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Mississippi Blues: The Reverse Migration of Adam Gussow by Jonny Meister

April 13, 2013
Satan & Adam from the cover of their debut album

Adam Gussow is one of the world’s finest blues harmonica players. He became known, and celebrated, in the 1990s as part of a duo that was one of that decade’s most exciting and intriguing acts, Satan & Adam. “Mr. Satan” […]




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Coming This Fall: A Mississippi Blues TV Reality Show     by Jonny Meister

April 13, 2013
Coming This Fall: A Mississippi Blues TV Reality Show     by Jonny Meister

In 2008, it was “M For Mississippi: A Roadtrip Through The Birthplace Of The Blues.” Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle visited clubs and homes in Mississippi to bring us the music, and the stories, of a number of modern rural […]




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Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup Recordings Issued After More Than Four Decades     by Jonny Meister

April 13, 2013
Arthur

Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup shares with Robert Johnson and some other blues greats the unfortunate fact (from a blues-centric perspective anyway) of being known today primarily because of their influence to rock stars. Johnson is known for his influence to […]




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WXPN presents Rory Block in a free concert with a screening of We Juke Up In Here

March 29, 2013
Rory Block photo by Sergio Kurhajec

The 2nd annual WXPN Music Film Festival is happening April 11th-14th. On Saturday, April 13th there will be a free screening of We Juke Up In Here, the documentary by filmmakers Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle about the juke joints […]




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Stream: “Six Little Puppies” by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes”

March 29, 2013
Stream: “Six Little Puppies” by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes”

The 5th anniversary release of Back to Bentonia by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes includes the song “Six Little Puppies.” Recorded on November 17th, 2005 at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, the anniversary edition of the album is available here […]




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Listen to two songs from Terry “Harmonica” Bean from the Broke & Hungry Records “Mistakes Were Made” compilation

February 26, 2013
Listen to two songs from Terry “Harmonica” Bean from the Broke & Hungry Records “Mistakes Were Made” compilation

Listen to two songs by Terry “Harmonica” Bean from the Broke & Hungry Records compilation Mistakes Were Made







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Magic Slim 1937-2013 by Jonny Meister

February 22, 2013
Magic Slim 1937-2013 by Jonny Meister

Few Philadelphia blues fans were aware that Magic Slim was in Philadelphia in February, in the intensive care unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he died on February 20. The great bluesman had been hospitalized in January when he […]




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A Memorable Afternoon of Mississippi Blues with Robert Belfour, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, & Robert “Bilbo” Walker – by Jonny Meister

February 18, 2013
Anthony

Mississippi blues artists Robert Belfour, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, and Robert “Bilbo” Walker played a special two-hour Free-At-Noon, Mississippi Blues Project concert.







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Today in concert: Robert “Wolfman” Belfour and Anthony “Big A” Sherrod with Robert Bilbo Walker

February 15, 2013
Today in concert: Robert “Wolfman” Belfour and Anthony “Big A” Sherrod with Robert Bilbo Walker

Today at Noon ET the Mississippi Blues Project presents two special concerts. The show starts with a solo performance by Robert “Wolfman” Belfour followed by Anthony “Big A” Sherrod with Robert Bilbo Walker. Listen here.




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Watch Robert “Wolfman” Belfour perform “Hill Stomp” (playing Free at Noon on 2/15)

February 8, 2013
Photo by Dave Pearson | www.flickr.com/photos/elhawk/

Mississippi blues singer Robert “Wolfman” Belfour will perform at next Friday’s Mississippi Blues Project concert at World Cafe Live. A native of Red Banks, Miss., and a student of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbourgh, Belfour made his name in Memphis […]




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RSVP: Double header Mississippi Blues Project concert at WXPN’s Free At Noon on 2/15

January 26, 2013
Photo by Lou Bopp

RSVP’s are now open for the next Mississippi Blues Project concert on Friday, February 15th at World Cafe Live. It’s a double header WXPN Free At Noon featuring full one hour sets with both artists. The concert features performances from […]




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B. B. King “The Life Of Riley” – by Jonny Meister

January 22, 2013
B. B. King “The Life Of Riley” – by Jonny Meister

“The Life Of Riley” is an expression of uncertain origin, referring to a life of wealth, ease, and luxury. It’s been the title of several old radio and TV comedies and a movie starring William Bendix – and now, “The […]




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