Fri 4th - Sun 6th Oct
The Blues was born in the Mississippi Delta out of the poverty of black enslaved Americans, and grew into the inspiring, influential music that today is heard across the world.
The links between the cotton fields of Mississippi and Birmingham are not immediately obvious, but they are there.
The British Blues Boom of the 1960s gave birth to many fine blues bands, one of which developed into possibly the most influential of all rock bands, Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, who single-handedly created heavy metal.
Leaving Mississippi Birmingham Bound traces the history of the blues from the cotton fields of Mississippi through Memphis, New Orleans and Chicago to rock and heavy metal, presented over three nights. The event is presented by Big Bear Records, who discovered Black Sabbath, took them to two hit albums and a hit single, and toured and recorded many American Bluesmen.
MISSISSIPPI SEEDS featuring Chickenbone John & Harmonica Dave, Bob Wilson with Honeyboy Hickling and The Whiskey Brothers
BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY introduces Tipitina, The Shufflepack and Wang Dang Doodle
THE BRITS ARE COMING featuring Dirk Digglers Blues Revue, The Nitecrawlers and Sabbra Cadabra