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Friday, September 26, 2014

Lineup for the Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration - October 12; same day as Cat Head Mini Blues Festival & the Second Street Blues Party

Every Sunday after the King Biscuit Festival the Pinetop Perkins Foundation stages the annual Pinetop Homecoming Celebration at the Hopson Plantation, located just west of Clarkdale on Highway 49. For many years Pinetop, who lived at Hopson during the 1940s, was in attendance. The pianist died in 2011 at age 97, but his memory lives on via this festival as well through Masterclass workshops that the Foundation sponsors at Hopson each June.

The music takes place on several stages at the Hopson Commissary as well as at the Shack Up Inn's Juke Joint Chapel - musicians include Bob Margolin, who played with Perkins in the Muddy Waters band. 

Hopson Commissary Stage

Bob Margolin* Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks *  Bob Stroger
Jonn Del Toro Richardson * Sweet Betty * Tom Holland
Jimmi Mayes *  Clay Swafford * Lee Williams * Heather Crosse

Youth Showcase With: 
Kingfish Ingram, Marcus Cartwright, Wyly Bigger and Carson Diersing

Juke Joint Stage

Kenny Brown * Cedric Burnside Project * Lightnin' Malcolm  

Hopson Commissary Acoustic Jam Stage

"Rip Lee" Pryor * Stephen "Blues Dude" Duncan

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Saturday October 11
11 am Theo Boogieman
12 noon Jed Sparks
1pm Made in Blues (Italy)
2pm Stephen Duncan
3pm Blues jam

Sunday October 12
11 am Made in Blues 
12 noon Delta Coasters
1pm Selwyn Cooper
2 pm Dave Dunavent and Evol love
3pm Boogieman Blues Jam

Here's Selwyn Cooper playing outside of the Rock & Blues Museum

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Three times a year -- on the Sundays after the Juke Joint Festival, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, and the King Biscuit Blues Festival - Roger Stolle of Cathead Delta Blues & Folk Art puts on the Cat Head Mini Blues Fest in front of his store. The music usually gets going around 9 a.m., and most of the time Red Paden of Red's is there with his portable BBQ cooker. The festival is free, though you might want to bring your own folding chair!

Here's Big George Brock playing at a Cat Head Mini Blues Fest

1 comment:

  1. I just love attending events like these. They really freshen up your mind and body and give you a boost. Not gonna miss this next time .