|CASH McCALL (MAURICE DOLLISON)
Legendary Composer & Performer - currently performs at festivals, clubs and special events.
Currently composing and producing.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING LEGENDS July 31st Fourteenth Annual 2014 Jus Blues Music Awards “Night
Of The Living Legends” honors Cash McCall with the Little Milton Campbell Bluesman Award for
outstanding contributions in Blues and Soul music.
PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT - DVD released featuring Cash McCall
A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert.
On January 21, 1989, the evening following the Presidential Inauguration, some of the biggest names in
classic rhythm and blues, soul and blues performed at a Presidential Inaugural Concert. This celebration
featured artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy
Preston, Albert Collins, Percy Sledge, Chuck Jackson, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd,
William Bell, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Wood, Jimmie Vaughan, Steve Cropper , Donald “Duck” Dunn and
Cash McCall. Although a video and 24-track audio recording were made of this historic concert, the tapes were
considered lost until their rediscovery nearly 20 years later.
Guitarist Cash McCall has segued from gospel to soul to blues over a distinguished career spanning more
than three decades. Cash McCall was a valuable session guitarist and composer at Chess, learning the
business end of his trade from Chess in-house legend Willie Dixon. Cash McCall co-produced Dixon's
Grammy-winning Hidden Charms in 1988
Cash McCall (Maurice Dollison, Jr.) has enjoyed success in a variety of guises. As blues guitarist Cash McCall,
he recorded such mid-60s R&B hits as "When You Wake Up" and toured as part of Dick Clark's Caravan of
Stars and as a session guitarist for Minnie Ripperton, Natalie Cole, Etta James, Willie Dixon, the Temptations,
the Drifters,the Coasters and the Rotary Connection. Cash McCall has written top ten pop and R&B tunes for
Otis Clay, Etta James, Ramsey Lews, Phil Upchurch and Blood, Sweat and Tear
Born in New Madrid, Missouri, went to school in Indianola, MS, served in the Army then started his career with
Chess Records in Chicago.
|THE LEGENDARY ROSCOE ROBINSON & THE BIRMINGHAM BLIND BOYS
GODS LOVE LIFTED ME HIGHER Label Mississippi Delta Blues Music
AMERICAN QUARTET HALL OF FAME - TWICE INDUCTED
MILLION SELLER R&B HIT in 1963
Roscoe Robinson is one of the great musical talents in both GOSPEL AND BLUES.
He was born in Dermott, Arkansas and went to school there before going into music full time.
His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label recorded in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He then
went on to have follow-up hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He has sung with David Ruffin
and Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin,
Lou Rawls, and many others.
His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve Been Good To Me”, and “Father I Stretch My
Hand Up to Thee”.
After many years of singing with the “Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi,” he started singing with the
Grammy award-winning “Blind Boys of Alabama.”
the “Blind Boys of Mississippi” and the “Blind Boys of Alabama”. He his first recording experience was in
Jackson, Mississippi at Trumpet Records.
Rosco Robinson's extensive discography is found on All Music
Featured in Living Blues-Dec. 2013 An Evening of Blues - Feb 7 & 8 - Italy
Howl-N-Madd - Mississippi Blues Family Man film released in 2014
. The Clarksdale Session” was chosen from a global list of CD’s by The International
Blues Challenge as one of the top five self-produced CD’s.
Perry began his career in Chicago. In his early career he wrote for musicians such as Lil Johnny Taylor, Ted
Taylor, and Cash McCall. He worked for Phil Chess as a studio musician and for Stan Lewis, where he wrote for
Jewel Paula Records. He did a stint writing for J.J. Taylor on a Willie Dixon Label. Later he joined up with Little
Milton for a while and then started his own band. He has toured throughout the U.S and also spent a year
touring in Indonesia.
Bill is a legendary Blues Musicians who is noted on three of the Historical Mississippi Blues Trail Markers. One
is located in front of Po Monkey’s Juke Joint in Merigold, MS; another is located on the square in Oxford,
Mississippi and one is located in front of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Bill is a member
Performed in Way of War with Cuba Gooding Jr. and with Gene Simmons on the Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Show. Performed at Lincoln Center NYC in 2012
A short film about Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and his family is being presented at film festivals around the country.
