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The Vicksburg Blues Society

is pleased to present

KEITH JOHNSON and the BIG MUDDY BLUES BAND 

Band Division

35th INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

 

Keith "The Prince of the Dellta Blues" Johnson is a young man with the soul and sound of an authentic blues man. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, and the great nephew of blues icon Muddy Waters, Keith bears a profound blues DNA. His song writing is mesmerizing, telling stories about life in Mississippi. He performs with passion, energy, and stage presence that is exciting and natural. Keith is formally educated in the entertainment industry. Touring in France, Switzerland, and Germany, he represents his alma mater, Delta State University, as an international ambassador. 

During the summer of 2016, Keith completed his college internship with the 2010 IBC Winner and GRAMMY Award winning songwriter, Grady Champion.  As a result of his internship placement, Keith participated in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Chicago Blues Festival, where he met and performed with several veteran musicians who were band members of Muddy Waters, that included Lazy Lester and Eddie Shaw of the Wolfpack.

Keith’s most indelible memories of those times in Chicago was having the privilege to perform at the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation, and the historic Chess Records, where his great uncle, Muddy Waters recorded his most famous songs, written by fellow Mississippi blues man, Willie Dixon.

Recently, Keith released an album entitled “Come to Mississippi”. 

Keith continues his family’s Blues legacy.

KEITH JOHNSON and the BIG MUDDY

Keith Johnson - Guitar and Vocals

Jessie Short III - Bass

Charles Ross - Organ and Vocals

Thomas Mathews - Keys and Vocals

George Mumford - Drums and Vocals

Jock Webb, Sr. - Harmonica 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ThePrinceoftheDeltaBlues/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vicksburg.blues/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicksburgblues?lang=en

Instagram:  https://deskgram.net/msliveblues?next_id=1445365442201751881_3497724491

AROUND THE TOWN in the SOUTH Interview by Cindy Cobb:  

https://www.facebook.com/aroundthetowninthesouth/videos/352650222247382/UzpfSTExNTg3NjgyNjg6MTAyMTUzNjU4ODUyMzc4Nzk/

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The Vicksburg Blues Society

is pleased to have

CHRIS GILL and STAN “Dead-End” STREET

represent us in the Solo/ Duo Division

35th INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

 

Mississippi bluesmen Chris Gill and Stan Street met while touring in Canada. They perform from Clarksdale to the Caribbean, keeping the blues alive. Their music comes from different eras and reflects the traditional sounds from the Delta, New Orleans and Chicago. Stan performs vocals and plays harmonica, washboard and a small drum ensemble. Chris sings and plays a variety of guitars, including resonator and cigar box. They are both accomplished song writers, penning favorites like Chris’s soulful “Souvenir of the Blues” and Stan’s “Baptized by the Blues”, that express their love of the blues.

A transplant from Rochester, New York, artist, musician and owner of Hambone Art Gallery in Clarksdale, MS, Stan Street has made the Mississippi Delta his home.  Surrounded by beautiful works of art, Stan hosts a weekly jam at his gallery.  Stan is a recipient of the "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award, presented The Blues Foundation.

Song writer and musician, Chris Gill surrounds himself with reminders that his world is the blues, even naming his dogs Maybelline, Layla, Riley and Lucille.  Chris was named the 2018 Blues Musician of the Year by the Jackson Free Press.  

 

Members

Chris Gill – Guitar and Vocals

Stan “Dead-End” Street – Vocals, Harmonica, Washboard and Drums (Bass and Hi-Hat)

Chris Gill:   

http://chrisgillmusic.com/about.html

https://www.facebook.com/chris.gill.3158

Stan Street:

http://stanstreet.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stan.street.1

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