There is a jam packed line-up so far on three stages including Bob Margolin, Super Chikan, Cedric Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Jonn del Toro Richardson, Bob Stroger, Sweet Betty, Tom Holland, Jimmi Mayes, Kenny Brown, Clay Swafford, Rip Lee Pryor, Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan, Kingfish Ingram and Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright… with more TBA.
Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen. He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists. He passed away on March 21, 2011 at the age of 97.
The primary mission of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.