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Keeping the blues alive in north Mississippi

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Mrs. TBF sent me this link earlier. It's about a group of kids (10, 14 and 16) from Tupelo who placed second in the International Blues Contest in Memphis. Their dad got them into the blues and made them guitars. Now, they're on a world tour, and they're album is the number one blues download on iTunes.

    They're pretty damn good.



    It makes my heart feel good that there's still interest in the blues -- especially in north Mississippi, where the blues musicians are becoming fewer and farther between.
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Thanks for the links. I love blues music and it is really good to see youngsters play blues music. It's definitely an art that needs a new generation to keep it afloat! Thanks for sharing.

    Oh, and one more thing, wanted to say thanks for your service, TBF, on this Veterans Day.
  3. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Robert Johnson will be pleased … even if it's a tad hot where he is, or so the story goes.
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    I read an article in The New York Times on this guy last week. He's 93, and one of (if not the) last living links to Robert Johnson. He's going to be at Antone's in Austin the day after Christmas. Mrs. Flip and I are already planning the trip.

  5. Jeebus. Honeyboy's still alive? I saw him in Chicago about 100 years ago, it seems.
    Nice link, TBF. Does the heart good.
  6. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    One day when I was 16 and really into blues I was going to help my dad with a landscaping job and he told me to bring my guitar. So when we get to the house we were going to be working at it turned out to be the home of one Robert Cray and I actually got to play with him. One of the coolest days of my, somewhat misspent, youth.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Way cool, man.
  8. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Great link, TBF. The oldest one's got a hell of a blues voice.
  9. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Yeah, it was pretty fun. I have seen Robert Cray live a bunch of times and he never disappoints.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    As terminally uncool as I am, I remain forever grateful to have spent a night at the Subway Lounge n Jackson before it went the way of the dodo.
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