2019 Performing Musicians

'Skeet' Rodgers & the ICBB

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

19th Street Red

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Adrian Kosky and Carla Maxwell

Adrian Kosky, an Australian with a bluegrass heart and a bunch of self penned songs was in North Carolina, looking for a ride to Memphis, where he knew the crossroads were near by. He wanted Clarksdale bad, and for years had dreamed of being there. Carla Maxwell, from Memphis, with her family roots deep in Kentucky, ventured to Appalachia to learn about her musical heritage and the music of the mountains. She offered Adrian a ride back to Memphis and a quick taste of Clarksdale, setting the course for a union of friendship, love, music and life. Together, as husband and wife, their music evokes the traditions of folk blues, combined with old time Appalachia, whilst arousing the restless yearning that keeps them on a permanent walkabout between their homes in both the Mississippi Delta and rural Australia. Original “Clarkstralian” folk roots, making it’s first appearance at the Juke Joint Festival 2018.

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The Holy Moly

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Afrissippi

Traditional West African music meets the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. Fronted by Senegal's Guelel Kumba.

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Alice Hasen & the Blaze

Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Andre Otha Turner Fife & Drum Band

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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Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod

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Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Call & Response with Big Jon Short

Friday - 10:30 am

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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Friday - 8:00 pm

The Bank (main stage)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & the Cornlickers

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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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Austin Walkin Cane

Original & classic delta blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals. A blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of highway 61 & the delta blues experience. Austin Walkin\' Cane is a blues singer, songwriter and slide guitarist that performs acoustic solo, duo & electric band sets.

http://www.walkincane.com/index.php

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

B-Movie Blues Brothers

B-Movie Blues is an experienced 5-piece band: drums, bass, guitar, blues harp, and vocalist.

http://www.b-movieblues.com

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

B4Y2K (DSU)

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 Blues Museum Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Ben Wiley Payton

Acoustic Mississippi blues at its best from a native musician.

http://benpayton.com/index.html

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Big George Brock & New Houserockers w/Renee Smith

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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Big George Brock & the New Houserockers

BIG GEORGE BROCK... Bigger-than-life, legendary 78-year-old Clarksdale-raised blues harmonica player, singer and band leader who has shared stage or studio with everyone from Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin Wolf to Watermelon Slim, Jimbo Mathus and Steven Seagal. Multi-Blues Music Award nominee who has played festival stages from Chicago to Clarksdale, the UK to France... and beyond! Recorded three acclaimed CDs for the Cat Head Presents label; starred in the film-festival-favorite documentary film "Hard Times; recorded hit "M for Mississippi" theme song for the award-winning film of the same name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgkQ8JBj6I

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Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 12:00 pm

Big Jon Short

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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Grandma's Blues Club

Sunday coffeehouse blues...

Thursday - 9:00 am

Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Bill 'Howl-N-Madd' Perry & Shy Perry

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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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 10:00 am

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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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Bill Abel Blues Band

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Club 2000

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Blue Mother Tupelo

New Roxy (front bar stage)

Saturday - 10:30 pm

Brad Webb & David Hudson

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Brett Benton

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Brotha Ric Patton

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Butch Mudbone

Memphis' long-performing Native American bluesman.

http://butchmudbone.com/index.html

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Cadillac John & the Cornlickers

“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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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Red's Lounge

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Cadillac John/Bill Abel & Big Damn Band

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New Roxy (main stage)

THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Juke Joint Festival Edition!

