Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival


2005 SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES & GOSPEL FESTIVAL LINEUP

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
MAIN STAGE – LOCATED NEXT TO THE DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
4:30 p.m. – Delta Blues Museum students
5 p.m. – Marshall Drew Blues Band
6 p.m. – Pure Blues Express
7 p.m. – Barbara Looney and Mickey Rodgers
8 p.m. – Geneva Red & the Roadsters
9 p.m. – Shirley Brown

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
MAIN STAGE – LOCATED NEXT TO THE DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
2 p.m. – Earnest “Guitar” Roy & the Clarksdale Rockers
3 p.m. – Razorblade Blues Band
4 p.m. – John Mohead, Acoustic Set, opening for the Kenny Brown Band
5 p.m. – Wesley Jefferson Southern Soul Band
6 p.m. – Big T & The Family
7 p.m. – David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Sam Carr
The Early Wright & Julius Guy Award Presentations
8 p.m. – Super Chikan Johnson
9 p.m. – Charlie Musselwhite and the Charlie Musselwhite Band

ACOUSTIC STAGE – CLARKSDALE STATION (FORMER PASSENGER DEPOT) 9:30 a.m. – Charlie Fowler Sr.
10 a.m. – Mr. Tater
10:30 a.m. – Pat Thomas
11:15 a.m. – TBA
12 Noon – Robert Belfour
12:45 p.m. – Eddie Cusic
1:30 p.m. – Shardee and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp ending with procession to the Main Stage and Second Acoustic Stage

ACOUSTIC STAGE – DELTA AVENUE
1:30 p.m. – Louis “Gearshift” Youngblood
2:15 p.m. – Little Jimmy Reed
3 p.m. – Cadillac John & Bill Abel
3:45 p.m. – The Original Delta Fireballs featuring Geneva Red
4:30 p.m. – Terry “Harmonica” Bean
5:15 p.m. – Super Chikan Johnson

SUNFLOWER RIVER GOSPEL FESTIVAL LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED
The festival opens at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Johnson & New Tradition and closes at approximately 5 p.m. with the headliner: The Rev, Andrew Cheairs & the Songbirds of Memphis singing in the following order:

The Rev. Lloyd Johnson & New Tradition of Clarksdale
The Jonestown Crusaders of Jonestown
Johnny Kinard & the Voices of Joy of Rena Lara
The Stillwells of Helena, Ark.
Carolyn Williams & the Spiritual Stars of Greenwood
The Sons of Wonder of Friars Point
The Cork Singers of Greenville
The Myles Family of Kosciusko, formerly of Lyon
Melodic Truth of Memphis
The Rev. Andrew Cheairs & the Songbirds of Memphis


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: - During the 18th annual festival, Charlie Musselwhite will talk about his Southern blues roots and influences linking him to international audiences, his friendships with Clarksdale natives Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and his plans for the future. This educational component is being sponsored in part by a grant awarded to the Sunflower River Blues Association by the Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts in conjunction with the Delta Blues Museum. Check the web site for time and location of this program.




Nov 21, 2014 - 10:03PM
Bryan Hanger
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Nov 19, 2014 - 4:11PM
Ryan Fuhrman
John Fahey - sunflower river blues https://t.co/88axwTbyLS
Nov 19, 2014 - 10:27AM
Lew Bear
I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/b5OAGHbmbx Robert Barnett - Sunflower River Blues (Live)
Nov 18, 2014 - 4:14AM
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"Sunflower River Blues" track from "The Best of John Fahey 1959-1977" album by John Fahey #nowplaying http://t.co/GkQqvkJv10
Nov 17, 2014 - 8:29PM
KUPS Playlist
Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey