While walking downtown I came across Michael Frank, of the Earwig Music Company and Earnest “Guitar” Roy on the streets in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Earnest was interviewing Michael. I thought it worked the other way around? It was good to see both...
Eating out on the road is always a challenge and Tom was able to find some protein (pickled eggs & pigs feet) while shopping. Although the big jars are economical they won’t fit in our over packed car.
We made it to the festival [after a late start driving from Nevada and having to find refuge from a huge storm in Arkansas] and wanted to share a bit of info on a few of the amazing artists performing in Mississippi so far.
Verslag: Mighty Mississippi Music Festival & King Biscuit Blues Festival – Oktober 2014
Onder de noemer Bridging the Blues wordt overkoepelend door de diverse officiële instanties in Tennessee, Mississippi en Arkansas grote inspanningen verricht om de bezoekers rond te leiden in de muzikale rijkdom en historie van de blues. Festivals, musea
Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee Join the Bridging The Blues Experience
More than a hundred musical events, including 15 festivals, are scheduled for the third annual Bridging the Blues event, a cooperative effort between Arkansas, Mississippi and Memphis that takes place through the end of King Biscuit Festival.
If you are a blues lover, this is THE place to be for the annual Bridging the Blues Festival. Sponsored by three states– Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee–the series of events celebrates the rich music and culture of the region.
There should be enough Blues for everyone to round between Sept. 26 and Oct. 12. That's when the third annual Bridging the Blues experience gets underway in the tri-state area of Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. - See more at: http://www.helena-arkans
Po’ Monkey’s Fires Up the Fall Delta During Bridging the Blues
The delta is beginning to cool off in mid-October as the hot fall sun goes down across the endlessly flat fields of cotton in full bloom. And nestled in the oceans of white cotton crops, an ancient, tiny sharecropper shack that boasts cold beer and low ce
Bridging the Blues: Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee Join Forces to Celebrate Their Shared Musical Heritage
“It’s a classic win/win/win situation,” says Joe David Rice, the Arkansas Tourism Director, of the tri-state effort. “Tourists don’t pay much attention to state lines—especially international visitors— and we’ve laid the groundwork for an even bigger and
Bridging the Blues — Multi-state effort expects to boost blues-related development
At first take, the Bridging the Blues initiative sounds like a case of misplaced loyalty. Why would a bunch of Mississippians work so hard to boost attendance at the upcoming King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas, and why would Mississippi tourism organ
Super Chicken, Cadillac John, and Kingfish Ingram are living legends among today’s Mississippi/Arkansas Delta blues musicians who are as gifted in their music as their names are colorful. And for the growing numbers folks from around the world who are bea
Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 3
On my Mississippi Delta book tour for The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu I met people working together to develop a blues tourism industry with the potential to economically rescue the Delta
Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Part 2
By the mid-1920s, a million African Americans lived in Mississippi -- a half-million concentrated in the Delta. Through hard work and sacrifice, families freed themselves from sharecropping's imprisoning cycle of debt.
Over a 12-day period running through Monday, October 8, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, is overflowing with incredible music and blues-related happenings in a landmark event called Bridging the Blues.
Bridging the Blues: 3 states celebrate blues music
So, here’s what you do….arrange to be within a few miles of Helena, Arkansas (just across the river in northwestern Mississippi is OK too) right after noon. 12:15 pm to be exact, with a receiver that can still tune to AM radio.
Bridging The Blues: Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi…Twelve Days Of Blues in the Place They Were Born
A new effort to help fans finds their way through region’s musical riches is “Bridging the Blues,” a twelve-day series of events in late September and early October in the Mississippi Delta, Arkansas, and Memphis.