Howl-N-Madd, Mississippi Blues Family Man presented at the People’s Festival in New York City.
http://luckyfindproductions.com Produced by Lee Quinby, writer, co-director, and co-producer of “True Delta”
(2012) Produced by Erickson Blakney, Directed by Lee Quinby, Written by Lee Quinby, Edited by Daniel Cowen,
Director of Photography: Daniel Cowen
Howl-N-Madd - MississippiBluesFamiyMan
Jesse Robinson and the 500 lbs of Blues Band
Named Best Blues Performer, Jackson, MS by Jackson Free Press
Cultural Ambassador for the Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism.
Jesse Robinson has a long and rich history as a professional musician. Jesse Robinson Band opened for B.B.
King at the Gala for the B.B. King Museum opening. Jesse has performed for the Mississippi Picnic in New
York City Central Park.. He has performed internationally, and nationally. Jesse was honored with the Jackson
Music Award - The King Mose Memorial Award.
Jesse is noted on five of the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers. He is on the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker at the
site of the Subway Lounge Marker, Jackson, MS; the Cassandra Wilson Marker, Jackson, MS; The Gold Coast
Marker, Jackson, MS; the Holmes County Blues Marker, Tchula, MS; and The Queen of Hearts Marker in
Jackson, MS. Jesse at one time was the band leader for Little Milton and at another time for Bobby Rush. Jesse
spent some time in Chicago where he sat in with blues greats such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Freddie King
and Magic Sam. For many years Jesse’s band played seven nights a week at the Avalon Court on Highway 49
and later he hosted the Blue Mondays at Dorsey’s bringing guests Z.Z. Hill and others. Jesse continues to
perform as a solo act as well as with Jesse Robinson and the 500 Pounds of Blues Band. Jesse Robinson is
the Bedrock of Jackson, Mississippi Blues
Awarded Blues Musician of the Year by The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola
Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi" Mickey
Rogers received the Eugene Powell *Sonny Boy Nelson 11th Annual Award which reads " In recognition of
Playing Music in the Mississippi Delta Blues Tradition". Mickey is honored with a stone on the Musician Walk of
Fame in Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster.
Mickey spent his young years living in Chicago and Mississippi. He spent some years in Detroit. In recent years
he has resided in Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey was born in Panther Bern, Mississippi. He and his band The
Soul Blues Band perform regularly at festivals, clubs and private parties. Mickey’s band is a Mississippi Festival
band favorite playing Blues & Rhythm and Blues. Mickey opened for B.B. King when B.B. King performed at the
reopening of Club Ebony in Indianola, MS,
Mickey has been performing professionally for fifty years beginning when he was fifteen.. Mickey first trip to the
UK was with Howlin Wolf and Hubert Sumlin. Mickey remembers Wolf coming to his house and saying to Mickey’
s aunt, “I have to take your boy with me to Europe for a while.” Hubert Sumlin told Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.
Carol Marble that he fondly remembered teaching Mickey to play. During Mickey’s career he has played with
artists like The Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Clay, Hubert Sumlin, Harold Burrage, The Dramatics, Gladys Knight
& The Pips, the Temptations, Chi-Lites, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Rush and Wiley Foster. .
|Festival, the Sunflower Blues Festival and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. She performed in Canada
at The Southside Shuffle.
Heather Crosse with her band The SweeTones is a regular at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. While
performing with her Bass Guitar, she uses her compelling gravelly blues voice to give her audience
a dynamite show.
She was part of the Morgan Freeman Blessissippi Concert which included artists such as Marie Muldaur and Bill
Payne. She also opened for Paul Thorne at Ground Zero Blues Club and opened for and backed
Bernie Marsden also at Ground Zero Blues Club. She has shared the stage with musicians such as
Bob Margolin and Bob Corritorre.