Friday - 6:00 pm

Capt. Dirk

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Carlos Elliot Jr. & the Cornlickers

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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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Carson Diersing

Delta Blues Museum Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Cristina Vane

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

David Daniels

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

David Dunavent

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Deak Harp

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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Delta Furniture Blues Club

Saturday - 10:00 pm

Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Students

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Delta Blues Museum Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Derek St. Holmes

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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Dicky James

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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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Donna Herula

Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Duwayne & Garry Burnside w/David Kimbrough

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Pete's Grill

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Duwayne 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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Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Earl 'Guitar' Williams

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Earnest "Guitar" Roy

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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Eden Brent

Nicknamed "Little Boogaloo" by her Mississippi Delta mentor Boogaloo Ames, Eden Brent is much more than her signature boogie-woogie piano and juke-joint blues holler. She is a celebrated songwriter and dynamic performer, with numerous nominations and awards including eleven Blues Music Award nominations since 2009 and three BMA trophies. Her most recent Yellow Dog Records album, Jigsaw Heart was nominated for BMA Acoustic Album of the Year, continuing a streak of nominations for her last three albums.

https://www.edenbrent.com

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Meraki Coffee Roasters

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Frenchies Blues Destroyers

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Garry Burnside

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Ghalia Volt

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Grace Askew Band

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The Bank (main stage)

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Griot Band

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Delta Blues Museum Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Guy Davis

International touring bluesman and recording artist, making his debut in Clarksdale, Mississippi!

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Gyasi

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Gypsy Blue

Clarksdale's Ron Parks and his all-star blues band!

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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Hal Reed & the MOB

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Harp, Hart & Bones

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Hezekiah Early & Robert Lee 'Lil Poochie' Watson

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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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Grandma's Blues Club

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 10:00 am

Hoodoo Men

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Ilana Katz Katz

ilana Katz Katz has been hailed as “a rising star with her own blend of Blues and old-time Appalachian fiddling.” Ilana began as a busker in 2008, playing the crowded platforms of Boston’s subway stations. After a chance meeting with Ronnie Earl at a Billy Boy Arnold concert in 2013, Ronnie invited Ilana to sit in with him at an upcoming show. He subsequently took her under his wing, offering to accompany Ilana on her 2014 debut record, showcasing her as his guest in many shows around Boston and New York.

https://www.ilanakatz.com/biography/

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

James 'Super Chikan' Johnson (solo)

Rare chance to catch the blues bird in a SOLO "live" performance!

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

JD Sipe & Bryan Blue

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Jesse Cotton Stone

Colorado-born, American highway-raised, bluesman.

https://www.cottonstonemusic.com

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 2:00 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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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Club 2000

Saturday - 7:00 pm

John Ford

https://johnfordblues.com/bio

https://johnfordblues.com/home

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

John Horton Blues Band

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The Delta Byrd

Saturday - 8:00 pm

John Mohead

His rootsy, Delta blues-rock tunes go down like good bourbon on a summer night. His slide work dances like moths around a porch light and his original songs take the listener to a beloved, homey place. Mohead’s music is deeply rooted in Mississippi where he makes his home. It is imbued with the inevitable influences of the blues masters who seem to sprout from the Delta as if planted by some unseen hand. A hand that loves the blues.

http://deltabohemian.com/mohead/

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Johnie B. & 'Queen' Iretta Sanders

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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Johnny Lowebow

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Johnny Rawls

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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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Johnny Rawls Blues Band

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Hambone Art & Music

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Kenny Brown

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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Delta Blues Museum Classroom

Call & Response with Big Jon Short

Friday - 1:30 pm

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Kern Pratt & the Accused

"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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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Kevin Gordon

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

La La

Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Lady Trucker

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Lew Jetton & 61 South

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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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Libby Rae Watson

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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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 12:00 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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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE "live" blues

Thursday - 4:00 pm

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

Saturday - 10:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 2:00 pm

Little Joe Ayers

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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Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

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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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Louis 'Gearshifter' Youngblood

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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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Cotton Boll Court

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 1:00 pm

Lucious Spiller

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Lucious Spiller Blues Band

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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (backroom stage)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 4:00 pm

Marcus 'Mookie' Cartwright & Carla Robinson

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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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 11:00 am

Mark 'Mule Man' Massey & Billy Earheart

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Levon's Bar & Grill

Saturday - 10:00 pm

Marshall Drew

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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Mike Munson

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Mississippi Marshall Hopper

Popular Mississippi bluesman plays traditional music — new and old.

