P.O. Box 373   •   Vicksburg, Mississippi,  39181   •   601-634-6179   •   Info@VicksburgBlues.net   •   Twitter @VicksburgBlues  

         

          

 

Vicksburg Blues Society 

PRESENTERS •  ADVOCATES  

 IBC Winners 2014 and 2015  •  IBC Finalists 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017

 

 


 

 

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Thursday •  APRIL 13  •  7-10p (No Cover)

JAMES BAILEY (Guitar / Solo)

The BIG MUDDY

Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Friday • APRIL 14 • 7-10p (No Cover)

ELEMENT of ART (Jazz Ensemble)

The BIG MUDDY

Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Saturday • APRIL 15 • 8p ($10 Cover / FREE with MyChoice Card)

EDDIE COTTON (Blues Band)

Ameristar Casino Hotel

Bottleneck Blues Bar

4116 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Mississippi Blues Man EDDIE COTTON, representing the Vicksburg Blues Society, won top honors at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2015. Fans marvel at Eddie's blistering classic Delta Blues guitar licks and his passionate vocals. He delivers lyrics that will have you hanging on every word. Whether he’s punctuating old favorites with his own passionate inflections or crooning a Cotton original with stunning energy, audiences are sure to take notice of this Blues artist who demonstrates deep respect and appreciation for his craft.Eddie's performaces are the epitome of the Mississippi Juke Joint Experience.  His awards include JMA Blues Artist of the Year 2013 and 2014, JMA  Entertainer of the Year 2016 and Jus' Blues Awards Entertainer of the Year (Bobby Rush Award) 2016.

- Shirley Waring / Vicksburg Blues Society

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Saturday • APRIL 15 7-10p (No Cover)

SHERMAN LEE DILLON  (Blues Band)

The BIG MUDDY

Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

Mississippi's Ambassador of the Blues

Sherman Lee Dillon was born in Meadville, Mississippi (pop 451), in 1951. Fifteen miles outside of town is where Sherman Lee spent his formative years. Cousin Geraldene had a piano, so whenever he'd walk to her house, she'd give him lessons. Uncle Erastus taught old time shaped note singing and made sure his nephews carried on the tradition. At age 12, Sherman Lee began playing the guitar, at 14 the harmonica, at 15 the banjo and steel guitar (not to mention playing trumpet and baritone in the school band and teaching his brother the tenor sax). Living in a dry county with only one black-topped road, his performing experience had mostly been for neighborhood gatherings with payment in homemade wine.

One night a band from McComb (Bo Didley's home) drove up to the Dillon house. They asked him to be their guitar player and go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to make a record with them. At the age of 16 Sherman left home and has been playing music professionally ever since.

When Sandy Davis, Casting Director for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" came to Jackson, she used him as a voice model, personal musical coach to Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar) and consulted him almost daily throughout their Mississippi filming. He was one of the three Dobro players in the film and was asked to perform at the cast party.

Sherman Lee represented the state of Mississippi as a finalist in the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. In 2014, his CD, "State of the Blues," was named Traditional CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission.

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Friday • APRIL 21 • 7-10p (No Cover)

OSGOOD & BLAQUE (Soul / Blues DUO)

The BIG MUDDY

Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Saturday • APRIL 22 7-10p (No Cover)

LUCKY HAND BLUES BAND (Blues)

The BIG MUDDY

Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Friday • APRIL 28 • 7-10p (No Cover)

The Fiddlin' Tim Trio (Jazz)

The BIG MUDDY


Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Saturday •  APRIL 29  • 7-10p (No Cover)

LEAF RIVER BLUES BAND (Blues)

The BIG MUDDY


Restaurant / Lounge / Music

1414 Washington Street • Historic Downtown Vicksburg, MS 39180


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