PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews: #569 > Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

 

Sunflower
River Blues & Gospel Festival – 2022

Clarksdale, Mississippi

August 11-14, 2022

By Phillip Smith; August 15, 2022

Original Source : phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com

I had a terrific time on my third trip down to
Clarksdale, Mississippi for the
Sunflower River Blues and
Gospel Festival.
 The festivities
began Thursday evening at the Grits, Greens & BBQ VIP party where we
were treated to a delicious meal.  Live entertainment
was provided by
Stan Street
and
Jaxx Nassar, Sean “Bad” Apple, and Terry “Big T”
Williams
.  It was an absolutely
fabulous time.

After catching a few live acts (Steve Kolbus, Jaxx Nassar, Lala Craig, and Lucious
Spiller)
at the Ground Zero Blues Club on
Friday afternoon, court was held at the main stage next to the
Delta Blues Museum.  The artist
lineup was outstanding.  It featured
The Delta Blues Museum Band, Heavy Suga & the SweetTones, Lucious Spiller, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod,
and
James “Super Chikan” Johnson.  

Saturday, I started off at Ground Zero for more blues from Steve Kolbus, Mark Miller, Walter Busby, and Lee Williams.  Afterwards, I headed off
to
Cat Head to catch their 20th
year festivities with a lovely live front-porch performance from
Australia “Honeybee” Jones and 19th Street Red.  Knowing Jaxx Nassar was
playing again at
Ground Zero,
we headed back to catch one more set from her, and staying for
Big Train and the Loco Motives from Norman Oklahoma was
a must.  Immediately following their
captivating performance, it was time to settle back down again at the main
stage for
Brad Money Maker, Mark “Mule Man” Massey, and riveting set from Jimbo Mathus.  

It was a phenomenal time from start to finish.   Sunflower River Blues and
Gospel
Festival is
an event I highly recommend paying a visit to.

 

 

 

Previous blog entries for
this festival:

PhillyCheeze’s
Rock & Blues Reviews: #513 : Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival –
2021 (phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com)

PhillyCheeze’s
Rock & Blues Reviews: #403 : Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
2019 (phillycheezeblues.blogspot.com)

 

 

Websites of places mentioned:

 

Delta Cultural Center
www.arkansasheritage.com/delta-cultural-center/delta-cultural-center-home

Shack Up Inn
shackupinn.com

Ground Zero Blues Club
groundzerobluesclub.com

Delta Blues Museum
deltabluesmuseum.org

Hooker Grocery
— www.hookergrocer.com

Cat Head Delta Blues &
Folk Art
– www.cathead.biz

 

 

 

 

Websites of artists mentioned:

 

Big Train & the Loco
Motives
– bigtrainsblues.com

Jimbo Mathus
www.therealjimbomathus.com

Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale
Blues Review
– www.stevekolbus.com

 

 

For more information about the festival, visit this
website – www.sunflowerfest.org

 

 

 

All Photos by Phillip Smith

Mark Miller & Steve Kolbus

Ground Zero Blues Club

Jaxx Nassar & Stan Street

Sean “Bad” Apple

Terry “Big T” Williams

Steve Kolbus and Mark Miller

Jaxx Nassar

Jaxx Nassar

Lala Craig

Lucious Spiller

Delta Blues Museum Band

Heavy Suga & SweetTones

Walt Busby

Heather Crosse

Lucious Spiller

Lucious Spiller Band

Lucious Spiller Band – Jaxx Nassar 

Lucious Spiller Band

Lucious Spiller

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod Band

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

James “Super Chikan” Johnson

James “Super Chikan” Johnson Band 

James “Super Chikan” Johnson Band – Lala Craig

Super Chikan

Super Chikan

James “Super Chikan” Johnson Band – Heather Falduto

Lee Williams

Mark Miller

Steve Kolbus

Walt Busby

 

Bill “Howl-N-Madd” and Shy Perry

Australia “Honeybee” Jones and 19th Street Red

Australia “Honeybee” Jones and 19th Street Red

Big Train & the Loco Motives – Casey Saunders

Big Train & the Loco Motives

Mike Lander & Bill Cummins

Big Train & the Loco Motives

Brad Money Maker Band

Heather Crosse

Heather Cross, Lee Williams, & Walt Busby

Mark “Mule Man” Massey

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

Jimbo Mathus

 

 

All Photos by Phillip Smith


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