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Listen to a Spotify companion playlist for Tom Moon’s “Blues Beyond The Blues” essay

December 20, 2012
Listen to a Spotify companion playlist for Tom Moon’s “Blues Beyond The Blues” essay

Music critic, writer and NPR commentator Tom Moon has written an essay about the influence of blues music on various of genres called Blues Beyond The Blues that you can read here. Below, listen to a Spotify playlist with songs […]




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Meet Jackson Mississippi’s Jarekus Singleton by Jonny Meister

December 9, 2012
Jarekus Singleton CD Heartfelt

Jarekus Singleton is a young bluesman from Jackson MS. He’s certainly a hometown favorite, but his name is starting to be known in other places. His influences are not strictly “Mississippi” artists, but he is an invigorating influence to the […]




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Download a Christmas classic, “Merry Christmas, Baby,” from Terry “Harmonica” Bean

December 5, 2012
Photo by Lou Bopp

One of the Mississippi Blues Project’s featured artists, Terry “Harmonica” Bean has offered a free download of his cover of the Christmas classic, “Merry Christmas, Baby” that you can download for free from Broke And Hungry Records.




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Merry Christmas from Jimmy “Duck” Holmes – listen to a snippet of “Christmas Alone”

November 19, 2012
Merry Christmas from Jimmy “Duck” Holmes – listen to a snippet of “Christmas Alone”

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, one of our Mississippi Blues Project featured artists has a new Christmas single out. It’s a double sided single featuring “Christmas Alone” backed with his version of “Merry Christmas, Baby.” It’s pressed on a red vinyl 45 […]




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Listen to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean in concert from World Cafe Live

October 24, 2012
Listen to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean in concert from World Cafe Live

Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Homes performed in concert on Monday, October 22nd at World Cafe Live in the second in the series of the Mississippi Blues Project concerts. Look at our photos from the show shot by WXPN’s […]




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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean in concert Monday 10/22 at World Cafe Live

October 21, 2012
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean in concert Monday 10/22 at World Cafe Live

Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes are performing at World Cafe Live, Monday, October 22nd. The show is free however you need to RSVP here. Below, listen to some songs from various releases on Broke And Hungry Records. You […]




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The Mississippi Blues Project Music Stream at NPR – by Jonny Meister

October 1, 2012
Mississippi Blues Project Music Stream from NPR

Check out The Mississippi Blues Project Music Mix online stream, from NPR Music! I picked out some great tracks from artists from Mississippi as well as some interview segments with the artists, and clips from the 2012 film “We Juke […]




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Listen to the Cedric Burnside Project’s set from the Philadelphia Folk Festival

September 9, 2012
Listen to the Cedric Burnside Project’s set from the Philadelphia Folk Festival

The Mississippi Blues Project kicked off with a concert at the Philadelphia Folk Festival on Sunday, August 19th with performances from The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock. About 1500 fans filed into the Lobby Tent for an afternoon […]




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The Blues & Beyond With Jonny Meister: We Juke Up In Here!

August 24, 2012

Each Saturday night at 7PM on WXPN, Jonny Meister hosts The Blues Show and the Blues & Beyond. Recently, Jonny put the spotlight on the fantastic new documentary We Juke Up Here! You can read about the documentary here. Below, […]




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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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Bala Cynwyd’s Greatest Bluesman – by Jonny Meister

August 15, 2012
Bala Cynwyd’s Greatest Bluesman – by Jonny Meister

I call him “Bala Cynwyd’s Greatest Bluesman.” He has been in the western Philadelphia suburb since 1969, though it would be inaccurate to say he lives there. Skip James is buried in Merion Memorial Park, down the street from the […]




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Essential listening: Big George Brock

August 4, 2012
Essential listening:  Big George Brock

Big George Brock is one of the Mississippi Blues Project featured artists. We asked Jonny Meister, who helped curate this series, and the host The Blues Show and Blues And Beyond on WXPN on Saturdays at 7PM ET, to suggest […]




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