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October/November 2008

The banjo & the blues
The Banjo was born in Africa and brought to America by slaves
The Black Banjo Project
Guy Davis, bluesman & storyteller
“The blues is a hard song to sing”
The Banjo, Trance Blues and Otis Taylor
Cassie Taylor
Acting naturally with music as her life
“Papa Don” Vappie
Crescent City funky banjoman
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Reviving the music of America’s past.
Justin Robinson
Rhiannon Giddens
Dom Flemons
Sule Greg Wilson

America’s troubadour of conscience
Pete Seeger continues to delight audiences with his banjo and
songs of praise to the human spirit while working for a better world
Alvin “Youngblood” Hart
A Musician’s Musician
Taj Mahal
Maestro Of The Banjo

Helena Outpost
Rises with Helena

On The Road
NYC Blues
Florida Blues
KC Blues
Mississippi blues
Minneapolis blues
San Diego blues
Long Beach blues
Wisconsin’s River Blues
Ace’s Alley

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Robert Jr
Sugar Mae

Blues Radio
Benjamin Hall
WDBM (88.9),
East Lansing, MI

Blues Society
Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Blues Club
The Gem
St. Louis, Michigan

Blues Festivals



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