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Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Mike Munson$20-12 – $20-15
Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Mike Munson
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 7:30 :: Music 8pm :: 21+
Reserved Seats – $20
GA – $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival presents a very special listening-room experience with Mississippi country blues artist, and last the living practitioner of the Bentonian sound, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes along with Minnesota’s own rootsy bluesman Mike Munson, whom recently released a new record Rose Hill, recorded at Jimmy’s Blues Front Cafe in Bentonia.
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has lived a life steeped in blues. Today he is the last living practitioner of the celebrated style of Bentonia blues made famous by Skip James and Jack Owens. Fortunately for fans of real-deal country blues, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has emerged as the keeper of the flame for the Bentonia blues, as he is the last person taught to play by Henry Stuckey.
Mike Munson’s blues influences include Fred McDowell, Jack Owens, and Jesse Mae Hemphill – who all hailed from areas of rural Mississippi that Munson visits often. (His new album, “Rose Hill”, was recorded in Bentonia, MS at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi owned by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.) From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling stompers, his music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance, lyrically compelling, full of unique turns and twists, yet never losing sight of his art form and the music’s roots.