The 16th annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale Mississippi gets underway this weekend featuring Knick Knack Records artists Brett Benton (Seattle) and Ryan Lee Crosby (Boston) - schedules below.
Brett's raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar and “stompin’ and hollerin’ ” as Bad Blood himself would put it; and electric alongside a heavy, relentless and dynamic style of drums that really emphasizes what country blues is all about… the hypnotic groove that gets folks up and dancing!
- Friday April 12 at 7:15pm Brett Benton performing at the New Roxy
- Saturday April 13 at 2pm Brett Benton performing at the Mr Tater Memorial Stage
With an intercontinental band, Ryan Lee Crosby blends American folk-blues and North Indian raga into meditative songs of impermanence, compassion and joy. Through his music, Crosby hopes to inspire peace, openness and respect - for tradition, for culture, for each other and for one’s self.
Ryan Lee Crosby’s “River Music will satisfy the slightly adventurous listener as few other records I heard last year.” - Matt Hanson, The ARTS FUSE
Ryan Lee Crosby’s sound “is an update on the ghostly, close-to-the-bone approach of Delta bluesman Skip James. But don’t be fooled — the legendary Burnside and Kimbrough clans are among his gurus, and he's learned well.” Ted Drozdowski - NASHVILLE SCENE
- Friday April 12 at 11am Ryan Lee Crosby performing at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Arts
- Friday April 12 at 8:15pm Ryan Lee Crosby performing at the New Roxy
- Saturday April 13 at 1pm Ryan Lee Crosby performing at the Paramount Marquee Stage
- Saturday April 13 at 3pm Ryan Lee Crosby performing at the Bluesberry Cafe
UPCOMING EVENTS IN CLARKSDALE
GOAT FEST VI MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2019
Featuring Knick Knack Records artists GravelRoad sharing the stage with the legendary and amazing talents of Left Lane Cruiser and James Leg.