THE BLUES TRAIL REVISITED PODCAST
17. La La Craig

17. La La Craig

November 11, 2021

Clarksdale songwriter/singer/musician La La Craig started her musical career as a child in her family's country music band, trained as a classical pianist and followed her ears to Clarksdale MS and became part of Super Chickan's band.

16.Blues historian and filmmaker Bill Ferris

16.Blues historian and filmmaker Bill Ferris

October 12, 2021

Photographer, filmmaker, author and historian Will Ferris started documenting black southern culture in the 1960s and has over 15 films and a dozen books to his name, along with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker and was Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Clinton administration. Our paths crossed but we never met when I was making my student film in 1971, so this was my chance to at long last meet this remarkable individual.

15. Tour guides Robert Birdsong and John Ruskey

15. Tour guides Robert Birdsong and John Ruskey

September 17, 2021

Whether by land or by river, Clarksdale's environs always hold new surprises for the the first timer or the seasoned visitor. In this episode we talked with Clarksdale historian Robert Birdsong who bases his operations out of the Hopson Commissary, and John Ruskey, founder of the Quapaw Canoe Company on the banks of the Sunflower River.

14. Harmonica Players: Deak Harp and Watermelon Slim

14. Harmonica Players: Deak Harp and Watermelon Slim

September 6, 2021

This episode we're celebrating one of the greatest blues solo instruments of all time--the harmonica, AKA the harp and the Mississippi Saxophone. A long history of harp players hail from Clarksdale, MS, and we're visiting with resident harmonica players Deak Harp and Watermelon Slim.

12. King Solomon Hicks, Holly Harris

12. King Solomon Hicks, Holly Harris

August 19, 2021

Taking a break up north in Gloucester Massachusetts for the Gloucester Blues Festival and a chance to catch up with Blues Music Award winner King Solomon Hicks talking about his upcoming follow-up album. Then, an interview with Boston's WUMB radio host Holly Harris about her first trip to Clarksdale in 1989.

11. Bluesberry Cafe

11. Bluesberry Cafe

August 1, 2021

One of the most popular music venues in Clarksdale is also a restaurant, and owners Carol and Arthur Crivaro started it years ago with the idea of opening a health food store--we learned about how that went, along with getting to know who comes there. Then it's this episode's edition of the Blues Trail Music Report. Music from Watermelon Slim, Mississippi Marshall, La la Craig and Kingfish Ingram.

10. Blues Foundation Patty Aden, King Solomon Hicks

10. Blues Foundation Patty Aden, King Solomon Hicks

July 9, 2021

We travel up to Memphis to talk with the Blues Foundation's new president, Patty Aden and find out what plans she has for the Foundation's future. Then we talk with Blues Music Award winner King Solomon Hicks, the 26-year old winner of the Best Emerging Artist Album category. Then we wrap up with Tameal Edwards from Ground Zero in Clarksdale and the Blues Trail Music Report.

9. Delta Blues Alley, Sean Bad Apple

9. Delta Blues Alley, Sean Bad Apple

June 15, 2021

Juneteenth is coming this Saturday, and we're checking out a couple of new Clarksdale, MS music venues--the Delta Blues Alley Cafe and the Bad Apple Blues Club--and ask the owners what it takes to bring even more music to Bluestown. Featuring music by Earnest Guitar Roy, Frank Rimmer, Lucious Spiller, Sean Bad Apple and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod. 

8. Blues Music Awards preview

8. Blues Music Awards preview

June 1, 2021

The Blues Trail Revisited Podcast interviews Blues Foundation President and CEO Patty Aden about this weekend's Blues Music Awards and offers a sample of who is contending in the 25 categories. 

7. Steve Azar, Blues Trail Music Report

7. Steve Azar, Blues Trail Music Report

May 27, 2021

Introducing Steve Azar, Mississippi's Official Cultural and Music Ambassador, songwriter, musician, philanthropist and filmmaker--and creator of the Blues Trail Revisited theme song, "Flatlands." We're also introducing a new department on the podcast, the Blues Trail Music Report, with Tameal Edwards, booking manager at Ground Zero Blues Club. She will be joining us on every podcast to tell us who's coming to play in Clarksdale.

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