SATURDAY NIGHT VENUES

April 17, 2021

JJF Wristbands Required

Acts & Times are subject to change.

Bad Apple Blues Club

349 Issaquena Clarksdale, MS 38614

7:00 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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Grandma's Blues Club

115 Third Street

7:00 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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Messenger's

133 MLK Dr.

7:00 pm

Scott “Janky” Lindsey

Scott “Janky” Lindsey is a Dallas, TX-based, singer-songwriter-guitarist who plays a somewhat lost style of blues, originated in the juke joints of the North Mississippi Hill Country.

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New Roxy

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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Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

1 Commissary Road

7:00 pm

JH Sitton

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Stone Pony Tack Room

226 Delta Avenue

7:00 pm

Alice Hasen & the Blaze

Born in Vermont and based in Memphis, Alice Hasen is a professional violinist, recording artist, songwriter, sideman, teacher and vocalist. She leads her original band, Alice Hasen & the Blaze, and is part of the Blackwater Trio, an acoustic rock band. Alice is known for her unique playing style, which combines the virtuosity of her classical upbringing with the freedom and creativity of improvisation. She has been called “one in a million” by Alan Rowoth, founder of folkmusic.org, and “a monster talent” by Jim Hurst, nationally-acclaimed guitarist. She is most at home at the crossroads of genre, pushing the traditional sounds of violin and fiddle out of their comfort zones and into the realms of jazz, pop, funk and rock.

http://alicehasen.com

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The Bank

123 E. Second Street

7:00 pm

Mark 'Mule Man' Massey

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The Holy Moly

218 Third Street

7:00 pm

'Live' music TBA

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Travelers Hotel (lobby bar)

212 Third St.

7:00 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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Bad Apple Blues Club

349 Issaquena Clarksdale, MS 38614

8:00 pm

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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Crossroads Cultural Arts Center

332 Delta Avenue

8:00 pm

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

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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

8:00 pm

'Live' blues TBA

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Hopson Commissary (back porch)

1 Commissary Circle

8:00 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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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

1 Commissary Road

8:00 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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Meraki Coffee Roasters

278 Sunflower Ave

8:00 pm

'Live' blues TBA

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Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Avenue

8:00 pm

John Horton Blues Band

Blues guitarist, vocalist and bandleader John Horton was born in Arcola in 1959. His family initially lived in Holly Ridge, and then moved to the outskirts of Greenville, where he currently resides. He grew up with his father, who worked as a bulldozer driver, a job that Horton has had since shortly after graduating from high school.

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

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Shack Up Inn (The Gin)

1 Commissary Road

8:00 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 Delta Byrd (Byrd Cage)

721 Riverside Avenue

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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Bluesberry Cafe

235 Yazoo Avenue

9:00 pm

Watermelon Slim & the Truckers

“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” (HARP Magazine). Slim was raised in North Carolina listening to the housekeeper sing John Lee Hooker songs. In the Vietnam war he wound up in a hospital bed where he taught himself upside-down left-handed slide guitar on a $5 balsawood model using a triangle pick cut from a rusty coffee can top and his Army issued Zippo lighter as the slide. Slim has been a truck driver, forklift operator, sawmiller (where he lost a partial finger), firewood salesman, collection agent, funeral officiator and at times a small time criminal. His colorful songs and raw talent reflect his many adventures and misadventures. Very entertaining!

http://watermelonslim.com

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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (backroom stage)

352 Delta Avenue

9:00 pm

Lady Trucker & the Headcutters

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Delta Blues Alley Cafe (front bar)

352 Delta Avenue

9:00 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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Grandma's Blues Club

115 Third Street

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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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

9:00 pm

Mickey Rogers Blues Band

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Hambone Art & Music

111 E. Second Street

9:00 pm

Johnny Rawls Blues Band

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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Levon's Bar & Grill

232 Sunflower Avenue

9:00 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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Messenger's

133 MLK Dr.

9:00 pm

'Live' blues TBA

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New Roxy

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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Pete's Grill

550 Sunflower Avenue

9:00 pm

Duwayne, Garry & Kent Burnside

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The Bank

123 E. Second Street

9:00 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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Hooker Grocer + Eatery

9:30 pm

'Live' music TBA

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Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Avenue

9:30 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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Ground Zero Blues Club

0 Blues Alley

10:00 pm

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

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Hopson Commissary (main stage)

1 Commissary Road

10:00 pm

Stacy Mitchhart Band

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Levon's Bar & Grill

232 Sunflower Avenue

10:00 pm

Bill Abel Blues Band

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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Red's Lounge

395 Sunflower Avenue

10:30 pm

RL Boyce, Carlos Elliot Jr & the Cornlickers

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