North Mississippi Allstars is an American rock/blues jam band from Hernando, Mississippi, founded in 1996. The band is composed of brothers Luther Dickinson (guitar, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards, electric washboard), and Chris Chew (electric bass guitar). Duwayne Burnside, who formerly played second guitar in the band, is a son of R.l. Burnside (who has also played on some of the band's tracks).
Hans Theessink, a Dutch Blues/Roots guitarist and singer/songwriter. Born in the Netherlands, lived in Denmark and now lives in Austria. In Denmark he is well known in a Danish group called "Theessink, Nalle & Moller", whichearned several Danish blues awards, for example for the "Best Blues Album". You can meet Hans Theessink live as a solo artist, with his Austrian band or with the Danish band all over the world.
Corey Harris (born February 21, 1969, Denver, Colorado) is a guitarist based in New Orleans on the Alligator label. He spent some time in western Africa studying, and rhythms from this area are very prevalent in his music, most conspicuously in "Mississippi to Mali." He performs a wide variety of music, from poppy selections (Santoro, eg) to raw, traditional guitar and piano blues (Honeysuckle, eg). He is one of the few contemporary blues artists that is able to avoid being either a staunch traditionalist or totally separated from its roots.
Edwards was born in 1915 in the Mississippi delta. He is the last living "origional" delta bluesman. In the 1930s he heard and met figures such as Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton and he was with Robert Johnson on the night he died in 1938. Edwards is the real deal, he learnt off the greats and is one of the greats and he still tours today.
Dave Thompson was nine when his father bought him a guitar and taught him how to play it. Sadly, his father did not live long enough to see Dave, at the age of 15, join the blues band Booba Barnes and the Playboys (later renamed the FM Stereo Band, following Barnes's departure). Life on the club circuit was, to say the least, eventful: Dave survived two car crashes and a bullet in the thigh, as well as having the odd brush with the law.
Huddie Ledbetter (23 January 1888-6 December 1949) was a leading American blues singer and guitarist. His songbook contained a large number of standard folk tunes, most adapted from previous sources. Though many of his posthumous releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on most of his original records, tombstone, as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation.
The Man, The Legend that is kent Duchaine. Now onto his 15th tour of the uk (or there abouts)
Playing Delta Blues for us all to enjoy.
One of the nicest guys you will ever meet and has more soul than a shoe factory.
James Lewis Carter Ford (born in Forest, Mississippi, 1924) is an American blues musician better known by his stage name, T-Model Ford. Unable to remember his exact date of birth, he began his musical career in his early seventies and has continuously recorded for the Fat Possum Records label. His musical style melds traditional Chicago blues and juke joint blues styles with the rawness of Delta blues and the rebellious attitude of 1970s-style punk.