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Friday, October 9, 2015

Don't miss the FREE Bukka White Blues Festival​ next weekend, October 16th & 17th!





Don't miss the FREE Bukka White Blues Festival next weekend, October 16th & 17th!
Held in Aberdeen, Mississippi at the beautiful Blue Bluff Recreation Area on Lock & Dam Road along the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Enjoy live Mississippi Blues including Kenny Brown, Big George Brock, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Lightnin Malcolm, Duwayne Burnside, Bill "Howlin' Mad" Perry & many more!  Enter the Ribs on the River Barbecue Rib Contest with over $2,500 in prizes!
Plenty of kids activities including a petting zoo, bounce houses and an animal show featuring animals of the rain forest!  Rent a kayak or dock your boat!  Enter your pet in the Rover on the River Pet Costume Parade!  Arts & Crafts / Informational Booth applications still accepted! Beautiful Mississippi October blue skies on green grass!
Coolers Allowed!










Sunday, February 9, 2014

DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL 2014 MOVES TO CLARKSDALE, MS THIS OCTOBER! SPECIAL REUNIONS FROM SOLEDAD BROS, SOUTH FILTHY & MORE!

 
DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL 2014 MOVES DOWN SOUTH TO THE CRADLE OF THE BLUES THIS OCTOBER!
 
THREE-DAY FEST IN CLARKSDALE, MS TO FEATURE SPECIAL REUNIONS FROM SOLEDAD BROTHERS & SOUTH FILTHY, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER GREAT DEEP BLUES ACTS! 
 
 
 
Seven years after Chris Johnson started his first official Deep Blues Festival in the Twin Cities, the fest organizer and owner/operator of Bayport BBQ in Bayport, MN is moving the fest to Clarksdale, MS for three days in October. 

The core of the fest will be held at Shack Up Inn's Juke Joint Chapel and will boast a wealth of talented Deep Blues artists, such as Scott H. Biram, Kenny Brown (RL Burnside's slide guitar player for 30 years), Charlie Parr, Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early, Dale Beavers, Guadalupe Plata from Spain, James Leg (aka Black Diamond Heavies' John Wesley Myers), Boogaloosa Prayer and two very special reunions shows from Soledad Brothers and South Filthy

This year's fest won't be limited to just this venue and these acts, however, as it will continue to grow right up to its October residency, with many other Clarksdale venues and blues acts to be added. These new additions will be announced over the coming months as they're confirmed. 

Johnson, a passionate fan of Deep Blues music, gives an insight on how the fest originally took root, "The first official festival was August 2007 with 18 bands. It was on a golf course driving range just outside the Twin Cities. The summer before, I had a block party in my neighborhood with Scott H. Biram and the Black Diamond Heavies performing. I had done this type of thing each summer for years, and it was Scott that suggested I rent a room and have tickets so I didn't have to pay for it all myself.  I thought that sounded like a good idea, and thought I might have a few bands and make a night of it. I wrote to 18 bands and asked if they were interested and every one replied immediately that they wanted in. I couldn't say no to anyone, so that's how we ended up with an all day event."

"I really like the opportunity to share all these outsider bands with new fans," Johnson admits. "Once people hear them, they're hooked. All these bands should be so much more popular. I think the whole world should know their music. The two reunion events of South Filthy and the Soledad Brothers this year are very special. Also, the return of Scott H. Biram to the Deep Blues Festival is very special to me personally. I consider him to be the epitome of deep blues or punk blues."

Johnson is also doing something a bit different this year, as he's asking for "benefactors" to help fund the fest with $100 donations. All benefactors will also receive perks, such as the first opportunity to reserve rooms at the Shack Up Inn, along with guaranteed admission to the late night shows at the Chapel. "We've been fortunate to have many generous fans already make these contributions," Johnson said. "I'd say we're about a third of the way there already."

"As with all of the Deep Blues Festivals, we anticipate fans and bands to join us from all over the world," Johnson said. "Hope you'll think about joining us too."
 
THU. OCT. 16 LINEUP
CLICK ON AN ARTIST TO LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC & FOR MORE INFO
 
 
 
 
 
FRI. OCT. 17 LINEUP
CLICK ON AN ARTIST TO LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC & FOR MORE INFO
 
 
 
 
SAT. OCT. 18 LINEUP
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ENTIRE FEST EMCEED BY DJ HWY 7
 
 
FOR MORE INFO ON THE DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL 2014:
 
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT BECOMING A BENEFACTOR OF THE DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL CONTACT: 
Chris Johnson: bayportbbq@comcast.net
 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jumper On the Line - KENNY BROWN


Kenny Brown (born on the Air Force base in Selma, Alabama, July 5, 1953) is a blues slide guitarist from Nesbit, Mississippi. Skilled in the North Mississippi Hill Country blues style popularized by his mentor R. L. Burnside, Brown began his career by apprenticing with Mississippi Joe Callicott, Johnny Woods, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. He has also cited Muddy Waters, Mojo Bufford, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Junior Kimbrough, Johnny Winter, and Johnny Shines as influences. He has recorded one album for the Fat Possum Records label (Stingray), and his most recent double-album "Can't Stay Long" was released in June 2011 on Devil Down Records .

In 1971 Brown began performing with R. L. Burnside, who claimed Brown as his "adopted son." and affectionately called him "white boy on guitar" and "my white son." Both Brown and Burnside have noted the singularity of Brown's being a white musician playing in the previously predominantly African American genre of North Mississippi Hill Country blues.

Brown's guitar work was featured in the 2006 film Black Snake Moan, where he provided backing for star Samuel L. Jackson's vocals.[8] He can also be seen in the film's climax as a guitarist in a blues band, playing alongside Burnside's grandson Cedric.

He has also performed with rock bands Widespread Panic and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Brown currently lives in Potts Camp, Mississippi, in the North Mississippi Hill Country.

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You See Me Laughin - Part 2


You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods.
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You See Me Laughin' - Part 1



You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the hill country bluesmen who've kept their music alive on the back porches and in the tiny juke joints of the Mississippi backwoods.
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