Two Mississippi blues musicians to perform on October 22
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – As part of its year-long Mississippi Blues Project initiative to showcase the Mississippi blues as a vibrant folk art form, WXPN will present a free film screening on October 19 and a free concert on October 22. Both events will take place in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, PA On Friday, October 19, an exclusive screening of the acclaimed documentary film We Juke Up In Here (60 min.) will be presented at the African-American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, at 7:30 p.m.
Told through live music performances, character-driven interviews and rare on-camera blues experiences, film viewers are taken below the surface of the quasi-legal world of real Delta juke joints. The Blues Show host Jonny Meister will conduct a Q & A session with filmmakers Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle following the screening. Seats are limited, and RSVPs to attend the screening can be made here.
On Monday, October 22, a free concert featuring performances by Mississippi blues artists Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will take place at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Limited seats are available, and RSVPs to attend the performance can be made here.
Terry “Harmonica” Bean, from Pontotoc, Mississippi, plays both harmonica and guitar and has performed at blues festival around the globe. Celebrated blues guitarist Jimmy "Duck" Holmes has lived his entire life in Bentonia, Mississippi, and owns the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi. Jonny Meister's interview with Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is posted at MississippiBluesProject.org.
The Mississippi Blues Project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. It features music by Mississippi blues artists, interviews with artists about Mississippi blues music, the Mississippi Blues Project Music Mix on NPR Music featuring music and artist interviews, a companion website and more.
Additional information can be found at www.xpn.org and at www.mississippibluesproject.org.
About The Philadelphia Music Project
The Philadelphia Music Project is a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts. It was established in 1989 to foster artistic excellence and innovation in the region’s nonprofit music community. PMP achieves this goal by supporting projects that contribute to the advancement of participating organizations and the cultural enrichment of the community.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple-A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Cornerhosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.