Check out the links to artists below! Get informed, then come on down to the New Roxy in all it’s fall session glory! Good music – some outdoor, some indoor – so dress appropriately. ALL EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE!
Thursday October 8th 9pm $8 cover
Lucious Spiller w/band Main stage.
With his blazing guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his self-defined blues style (a forceful mix of blues, rock, and gospel), and his boundless energy, Lucious is one of the finest practitioners of the blues today.
Friday Oct 9th 10pm $10 cover
Leo Bud Welch – front stage
Bud had played his guitar for close family and friends for over 65 years and remained under the radar, undetected by the vast majority of Blues Aficionados, until April 19, 2013 after being secretly recorded performing at the 50th birthday of his now manger. Leo “Bud” Welch has taken the listening musical world by storm. Leo’s debut album “Sabougla Voices” was released January 7, 2014 just two months before his 82nd birthday and his sophomore album “I Don’t Prefer No Blues” was released on March 24, 2015 just two days after his 83rd birthday.
Monday October 12th 7pm – no cover
Libby Rae is an authentic Blues woman who has been playing Blues since the early 1970’s. She helped organize the talent for the very first Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, MS in 1978. Furry Lewis, Eugene Powell, Houston Stackhouse, Big Joe Williams and Sam Chatmon were among the musicians at that festival.
Walker T Ryan is a West Coast Delta player and singer who made his first trip to Clarksdale, and to Mississippi, last January when he came to Memphis for the IBC. Walker is excited about returning to Clarksdale and picking up, again, with the blues friends he made last winter.
“That boy’s got a soul of his own.” Dave VanRonk
Thursday October 15th – Doors 6pm $10 Cover starts at 8
DJ Rock the Monkey 6pm Duo from Minnesota will be spinning records
Catl are a rock n’ roll duo hailing from Toronto with a reputation for getting people off their asses to do a little drinkin’ and dancin’. They have released 4 full-length records to critical acclaim and toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
Friday October 16th – Doors 6 pm $10 cover starts at 8
Ray Cashman 7pm
Trainreck w/Rev KM William 8pm
Mississippi Gabe Carter 9pm CD Release party
Saturday October 17th – Doors 6pm $10 cover starts at 8
Henry’s Funeral Shoe was formed by two brothers in 2008 from South Wales, inspired and influenced by many of the albums that singer/guitarist Aled Clifford had looted from his father’s vinyl collection when he was growing up.
Watermelon Slim 8pm
Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”
You Can’t Hurry God” is Reverend John Wilkins’ debut full-length album. In it he showcases an individual sound that is regional and universal. This recording is a culmination of a lifetime spent learning from, and ministering to some of the luminaries of North Mississippi and Memphis. And, this sound can have only been made by a child of the North Mississippi Hill Country.