Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
08/02/10: Po Monkey and the Sunflower River Blues Festival
Press release from the Sunflower River Blues and gospel Festival, August 2, 2010

Po Monkey and the Sunflower River Blues Festival



Helping spread the word about Clarksdale's 23rd annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival kicking off Friday, Aug. 6, Willie Seaberry, better known as Po' Monkey, takes a break from tractor driving to hang festival posters outside his famous county juke joint - Po Monkey's Lounge near Merigold. Featuring three days of music with a main stage, two acoustic stages, and a gospel stage, the free festival is a tribute to Ike Turner and Rocket 88 musicians who recorded the first rock and roll record in 1951. A Mississippi Blues Trail marker honoring Ike Turner will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Friday in downtown Clarksdale.




Jan 22, 2020 - 3:51PM
Christy Bishop
@DavidCornDC Born in Clarksdale!! I hadn't realized. Clarksdale is the heart of the blues. I attended the Sunflower… https://t.co/CGG5wScMsy
Jan 20, 2020 - 10:06AM
🌹TENNESSEE JED🌹
Impossible to name one but I’ve really been enjoy John Fahey’s album “death chants, breakdowns, and military waltz”… https://t.co/ZcQri9ArqC
Jan 20, 2020 - 9:33AM
Richard Jerrett
@PattyArquette John Fahey's "Sunflower River Blues" https://t.co/pMis7pNe8S
Jan 18, 2020 - 7:06PM
WWPF Radio
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