2023 Juke Joint Fest was LIT

I had a blast at this year’s Juke Joint Fest in Clarksdale, MS. Amazing music, and amazing people. Great memories. Cody Cotton and I left Austin bound for Dallas to pick up a Juke Joint Boy regular Clay Stinnet – he is one of my favorite people. After a brief stop at Clay’s we hit the road. We had a jam session on the ride, me on ukulele and clay playing drums on his cell phone. We rolled into Helena, Arkansas at about 3:30 in the morning and decided to crash for a little while in the truck. The next morning we woke and drove to Clarksdale with a brief stop at Muddy Waters’s old residence near the plantation. We opened for Robert Kimbrough Sr at Reds and played a second set when he took a break. We closed Red’s that night.

Saturday was bright and early as I was hired to backline and run sound on the Stone Pony stage. Cody sat in with Lady Trucker at 3:00 and it slayed. We played at 4:30. We were exhausted after that. We drove back to Texas at 6 am. It was an awesome trip.

2023 Juke Joint Fest


Junior Kimbrough Quote – Cotton Patch Blues

“See, I have a different type of music from other peoples. They playing the other kind of blues, and I'm playing cotton-patch blues.Ain't nobody now can play the blues that I play.”
— Junior Kimbrough


Junior Kimbrough Quotes - One Chord

Junior Kimbrough Quote – One Chord

“My songs, they have just the one chord, there's none of that fancy stuff you hear now, with lots of chords in one song. If I find another chord I leave it for another song.”
— Junior Kimbrough


Spotify Playlists

I have created playlists of various styles and genres from both my research and listening pleasure.


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