Springing the Blues

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Country and Region United StatesFlorida
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Jacksonville Beach, Florida USA
Festival Contact Information

Springing the Blues
P. O. Box 51348
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 USA
Phone: (01) 904-285-8392
Email: madsey@windstream.net

Festival Description

Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America’s indigenous musical form and promote support of the arts. The three-day oceanfront event features a number of renowned blues performers as well as numerous displays and activities geared for the entire family. It is held at Jacksonville Beach, Florida’s Oceanfront Sea Walk Pavilion on the 1st weekend of April each year.

Past performers at Springing The Blues have included Larry McCray, Phillip Walker, Tinsely Ellis, Saffire “The Uppity Blues Women,” Maurice John Vaughn, Earl King, Mitch Woods And His Rocket 88’s, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, Tab Benoit, Little Jimmy King, Henry Gray and the Cats, Grammy Award winner Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Ruby Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, R. L. Burnside, Smoky Wilson, Coco Montoya, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and B’nois King.

Festival Dates April 4 - 6, 2014
Festival Links http://www.springingtheblues.com

Festival Events:

Artist feature 2013:
  • EG Kight (USA)
    Performance — Friday, April 7, 2013
    • EG Kight’s music features “country-flavored southern-fried blues.” “Lip Service [the album] might revive the American blues scene with every bit the staying power of Bonnie Raitt’s Nick Of Time. EG Kight is the type of artist to believe in when music with soul seems impossible to find.” —Cashbox Magazine
      “It’s been Kight’s ability to inject Southern belle charm into an otherwise raging blues banter that is her unique strength…” —Blues Revue
      “Her gospel, country, and blues roots coalesce in a heartfelt delivery where simple lyrics come across as profoundly etched in stone homilies delivered in warm milk.” —BluesWax
      “Like a tall, cool gin and tonic on a hot afternoon… country and blues mixed just right… equally good for rocking in your car, your living room or the roadhouse.” —Boston Blues Society
    • For more information visit
      http://www.egkight.com/
      http://www.facebook.com/egkight
      http://www.youtube.com/egkight

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