Brought to you by the Son & Friends of Junior Kimbrough in conjunction w/ the Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival 🎸🎸🎸
Mississippi: Power of Place
by Rosemary Moritz, 1997
Fat Tuesday Products
Documentary feature interviews w/ Morgan Freeman and David Malone Kimbrough Jr. lll
Saturday Jan. 25, 2020
Clarksdale’s Film Festival
Jan. 24-26, 2020
111 E. 2nd St.
***Black History Month Celebration***
Hosted by RL Boyce Picnic
SAT. FEB. 1ST, 2020
Photos by John Shaw
Opening reception 5-7PM
Emily Jones Pointer Public Library
104 Main Street, Como MS.
Exhibit continues until FEB. 29, 2020
JAM w/ the BIG BLUES MANE
ONE NIGHT ONLY
SAT. FEB.1st, 2020
COMO Catfish Bar & Grill
204 Main Street COMO MS.
DOOR: $10 DONATION
In celebration of Black History Month the RL BOYCE Picnic & Blues Celebration is celebrating the African American residents of Como MS. with a photo exhibition by John Shaw, and live Blues Jam with Como’s BIG BLUES MANE Grammy Nominee and MAC Fellowship Grant Recipient RL BOYCE.
John Shaw, a Tennessee photographer has documented Folk Life in Mississippi for over twenty years. He is working towards his Master Thesis in Ethnomusicology at the University of Memphis. He is widely recognized by the Blues and Folk community from his wildly popular blog, The Delta Review.
Opening reception SAT. FEB.1st, 2020 5-7PM
The exhibit continues through the month, please check library for hours.
Following the opening reception shake ‘em on down at the Como Catfish Bar & Grill with Como’s biggest star
Hill Country Blues Legend RL BOYCE
Brought to you by RL BOYCE PICNIC & FANCY!
RL BOYCE, Aint The Man ALRIGHT!
Como Bluesman RL Boyce was first recorded in 1970. In Como played drums on his 15th birthday accompanied his Uncle, Othar Turner’s Fife and Drum band. In 2019 RL invites all to celebrate his 64th birthday. In Como at a traditional Mississippi Family Picnic.
SHOW OUT at the 3rd Annual RL BOYCE PICNIC and Blues Celebration
Labor Day Weekend
Sat. AUG. 31 & Sun. Sept. 1, 2019
IT’S GONE TO BE A DYNAMITE NITE.
YOU DONT DARE MISS THIS ONE.
SAT. AUG. 31, 2019
RL BOYCE, Ain’t the man, ALRIGHT!
Photos and Films 1998- 2018,
by Yancey Allison
104 MAIN STREET, COMO, MS.
Exhibit continues until Sept. 30, 2019
Photos and Films by Yancey Allison
Yancey Allison a Como photographer first met and photographed RL Boyce in the late 1990s. Decades of shared memories captured on film, Yancey has rarely shown her photos of RL. From raucous yard party performance to tender images of RL cradling his daughter. Yancey’s intimate eye gives an honest glimpse into the life of a 21c. Afro-American Mississippi Blues musician.
SAT. AUG 31, 2019
AIN’T THE MAN ALRIGHT JAM
RL Boyce Live Jam with Friends
more of Yancey’s photos on display
Como Catfish Bar & Grill
204 Main Street, COMO MS 38619
SUN. SEPT. 1, 2019
BOYCE FAMILY AND FRIENDS FIFE AND DRUM BAND ROLLS
BOYCE Family and Friends Fife and Drum Band MARCH from the Dunlap St. entrance inside Como Park to West Street entrance.
March with us.
COMO Community PARK 3:15pm-11:45pm
West Street, (Behind Windy City Grill) Como, Ms.
RL BOYCE birthday lineup BLASTS OFF!
Live music begins at 3:15 pm with Kent Burnside, Lil’ Joe Ayers, Andrea Staten, Jeffery Evans, Garry Burnside 78Band, Beverly Davis, Steve Tony, Kody Harrell, Australia Neal, Greg & Show Time, Dom Turner, Tracy Hullette, Eric Deaton Trio, Kenny Kimbrough, Boyce Family & Friends Fife & Drums, C-Mal- June2May Band, K.C. Conner, Pork Chop Willie, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and his Thunder Band PLUS RL BOYCE!
