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"The Tinner Hill Blues Festival was launched in 1994 [in Falls Church, Virginia] as a music-centered street festival. From those modest beginnings, the event has developed into the weekend-long fête of all things blues: art, film, lectures, and – of course – blues performances, some by acts celebrated on the national level."
—Falls Church News-Press
Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle perform a live version of “Fort Worth Blues” from a show in 2011. I have remastered the audio from the original live take. Please click like and comment in the respond box, thanks Ally.
After recording this essential collection of performances during the monumental Library of Congress-Fisk University field expedition of 1941 to 1942, Alan Lomax referred to these “alley blues” and “hallelujah spirituals” as “the best art our country has produced.” The efforts of Son House and Willie Brown here are particularly vital; with their handful of earlier commercial releases poorly recorded and hard to find, it is significant that these mentors of Robert Johnson were still in their prime when they entrusted their legacy to Lomax and family. Brown is heard shouting “East St. Louis Blues,” “Mississippi Blues,” and “Ragged and Dirty,” while House gives us “Special Rider Blues,” “Depot Blues,” and a growling “Low Down Dirty Dog Blues.” Also compelling are “Worried Life Blues” by David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who was with Johnson the night the legendary bluesman was poisoned, and the haunting “Cornfield Hollers” of Charley Berry, which resonates with Johnson’s “32.20 Blues.” –Alan Greenberg
Beppe Gambetta performs Church St. Blues at Cooldog Concert Series on July 1, 2007 in Delaware. The song was written by Norman Blake and rearranged by Beppe Gambetta. For more info see www.beppegambetta.com or http Video Rating: 4 / 5