2017 Deep Blues Festival

The home of the blues

Happy New Year from Deep Blues Festival!

Posted on Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year from Deep Blues Festival!

The 2017 festival will be held October 12-15 at the Shack Up Inn and the New Roxy in downtown Clarksdale. Benefactor’s passes are on available now in our shop, and we are grateful for your contribution to get this year’s festival planning underway!

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FYI Series: B.I.Y. (Build It Yourself) artists

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

FYI Series: B.I.Y. (Build It Yourself) artists

Part of the blues is innovation, making do, and being creative with what you got in every facet of life from food to musical instruments.  Here at Deep Blues, we would like to take a moment to showcase a few of the artists that we have in the lineup who craft their own cigar-box guitars, diddley-bows and whatever other instruments their talented hands can conjure. Deep Blues Festival 2016...

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Artist Profile #4: Chicken Snake

Posted on Aug 25, 2016

Artist Profile #4: Chicken Snake

Chicken Snake is weaving it’s way up the mighty Mississippi from New Orleans to Clarksdale for Deep Blues Festival 2016!  This fearsome foursome was founded in 2009 by Jerry Teel (Honeymoon Killers, Boss Hog, Chrome Cranks, Little Porkchop, Knoxville Girls,  Jerry Teel and the Big City Stompers) and his wife (photographer, songwriter), Pauline Teel (Big City Stompers). Having been forced...

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Last Call For The Benefactors’ Ball!

Posted on Aug 19, 2016

Last Call For The Benefactors’ Ball!

…Among other perks of being a benefactor of Deep Blues Festival 2016!! Yes, there is a private party at Red’s Lounge on Friday, October 14 from 5-7pm for benefactors only.  Red his-fine-self will be grilling and there will be jukin’ (artist TBA, stay tuned!). Be a benefactor and you can rent a room at the Shack Up Inn before we open the floodgates to the public at large!  Stack...

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DBF 2016 Artist Profile #3: Cedric Burnside Project

Posted on Aug 2, 2016

DBF 2016 Artist Profile #3: Cedric Burnside Project

The name resonates on its own, it is at once weighty and electric: Burnside. Well, well, well, Cedric Burnside carries that energy, nay drives it, into his performances. He reaches back through his lineage, pays homage to his late grandfather, R.L. Burnside and other hill country bygone legends, while adding his own youthful vigor, to capture audiences all over the map. Growing up near Holly...

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