Southern Adventures of Cheryl & Tom: Week Two

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Our sales director and her husband continue their journey through the Delta.


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.

10/8 Clarksdale, MS

Tom and I were able to attend the Mississippi Interpretive Center Marker Unveiling October 8, 2014 at the Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS. Shelly Ritter (rt), Executive Director, Delta Blues Museum helps with unveiling the marker.

10/9-12 King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR

We stopped by the Information Booth at the King Biscuit Blues Festival which was being manned by the Phillips Community College staff, West Helena, AR. We met Dr. Steven Murray, Chancellor, handing out Blues Festival Guide magazines. Thank you to all the folks working the information booth for giving us a warm welcome. The magnitude of community involvement at this festival is amazing.

Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues at the festival on Thursday and was one of the highlights. It was good to hear some of the best Chicago blues out there.

It was good to see the Nora Jean Bruso Band playing at the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, AR. Nora knows how to belt out a song and captivate an audience.

We also saw many artists playing on the street. We ran into Big Red and the Soul Benders and Deke Harp. The talent performing on the streets really shined and there was music everywhere.

Made In Italy (acoustic duo) playing at the Stan Street Hambone Gallery, Clarksdale, MS. on October 11, 2014. Delia Morelli has a beautiful voice and she and Massimo Bevilacqua worked well together. Stan Street is an amazing fine artist and his store is a must see when you visit Clarksdale. Stan is also one of the treasured musicians in the area.

10/14 Clarskdale, MS

A big storm blew over in Clarksdale, MS yesterday so we headed to Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale and Red had the smoker going. I was talking with some folks and turned around and to my surprise Red had recruited Tom to man the smoker. Tom had fun helping out and cooking up his own storm.

10/15 Lelend and Indianola, MS

We had lunch today at Betty’s Place in Indianola, MS with Lydia Gonzales from the Grassroots Blues Festival (Duck Hill, MS). Betty asked us to sign the wall and we gladly did it. I’m picky about my fried chicken and I can’t remember having any better tasting than Betty’s. We’ll be back.

We stopped at Highway 61 Blues Museum in Leland, MS, and Pat Thomas gave us a personal concert. It is a cool museum and a must see.

See you on the blues highway…

Cheryl “BFG Sales director” and Tom “Blues Aficionado” Yearnshaw


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