She gained international stage experience touring for four years with blues musician Super Chikan & the Fighting
Cocks.During her four years touring with international blues musician Super Chikan the tours took them to
throughout the U.S. and Mexico. She also backed Terry Big T Williams at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Presently she is in the process of recording her first CD, but has already released her trademark song called “Why
Does a Woman Need A Bass Guitar”. The song was released on a Blues Women International compilation CD. The
song is being played nationally and internationally on many radio stations.
When she is not performing Heather is a music educator for the Tutwiler Community Education Center. Heather
Crosse lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
with Heather Crosse and the SweeTones
Delta Blues Museum's Music Education Program and graduated at age twelve. His instructor from the museum,
Mr. Johnnie Billington, asked him to join his band, JB & the Midnighters, and they traveled around playing many
gigs for several years including The White House for Senator Trent Lott in 1995. One of Lee’s biggest honors was
playing with Blues Legend B. B. King at his workshop at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS. in
2002. He has accumulated fifteen years of professional experience including being the house drummer at world
famous Ground Zero Blues Club for the last twelve years.
Lee has become quite the “Pro” in the recording studio as well. Since 2009 he is the signature sound coming out
of Clarksdale Soundstage/Vincent Productions owned by Gary Vincent where Lee has recorded with professional
musicians from all over the world. He did audio drum tracks for Joe Osburn, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Super
Chikan, Terry “Big T” Williams, and more.
Lee also played in video projects like “Blessissippi” with Maria Muldaur, Jerry Jemmott, and Bill Payne, and Bernie
Marsden’s Clarksdale Documentary Film. Many mentors, like Sam Carr, touched Lee’s life and now he carries on
the legacy by teaching. He gives private lessons to children and adults, taught at Tutwiler Community Education
Center in Tutwiler, MS.
|A band from the heart of the blues in the Mississippi Delta. Their blend of down home blues & inventive rock give
a new edge to the great
things that continue to hail from the delta!
David Dunavent is a musician raised up in the blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Living just a little ways down the
road from Clarksdale in Sumner, Mississippi and being in love with the guitar from an early age; it was a natural
progression for David to find himself learning blues music from most of the legendary blues musicians in the
David spent several years with Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry’s band and gained a lot of stage experience. Gradually he
became the “go to” musician for most of the big names in the business who need guitarists for a gig either on the
road of in one of the Mississippi festivals.
Sunflower Blues Festival and he was tapped to perform in Vicksburg at the Bottleneck Blues Bar by the Vicksburg
Blues Society. David performed at the W.C. Handy festival in Kentucky in 2013 and is becoming a favorite
performing solo and with his band.
David Dunavent and the Evol Love Band is a hard hitting Blues Rock group from the Mississippi Delta. Based in
the true roots of Delta Blues David Dunavent and the Evol Love Band add an additional boost of energy as well as
power with modern sounds that everyone will sure enjoy.
David also performs blues with a softer edge and is constantly evolving his style. This is heard in his new songs
and will be presented soon in a new CD that he is in the process of getting produced. David is a songwriter, a
performer and grabs the attention of all ages of blues fans.
