Mississippi Blues Project

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Caption: Mississippi Blues Project
Mississippi Blues Project 

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

The Mississippi Blues Project was a year-long set of concert events bringing contemporary Mississippi blues musicians, who would otherwise not be seen in concert in Philadelphia, to the area to share their music and cultural heritage. The project includes an associated website (http://www.mississippibluesproject.org) with concert audio, video, and commentary.

The project takes note of Mississippi's singular place in blues history, and rock 'n' roll history as well, while underscoring the hard realities that still face present-day blues artists in the Magnolia State, and the lack of widespread public awareness of their music.

The concerts in the series include:

The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock, August 19, 2012, at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, October 22, 2012, at The World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
Robert Belfour, and Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, February 15, 2013, at The World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, and Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks, May 17, 2013, at The World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

The Mississippi Blues Project Concert Series offers parts of these shows and some conversation with some of the artists in a set of hour-long radio programs.

The Mississippi Blues Project has been supported by The Pew Center For Arts And Heritage. Hide full description

The Mississippi Blues Project was a year-long set of concert events bringing contemporary Mississippi blues musicians, who would otherwise not be seen in concert in Philadelphia, to the area to share their music and cultural heritage. The project includes an associated website (http://www.mississippibluesproject.org) with concert audio, video, and commentary. The project takes note of Mississippi's singular place in blues history, and rock 'n' roll history as well, while underscoring the hard realities that still face present-day blues artists in the Magnolia State, and the lack of widespread public awareness of their music. The concerts in the series include: The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock, August 19, 2012, at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Jimmy "Duck" Holmes... Show full description


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Caption: Super Chikan, Credit: Mike Lynch
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Super Chikan in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Caption: Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, Credit: Mike Lynch
Robert Belfour, and Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCAI / WNAN, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Credit: Mike Lynch
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WSLR, WNMU-FM, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Caption: Cedric Burnside
The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock, in concert at The Philadelphia Folk Festival

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4