Event News & Updates

50th Anniversary Of The Integration Of Ole Miss

October 1, 2012
James Meredith reads news about his entry into Ole Miss

October 1, 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss, The University Of Mississippi. James Meredith, the first black student to attend Ole Miss, was registered, and began attending classes amidst a violent upheaval. Today the turbulent […]




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Thoughts On B. B. King – by Jonny Meister

September 17, 2012
Thoughts On B. B. King –  by Jonny Meister

Thoughts On B. B. King by Jonny Meister • • B. B. King turned 87 years old this past September 16th • • What’s in a name? The name “King” has always had some cachet, given its meaning. It’s a […]




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Watch Big George Brock perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

September 17, 2012
Watch Big George Brock perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

Bog George Brock performed on a bill with the Cedric Burnside Project at the Mississippi Blues Project kick-off concert on Sunday, August 19th, at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Below, watch Big George perform “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and “Bedroom Door Locked.” […]




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Interview with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes by Jonny Meister

September 1, 2012
Jonny Meister interviews Jimmy

• Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will perform at The World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on October 22nd with Terry “Harmonica” Bean. I talked with him in July 2011 at The Briggs Farm Blues Festival. • Jonny Meister: So, Jimmy, you’re from […]




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Watch the Cedric Burnside Project at the Philly Folk Festival

August 28, 2012
Watch the Cedric Burnside Project at the Philly Folk Festival

Big George Brock and Cedric Burnside Project performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival on Sunday, August 19th for our first Mississippi Blues Project concert. Watch a video of Burnside and guitarist Trenton Ayers perform “Po Black Mattie” below. Our next […]




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Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes playing the next MBP concert at World Cafe Live in October

August 22, 2012
Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes playing the next MBP concert at World Cafe Live in October

Mark your calendars now for the next show in the Mississippi Blues Project series. On Monday, October 22nd, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. Guitarist Holmes, in his mid-Sixties, is from Bentonia, Mississippi and is the owner of the […]




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Photo Recap: Big George Brock and the Cedric Burnside Project showcase at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

August 21, 2012
Photo Recap: Big George Brock and the Cedric Burnside Project showcase at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

The Philadelphia Folk Festival hosted the first in a series of four Mississippi Blues Project showcases on Sunday, August 19th with Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock. The show was hosted by the host of the WXPN Blues Show, […]




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The Mississippi Blues Project: “The Big Bang” by Jonny Meister

August 21, 2012
The Mississippi Blues Project: “The Big Bang” by Jonny Meister

The Mississippi Blues Project is up and running! The “big bang” on Sunday afternoon August 20th featured the Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock in a stunning, earth-shaking concert in a large tent stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. […]




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Big George Brock and the Cedric Burnside Project at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

August 19, 2012
Photo by Lou Bopp

The first of the four Mississippi Blues Project concerts takes place today at the Philadelphia Folk Festival featuring the Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock. The show starts at 2PM in the Lobby Tent. Below, listen to a song […]




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Big George Brock, Cedric Burnside Project to appear the Philadelphia Folk Festival on Sunday, August 19th

July 20, 2012
Big George Brock, Cedric Burnside Project to appear the Philadelphia Folk Festival on Sunday, August 19th

The first concert in our Mississippi Blues Project concert series is happening on Sunday, August 19th at the Philadelphia Folk Festival with Big George Brock and the Cedric Burnside Project.







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