This Bentonia Blues Festival takes place this Saturday in Bentonia, Mississippi. located between Jackson and Yazoo City. The festival is run by bluesman Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, who operates the historic juke joint the Blue Front Cafe, which has been in his family since the late '40s. Holmes plays in the distinctive "Bentonia blues," which was made famous by blues pioneer Skip James.
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes in front of the Blue Front Cafe.