, F Jones Corner, 119 Underground, Schimmel's (601-981-7077), Field's Cafe, Shuckers (Ridgeland).
- VICKSBURG: Info at www.vicksburgheritage.com, LD's Kitchen
- LEXINGTON: Kittrell's on the Square (662-834-4194)
- HATTIESBURG: Just 1 More Blues Bar www.myspace.com/just1morebluesbar, The Thirsty Hippo, Brownstones, Walnut Circle.
- OCEAN SPRINGS: The Shed.

THE LAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI JUKES???
HERE’S MOST OF WHAT’S LEFT
(PLUS A FEW IN LA, AL & TN):

Teddy's Juke Joint
17001 Old Scenic Hwy.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225)892-0064 or (225)658-8029

Blue Front Cafe
107 E Railroad Ave
Bentonia, MS 39040
(662) 528-1900

Queen of Hearts
2243 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 352-5730

Red's Lounge
395 Sunflower Ave.
Clarksdale, MS
(Red Paden doesn't give out his number, but I list his blues shows above on my Music Calendar.)

Po Monkey's Lounge
near Merigold, MS
(Very rarely live blues… but deejays on Thursday nights; directions at the bottom of this web page.)

Wild Bill's
1580 Vollintine Ave
Memphis, TN 38107
(901) 726-5473

Gip's Place
3101 Ave C
Bessemer, AL, 35020
256-525-9440

JUKE JOINT AND EVENT DIRECTIONS:

- PO MONKEY'S LOUNGE, NEAR MERIGOLD, MS: From Clarksdale, take Hwy 61 South 30 miles to Pemble Road and turn RIGHT. Note that the green Pemble Road street sign is missing, so look for Dollar General on left side of highway and a brown "Blues Trail" sign on right as well as as a "Pemble Farms" sign in field at turn-off. [If you miss the turn off and get to LEFThand "Merigold" exit, you've gone too far. In that case, turn around and take what will then be your SECOND left. Then...]. After making turn onto Pemble Road, take immediate left fork in the road which is gravel. [That's Po Monkey Road, but that sign is also missing!] The juke is approx. 1 1/4 mile down on left. 662-748-2254 or 662-514-7488.

- DO DROP INN JUKE JOINT IN SHELBY, MS: From Clarksdale, take hwy 61 south 25 min or so to Shelby exit. Take exit, and drive to stoplight. Turn right and cross the tracks. Take second left and park across from club.

- OTHA TURNER MEMORIAL PICNIC, SENATOBIA, MS: Get off of I-55 on the Senatobia exit and turn away from town down Highway 4. Go approximately three Miles down that road to Gravel Springs Road (the second road to the right on 4 from Senatobia). Turn right on Gravel Springs Road. Go to the second 4-way stop and turn left (that road is OB McClinton Road) Follow that road about a half mile and the Turner's Picnic is on the right there will be lots of cars & people gathered there. Park along the side of the road. -- Directions courtesy Blues Mother Tupelo.

  1. OTHER "LIVE" MUSIC SOURCES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Mississippi Blues Trail: http://www.msbluestrail.org
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.visitmississippi.org/music/music_calender.asp
    - Mississippi as a whole: http://www.mississippipolitical.com/blues.htm
    - Memphis, TN area: http://afterdark.memphisflyer.com
    - Memphis, TN area: http://www.jambase.com
    - Jackson, MS area: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/music/listings/
    - Nashville, TN area: http://tennessean.com/entertainment/music/calendar/index.shtml
    - New Orleans, LA area: http://www.offbeat.com/
    - Baton Rouge, LA area: http://www.rhythmcitymag.com/
    - St. Louis, MO area: http://www.stlblues.net or http://www.riverfronttimes.com or http://www.stltoday.com/music
    - Little Rock, AR area: http://www.arktimes.com/calendar/calendar.html
    - Birmingham, AL area: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/
    - Chicago, IL area: http://www.chireader.com/music/mainmusic.html
    - United States: http://www.moretotheblues.com

  2. OTHER CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI, SITES FOR BLUES TRAVELERS:
    - Cat Head’s Clarksdale Guide: http://www.cathead.biz/guide.html
    - Clarksdale.com: http://www.clarksdale.com
    - ClarksdaleInfo.com: http://www.clarksdaleinfo.com
    - ClarksdaleNow.org: http://www.clarksdalenow.org
    - ClarksdaleTourism.com: http://visitclarksdale.com/livepage.apple.com
    - Delta Bohemian: http://www.deltabohemian.com

  3. Click here for a CLARKSDALE GUIDE to historic sites, jukes, hotels and more.

  4. PRE-TRIP PURCHASES (from Cat Head, of course!):
    - "Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail" essential new tourist guidebook to Mississippi Delta and Memphis.
    - Steve Cheseborough's Blues Traveling Delta blues club/museum/grave/food guide book, UPDATED!
    - M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues DVD ($20) and CD soundtrack ($15).
    - Hidden History of Mississippi Blues by Roger Stolle, $19.99.


Blues Education web page to check out:
http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Music-Education--The-Blues-Genre-A612.html



A blues great and a great man has passed… JAMES "T-MODEL" FORD... R.I.P.
     The self-proclaimed "Ladies Man" and "Taledragger" passed away after a long illness at home in Greenville, Mississippi, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, surrounding by his loving wife and family. Funeral arrangements are below. Btw, the family wants to clear up any questions about T-Model's actual birth year. They say his birth certificate lists 1921. (T just celebrated his birthday last month with a big blues yard party, by the way.).
     Because T-Model hadn’t been able to play music for about a year, the family is asking for donations, please consider donating towards the funeral expenses using the bank information below (per his widow, Miss Estella Ford).
     T-Model Ford held a special place for his many friends, fans and family. He was a one-of-a-kind blues character, and anyone who ever met him has some amazing and/or ridiculous tale to tell. Thank you T for everything. You made this world a much richer place, and I will always treasure the times you allowed me to hang with you at home and on the road. This marks the end of an era in Mississippi blues. Hey T, please go easy on the house band upstairs… as you (as you once declared) play "in the key of my woman left me." R.I.P. and here's to you… It is now and forever "Jack Daniels Time!"


VISITATION is Friday, July 26 at Redmond Funeral Home located at 442 N. Broadway, Greenville, MS 38701 (662-335-8116) from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.


FUNDRAISER for the funeral will be held at T-Model's house at 216 N Delta, Greenville, MS 38703, starting at 3:30 PM.


FUNERAL services for James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford will be held at the Washington County Convention Center at 1040 S Raceway Rd Greenville, MS 38703 (662-332-0488), Saturday July 27 starting at 11:00 AM with a repast for the family following.


SEND DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO BANK:

Estella Ford

Routing# 084205708

Account# 4700445890

Planters Bank

424 Washington Ave

Greenville, MS 38701

PH: 662-335-5258; FX: 662-378-4429

OR MAIL CARDS, CHECKS, ETC. TO HOME:

Estella Ford, 216 North Delta Street Greenville MS 38703




















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