|Our Musicians have at many
Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne,
Switzerland; Rapperswil Blues
Festival, Rapperswil, Switzerland;
Roots N Blues Festival, Parma, Italy;
Southside Shuffle, Mississauga,
Canada; Sao Paulo Brazil, Mississippi
Valley Blues Festival Davenport,
Iowa; Dodgeville Blues Festival,
Hayward/Russell City Blues Russell
City, California; The Chicago Blues
Festival, Chicago, Illinois; Mississippi
Blues Festivals- The Sunflower River
Blues, Festival, Clarksdale, MS; The
Jook Joint Festival, Clarksdale, MS,
The Hwy 61 Blues Festival, Leland,
MS, The Rosedale Blues Festival,
Rosedale, MS; The B.B. King Festival,
Indianola, MS; The Mississippi Delta
Blues & Heritage Festival, Greenville,
MS; The Oxford Blues Festival, Oxford,
MS; Mountain Film Festival, Telluride,
CO, W.C. Handy Festival, Henderson,
The King Biscuit Festival,Lincoln
An Evening with Blues, Bolzano, Italy
Talk to us about on of these great
musicians for your next festival, party
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|Contact: Carol Marble 662-347-2869 email@example.com
|TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
Born in Farrell, Mississippi just outside Clarksdale, Terry “BigT” Williams has been playing the blues for over
and BigT learned the rest on the road with blues bands like the Jelly Roll Kings, Wesley Jefferson Band, Little
Jeno’s All-Stars and the Stone Gas Band. Through the years he has also sat in with or backed musicians like
Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, CeDell Davis, Robert Belfour, Big George Brock, Nora Jean Bruso and Jimbo
Terry’s recorded legacy includes sessions with blues legends Big Jack Johnson and Lonnie Pitchford as well
Named “Blues Guitar Player of the Year” by the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Hall Of Fame, BigT has
performed at numerous blues festivals, including the Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival in Mississippi Artist
|ZACH PRATHER - Lucerne, Switzerland
Born in Chicago in 1952, Zach Prather grew up listening to many of the great Blues players. He began playing at
Records. During this time he had commence playing at many of the well known clubs and venues in the
In 1974, Prather moved to Los Angeles and began playing with another Chicago guitar player, Cash McCall.
Together they performed with some of the biggest names in the Blues, including Screamin J Hawkins, Etta
James and of course Willy Dixon.
“Cash and I had already become very good friends when he introduced me to Willy and in a short time we also
were very close, so he, Willy, decided we should record together. Willy really liked the things I was doing, he
knew people where calling it Rock ‘n Roll but no one knew better then him where Rock ‘n Roll came from.
During this Recording Project Willie became ill. Prather was with him the day before He died, and he will always
be grateful fore being able to meet this man and fore all he taught him about life which is the blues.
Later while touring Europe with Screamin J. Zach met Luther Allison, after one Jam Session and some quick
arrangements Zach moved to Paris where he performed with Luther for three and a half years. While living in
Paris, Zach made his first cd called Never My Love, with Melodie/Encore records. He has not stopped since ….
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|Mississippi's Living Blues
A traveling exhibit featuring
portraits and oral histories of
Mississippi Blues Musicians.
Below are musicians pictured in
front of their portrait during the
exhibition at Oxford, MS.
|Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.
Offers to Festival and Event
planners a number of experienced
musicians and bands who perform
internationally, regionally and locally.
|Information about the Blues Trail
and the markers.
Complete List and Details
Max’s music doesn’t always follow conventional Blues lines. Rather than be confined to the traditional 12 bar
While his first three releases firmly established Max in the Blues idiom, it was on his fourth, the Juno
nominated A Lesson I’ve Learned, that Johnny added to his Blues sensibilities, and found his groove. And that
groove had more to do with Southern Soul than straight up Blues. Of note, check the title track whose chorus
might have been lifted from the Dan Penn songbook.
Max’s new disc, It’s A Long Road, picks up where “Lesson” left off – with a wallop! Partnering with a brand new
band, Johnny lays down a dozen tracks with a heavy dosage of Gumbo R&B, nods to Rock’em Sock’em Soul,
and hints of all-out Boogie work-outs and Tom Waits styled tonalities. Along the way, Johnny relates his most
deeply personal stories to date.
You would think that all of the above would be enough to keep anyone busy but Max also finds time to host a
radio show: (“Sunday Morning Soul” on The HAZE FM, www.thehazefm.ca,
The song "Daddy's Little Girl" from JOHNNY MAX BAND - IT'S A LONG ROAD WON The International
Songwriting Competition Blues Song of the Year!!!
|DICK LOURIE - Somerville, Massachusetts
Performed regularly with Big Jack Johnson in Clarksdale, MS - Continues to perform in Clarksdale, MS several
times a year.
From The Poetry Foundation "Musician, poet, and editor Dick Lourie grew up listening to and playing folk music.
He started playing the saxophone in his 40s and since then has played jazz and the blues. He is the author of the
poetry collections Anima (1977), Ghost Radio (1998), and If the Delta Was the Sea (2009), a collection of poems
based on the history and music of Clarksville, Mississippi, home of the Sunflower Blues and Gospel Festival,
where Lourie has performed. He also released a CD of spoken word and the blues titled Ghost Radio Blues
(2000). His poem “Forgiving Our Fathers” was featured in the movie Smoke Signals.