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

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Mississippi Stomp

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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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 11:00 am

musicians' acoustic jam

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JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 10:00 am

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 11:00 am

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 12:00 pm

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 1:00 pm

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 2:00 pm

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 3:00 pm

JJF Acoustic Blues Jam Tent hosted by "Green Bullet" Luke

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Ol' Skool Revue (Delta State University)

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Delta Blues Museum Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Otis 'TCB' Taylor

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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The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Pat Moss

Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Pat Thomas

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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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Phillip Carter & the Get Down

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Piano Red

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Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Preston Rumbaugh

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

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

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Ray Cashman

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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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Reba Russell

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Rev. John Wilkins Band

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New Roxy (main stage)

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF CONCERT

Thursday - 6:30 pm

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band

Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.

http://www.bigdamnband.com

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New Roxy (main stage)

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 11:00 am

Rev. Robert

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 1:00 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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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Levon's Bar & Grill

Saturday - 9:00 pm

RL Boyce & Como Breakdown

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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Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 1:15 pm

RL Boyce, Carlos Elliot Jr., The Cornlickers

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Red's Lounge

Saturday - 10:00 pm

RL SUPERBAD

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 12:00 pm

Messenger's

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Ryan Lee Crosby

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE "live" blues

Friday - 11:00 am

Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

Sadie Lamp

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Paramount Marquee Stage

Saturday - 11:00 am

Sarah Levingston

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Stone Pony Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Sean 'Bad' Apple

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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New Roxy (front bar stage)

FREE Juke Joint Festival KICK-OFF!

Thursday - 5:00 pm

Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE "live" blues

Friday - 2:00 pm

Cat Head's Robert Belfour Hill Country Blues Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Messenger's

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Cat Head Mini Fest

Sunday - 3:00 pm

Side Street Steppers

Christian Stanfield and Miss Vera Victoria founded the Side Street Steppers in June of 2009. What began as a simple duo of musicians unearthing material from the Golden Age of American gramaphone recording has grown into a full-blown Memphis institution.

http://www.sidestreetsteppers.com

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Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

Saturday - 7:00 am

Southern Halo

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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Stone Pony Tack Room

Saturday - 7:00 pm

Southern Soul Band

Clarksdale blues 'n soul band....

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Wade Walton Barber Shop Stage

Saturday - 10:00 am

Stan 'Dead End' Street

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Hambone Art & Music Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

Steve Kolbus

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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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Stone Gas Blues Band

Stone Gas is back! Shine Turner, Harvell Thomas, Dion Thomas and Stan Street...

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Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Red's Lounge

Saturday - 8:00 pm

Stoop Down Rounders

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The Holy Moly

Saturday - 9:30 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

Saturday - 10:00 pm

Taylor Made Blues Band

"We are a group of musicians that enjoy playing a variety of music ranging from southern rock, new country, old country, and honkey-tonk. Our motto is to have fun and always keep it Live- the only way to go."

http://www.mimsmick.com/band/

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Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Terry 'Big T' Williams

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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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (indoor)

Saturday - 3:00 pm

Terry 'Big T' Williams & the Family Blues Band

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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

Saturday - 8:00 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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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

FREE "live" blues

Friday - 12:00 pm

Mr. Tater Memorial Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front bar)

Saturday - 9:00 pm

The Beat Daddys

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 3:00 pm

The Blues Wizard Band

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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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

The Daves

The Bank (indoor)

Saturday - 2:00 pm

The Scissormen

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Travelers Hotel Stage

Saturday - 2:00 pm

Vinnie C.

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Crossroads Marker Stage

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Watermelon Slim & the Truckers

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Bluesberry Cafe

Saturday - 9:00 pm

Wes Lee

Quapaw Canoe Stage

Saturday - 4:00 pm

YZ Ealey Blues Band

Collective Seed & Supply Stage

Saturday - 1:00 pm

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