Experience some outstanding slide guitar blues with Mike Munson, of Winona, MN. His blues influences include Fred McDowell, Jack Owens, and Jesse Mae Hemphill – who all hailed from areas of rural Mississippi. (His upcoming album, “Rose Hill,” was recorded in Bentonia, MS, at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi, owned by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.) From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling stompers, his music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance, lyrically compelling, full of unique turns and twists, yet never losing sight of his art form and the music’s roots.
This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.