A longtime editor at Hanging Loose Press, Lourie coedited several collections of writing by high-school students
with Mark Pawlak: Smart Like Me: High School Age Writing from the Sixties to Now (1966, 1989), Bullseye (1995),
and Shooting the Rat (2003). He was one of the founders of the New York State Poets in the Schools Program.
Pictured performing and reading poetry during the Juke Joint Festival 2014 in Clarksdale, MS
Sunflower River Blues Festival Video - Dick & BigT
|MARCO PANDOLFI - Italy
Pandolfi has performed with some of the most famous Bluesmen worldwide, such as Richard Ray Farrell,
Paul Oscher, Bob Margolin, Harvey Brooks, Preston Hubbard, Bob Corritore, Willie King, Tom Walbank, David
Lee Durham, Paul Cox, King Edward, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Mickey Rogers, among others.
Marco has also played in Europe and the United States in a variety of clubs, such as : The Rhythm Room,
Phoenix AZ; Groundzero, Clarksdale MS and BB’s in Saint Louis MO, and has participated in important
International Blues Festival: Freedom Creek Blues Festival-Alabama; Rosedale Blues Festival-Mississippi;
DeltaBlues, Narcao Blues -Italy; Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Blues To Bop-Switzerland; Darlington Blues Festival-
In 2008 He was the only European musician invited to the third Delta Groove All Star Blues Revue held at the
Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi and the special guest at the 2nd Rocky Mountain Harp Blowdown in
Denver, Colorado (the previous year was the turn of Billy Branch and the following was R.J. Mischo).
He was the international guest at the Way Of Blues Revue in Jackson, Mississippi.
His performances and his recordings have been reviewed by the most authoritative magazines such as: Il
Blues, Blues Revue, Soul Bag, Blues Britain Magazine...).
His music is played on radio programs around the world (B.B. King’s Bluesville-XM radio USA, King Biscuit
Time-Helena AK, WWOZ New Orleans, WEFT Radio-Champaign, Illinois and more).
|Way of Blues Revue in Davenport, Iowa
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
|Alphonso Sanders& Bill
Howl-N-Madd Perry 2nd Place IBC
|David Lee Durham with Alphonso
and Band on stage at Lucerne
Blues Festival in Switzerland
|Marco with David Lee
Durham in Parma, Italy
Howl-N-Madd Perry in
Marco with the Way of Blues
Revue in Jackson, MS
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Alphonso Sanders 2nd Place IBC winner
Dr. Sander’s educational programs have been appreciated by audiences ranging in age from toddlers to the
retired adult and everyone in between. Workshops are presented with humor, audience interaction, as well as
with a deep understanding of music history. Dr. Sanders has performed at many recognized festivals including
the Lucerne Blues Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and Many of the Delta Blues
Festivals, As the Director of the BB King Recording Studio he is involved in archiving the music of Delta musicians,
Video at The Yellow Scarf
|TERRY HARMONICA BEAN
Terry "Harmonica" Bean is a bluesman from Pontotoc, Mississippi. He plays both harmonica and guitar and has
performed at blues festival around the globe
Terry Harmonica Bean
"Deak is one of the best up and coming harp players on the road today." -James Cotton
"Deak understands the language of Chicago Blues and his harp playing sings with a strong, expressive tone
and snappy phrasing." -Bob Margolin
"Deak is from the old school of blues. He really knows the harmonica and it shows in his playing" -John Primer
|JUKE JOINTS AND HISTORICAL
PoMonkeys - Merigold, MS
Club Ebony - Indianola, MS
Queen of Hearts - Jackson, MS
|Lincoln Center, NYC
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry
Mickey Rogers in Greenville
B.B.King at Valley
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Bobby
Rush, and Dick Waterman at Valley
|blues education workshops, in venues such as Club Ebony and the B.B. King Museum.
Shy has a debut CD called “Shy”.