Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
05/21/10: Sister blues festivals toast the summer season
Press release from the Sunflower River Blues and gospel Festival, May 2010, Panny Mayfield, publicist, pannywriter@yahoo.com

Sister blues festivals toast the summer season




Members of Norway's International Notodden Blues Festival and Clarksdale's Sunflower River Blues Festival share a sister-city toast to their 23-year-old celebrations taking place in August 6-7-8. Ten members of the Norwegian festival spent the weekend recently in Clarksdale and renewed friendships that began in 1996 when official sister city and sister festival relationships were established and numerous exchanges have taken place.



Key figures of Norway's International Notodden Blues Festival and Clarksdale's Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival enjoy renewing friendships that began in 1996 on a recent weekend in Clarksdale. Pictured are (from left) Jostein Forsberg, leader of the Notodden Festival who was awarded a Blues Music Award for producing Super Chikan Johnson's Blues Album of the Year in Norway; Melville Tillis, co-chairman of the Sunflower Festival; Bill Luckett, Sunflower sponsor; and Forsberg's father enjoying his first trip to Clarksdale. Both festivals will be celebrating their 23rd years Aug. 6-7-8.




Nov 15, 2018 - 3:07PM
Roger Stolle
Here's the lineup (so far) for Thanksgiving Eve's annual SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES FEST fundraiser at Ground Zero Blues… https://t.co/tQp7pbKAxC
Nov 12, 2018 - 5:35PM
Joe Rosam
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (1974 Version) https://t.co/FHY5emy2Zy
Nov 10, 2018 - 2:26PM
Christian B
John Fahey-Sunflower River Blues https://t.co/4dTUsJ8Urn via @YouTube
Nov 9, 2018 - 8:40PM
Yousei Suzuki
john fahey 「sunflower river blues」 思い入れありすぎる曲、やっと良い感じのカバーのバージョンできたかも。本人も何回も録音していて全部違うバージョンで弾いているから、カバーするにあたっても変奏は必要… https://t.co/wsatFmvUxN