FREE! BYOB! COOLERS! FREE!
Great South Bay Music Group Inc.
GO APE! RECORDS
PINs Downhome Blues
Like to get involved?
Sponsorship, advertising, and benefactor opportunities available.
Reasonable rates, limited spots
Need more info. Contact https://rlboycepicnic.com/
3rd Annual Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival 2019
Hosted by Robert Kimbrough Sr.
MAY 17-19, 2019
HOLY SPRINGS, MS
🧡 FRI. 5/17
The Women Who Captured Junior Kimbrough photos by Yancey Allison and Lauri Lawson
Leontyne Price Library Gallery
Open Floor Jam w/ Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection
Country Breakfast w/ Robert K. Sr.
Cotton Patch Soul Blues Workshop
w/ Robert Sr., David Jr., and Kent Kimbrough, Lil’ Joe Ayers, and Duwayne Burnside ( limited to 25 )
$75 Kids under 16
Soul Food Cooking w/ Necy
Juke Joint Dance Lessons w/ Ms. Sherena Boyce
Jam with the Legends
Join the Originals on the floor in the juke plus special guests Memphis Gold, Jesse Cotton Stone, Lightnin’ Malcolm, One Hand Dan, Cameron Kimbrough, Janky and the Juke Joint Boys.
🧡 SUN 5/19
Country Breakfast w/ Robert K. Sr.
Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Guided Memorial Tour w/ Lil’ Joe Ayers
Sunday Night at Junior’s
w/ Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection, The Kimbrough Brothers, RL Boyce, Duwanye Burnside, Garry Burnside Band, Eric Deaton, Mark Mule Man Massey, Lucious Spiller, and Porkchop Willie
Plus #1 Juke Joint Dancer Ms. Sherena Boyce
At DOOR CASH ONLY
🧡🧡Advanced tickets DEALS🧡🧡
Kimbrough Cotton Patch VIP – $175
SuperBad SuperSaver – $65
Price is Right -$40
Sunday at Juniors -$20
Meet Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection in tha city, NEW YORK CITY!
Robert Kimbrough Sr. the youngest son of North Mississippi Blues Legend Junior Kimbrough brings their style of Blues to the big city NEW YORK CITY! Spring 2019
Catch a ride on the Cotton Patch Soul Blues train with the hypnotic sweet soulful sounds of Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection. Original music created by a LEGEND. Mississippi grown, blues is in his blood.
Come on thru, Robert wants 2CYOFACE INTHA PLACE
Thurs. 3/28 Jalopy Theater, BKLYN, NY
Fri. 3/29 Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park, NJ
w/ StringBean & The Boardwalk Social Club
9PM No Cover
Sat. 3/30 Hank’s Saloon, BKLYN, NY
w/ Apache Brown Band, Harlem Slim, and MONDOFANCY! video
8PM Adv.$10 Door $13
Sun. 3/31 NUBLU, NYC, NY
Fear & Loathing on Ave. C. w/ DJ Miguel Ortiz
Mon. 4/1 Three Card Monty w/ Joe Belock
Jeresy City, NJ
Noon to 3 PM
Thurs. 4/4 Terra Blues, NYC, NY
10 PM 3 sets
Recently restored archival footage by UNC Southern FolkLife Collection, courtesy of Jas Obrecht and footage from the private collection of Johnnie Smith, sixty- five minutes of unseen footage of Junior Kimbrough circa 89/1990.
From the home movie collection of local Holly Springs, MS resident Johnnie Smith. Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys play two songs at her father’s, John Smith’s horse farm located on Hwy 309 near Holly Springs. May 4, 1989 (8 mins. video) Joe Ayers smoking on bass, drums “Allabu Juju”.
