Columbus, MS – In a region recognized for an amazing musical heritage, this year’s Blues for Willie Festival celebrates with “three days of hot music in honor of blues legend Willie King.”
Events kick off with a Writer’s Talk by Scott Barretta at 7 pm tonight. Barretta is the host of Highway 61 Radio, a blues historian, and an adjunct instructor of sociology and anthropology.
On Friday evening, March 3, at 7:30 pm Eden Brent performs. Ms. Brent is a masterful songwriter, powerhouse vocalist, and a knockout boogie piano player. The Mississippi native and multi-award winner is “Bessie Smith meets Diana Krall meets Janis Joplin”.
Also on Saturday evening, March 4, at 8:30 pm Stormy Monday performs a show, “Have Blues Will Travel!” These Mississippi blues boys know how to rock the blues, from well-crafted original tunes to music from legendary blues artists. The band and their ripped blues close out our weekend party in honor and memory of our beloved friend Willie King.