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Our 11th annual, 2014 edition of Juke Joint Festival is dedicated to all of the late, great Delta blues performers / supporters who have passed away during the past year — including Arthniece “Gas Man” Jones, Willie “Rip” Butler and James “T-Model” Ford. RIP. Juke Joint Festival is “half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta.” It celebrates our past AND living history by presenting over 100 blues acts during the course of the weekend — most of them Mississippi or Southern, many in their 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s! This is the real-deal Mississippi blues festival…

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The torch has been passed like a joyous beacon leading to the rewards of deep soul. “Mississippi Blues Diva” J.J. Thames possesses stunning looks and a gorgeous voice as a magnificent instrument to extol spiritual and earthly desires. Schooled in classical music, jazz and the blues, she delivers music life affirming as a heartbeat. On Tell You What I Know, one cover and10 heart-stirring originals by Thames and others are rocked by David Hyde (bass), Vince Barranco (drums), Sam Brady (producer, keyboards) and Celeb Armstrong (guitar) with guests Grady Champion (executive producer, harmonica), guitarists Eddie Cotton, Doug Frank and Danny Scallions,…

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