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


         

          

 

Vicksburg Blues Society 

ADVOCATES • PRESENTERS

International Blues Challenge Winners 2014 and 2015

 IBC Finalists 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017

 

IBC 2018

XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mississippi BOOGIE KREWE

Winners of the Vicksburg Blues Challenge 2017 - BAND Division



xxxxxxx


The Mississippi Boogie Krewe represents the culmination of members that have worked together, touring internationally, in various ensembles for more than 30 years. Led by songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, Chris Gill, these blues men are the epitome of juke joint flair and talent. Chris shines on various guitars and brings a wide variety of tones to their set, from P90 grit to smoky slide tones on his cigar box. Vocalist Henry Rhodes has a signature sound that is rough and classically THE Blues. Henry connects on a level that is authentic and mesmerizing, pouring himself into his music, quips and wit, with passion.  Their music sends a nod to John Lee Hooker and other Mississippi Blues legends.

LOOK OUT MEMPHIS!

Chris “Blues” Gill – Guitars and Vocals
Forrest "Juke" Gordon – Drums and Vocals
Henry Rhodes – Vocals and Percussion
Gary Scott – Bass
Scotty T-bone Turner – Hammond B3


xxxxxxxx


SAM JOYNER

Winner of the Vicksburg Blues Challenge 2017 - SOLO/DUO Division



xxxxxxxxx


Sam Joyner, IBC 2017 Finalist, is excited to return to Memphis for the 2018 IBC. With spell-binding performances, he is a masterful pianist, known internationally.   Born in Chicago, Sam grew with up with southern roots. A wonderful storyteller, he is inspired that his father was from New Africa, Mississippi, and the elusive spot on a dirt road in the Delta known as “Snuff Box”. Then there’s the passionate story about his woman messin’ around on him, with him feverishly firing a gun he borrowed, with no bullets! Catch him at venues in New Orleans including Spirits on Bourbon, and at the iconic Teddy’s Juke Joint, in Zachary, Louisiana.

Contact Sam:

Email: sam@samjoyner.com

 


xxxxxxx

We THANK our #IBC2018 Sponsors


        

SCENIC PRODUCTIONS

Dothan, Alabama