Provided and filmed by acclaimed music writer Jas Obrecht, Junior Kimbrough seen playing inside the Chewalla Rib Shack, with Joe Ayers on bass and Calvin Jackson on drums. Excellent quality footage captures the atmosphere of a Mississippi juke joint unfiltered. After Junior performs he consents to an interview where he talks candidly about his style of music, Cotton Patch Blues. This part of the film served as the Q/A section of “Junior Kimbrough: Mississippi Juke Joint Blues,” Guitar Player “, Aug. ’95. Filmed Sept. 23, 1990, 58 mins.
With the permission of Jas Obrecht, UNC Southern FolkLife Collection
In conjunction with The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough
Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival
produced by/product of Robert Kimbrough Sr. Inc. + FANCY! Partners
Gallery space in the Leontyne Price Library at Rust College
Feb. 1st – Feb. 28, 2018
opening reception Thursday Feb.1, 2018 5 pm-7 pm
150 Rust Avenue Holly Springs, Ms 38635
Open to the public
In celebration of Black History month FANCY! and The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough along with Leontyne Price Library at Rust College present
Mississippi Women in Blues an exhibit focusing on the presence of Afro-American women in the Mississippi Blues world.
A presentation of photographs, films and archival material shines a light on these mysterious creatures. Many were popular artists in their day but have fallen into obscurity, and off the radar.
Afro -American Women are ubiquitous figures within the Mississippi Blues community. Black females appear as muse, singer, musician, audience member, dancer, manger, and club worker, but who remain largely uncredited and invisible.
Default players never raising to the ranks as band member. Only seen as willing and capable players, not Blues musicians.
The exhibition focuses on Holly Springs residents musicians Ellen Jefferies and Mary Coleman. Also Como area ladies Jessie Mae Hemphill and Sharde Thomas who have gained international recognition for the their music.
Photos, films, and other archival material on view was provided by private collections, and learning institutions. All funding for the exhibition was granted through private donation, or in kind funds, and with the generous support from
Rust College Leontyne Price Library, UNC Wilson Library Folklife Collection.
Articles on view provided by
Rust College, Leontyne Price Library
Special Collection Dr. William A. Mc Millan
University of Memphis
Special Collections, Memphis Musical Heritage
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis, Tenn.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC
University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Wilson Library, Special Collections, Southern Folklife Collection
Center For Southern Folklore, Memphis, Tenn.
University of Mississippi, Blues Archive, Oxford, Ms
Private collections of Carla Robinson, Mrs. Judy Jacoby, John Shaw and Adam Lore
Photographs by folklorist Cheryl Thurber, William Ferris
Master photographers Bill Steber, Yancey Allison
Films by William Ferris, Judy Peiser, David Evans
Research by Wanda Pegues
Curated by Amy Verdon and Daniel Wood
Sponsored by FANCY! and The Son and Friends of Junior Kimbrough
LADIES NIGHT AT THE HUT
FRIDAY FEB. 2, 2018
w/ Robert Kimbrough Sr. BluesConnection
Local Bluesman Robert Kimbrough Sr. will open up The Hut in Holly Springs for a night of live blues music featuring the ladies.
Robert and the BluesConnection will host a traditional juke joint style night much like Robert’s father. Local legend and Holly Springs resident Cotton-Patch Blues musician Junior Kimbrough who performed in and operated juke joints in the area for decades. Local ladies slated to perform are #1 Juke joint dancer Sherena Boyce daughter of Como musician RL Boyce, from Jackson Ms. Iretta Sanders, and loved local DJ from The Change Lady Jammer. The floor is open to others to join the jam. Also screening rare and unreleased live performance footage of Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys filmed at the Chewalla Rib Shack and an interview with Junior, plus footage from this past May 2017 Kimbrough Cotton-Patch Blues Festival.
$10 at the door, Ladies two for one.
475 West Valley Ave.
Holly Springs, Ms.
Como, Mississippi Blues Legend and GO APE! Recording artist RL BOYCE hits NYC for two FREE shows!
Don’t miss RL along with Holly Spring’s Soul Blues Boy, Mr. Joe Ayers for two nights of Mississippi Blues at JOHN BROWN’S SMOKEHOUSE in LIC, Queens.
Shows are FREE. Family fun. Friday and Saturday Night 7pm