Blues at the Crossroads

with Big Head Todd & The Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Cedric Burnside, & Lightnin MalcolmBlues


Sun, Jan 30 Sun, Jan 30
6:00pm 9:00pm

Concerts is a show commemorating the 100th birthday of blues legend Robert Johnson that features Big Head Todd & The Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcom.

Performances include solo and musical collaborations between the artists.

Of the musicians honoring Johnson, David “Honeyboy” Edwards has a direct link back to the blues master, having witnessed Johnson’s last public performance.

Legend has it that Johnson, whose best known songs include “Sweet Home Chicago,” was a middling guitarist until he reportedly met up with Satan himself at a crossroads, with Ol’ Scratch bestowing upon the young musician the ability to play blues guitar like no one had ever played it before.

“One of the most famous Delta blues musicians, Johnson has influenced a broad range of musicians for generations with his songs, vocal phrasing and guitar style – in particular his landmark recordings from 1936-1937 that display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent. Eric Clapton has called Johnson ‘the most important blues singer that ever lived’ and described Johnson’s emotive vocal delivery as ‘the most powerful cry that I think you can find in the human voice.’” –

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