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Tuesday, 29 June 2004 18:00
A major milestone is a good occasion to step back and see what’s been accomplished. Now in its 20th year, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival has hosted more than 400 performers on its stages. Here’s the complete list, not including this year’s lineup.

A.C. Reed: 1989

Aaron Moore: 1997

Albert Collins: 1993

Algia Mae Hinton: 2001

Alley Gaiters: 1986

Alvin “Little Pink” Anderson: 2002

Alvin Youngblood Hart: 1998, 2002

Andy Bush: 1993

Ann Peebles: 1992

Ann Rabson: 1999

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets Featuring Sam Meyers: 1988, 1995

Anthony Gomes: 2001

Archie Edwards: 1993

Armstrong, Bogan, & Armstrong: 1989

Aron Burton & Jack Johnson: 1995

Audrey & The Blue Kats: 1991

B.F. Burt/Instigators: 1996

Bar-B-Que Bob Trio/Washboard Chaz: 1989, 1993

Barrelhouse Chuck: 1989

Beau Jacques: 1997

Beausoleil: 1989

Bernard Allison: 1999

Beverly Watkins: 2000

Big Al & The Heaveweights: 2000

Big Al Dupre/Teddy Morgan Band: 1996

Big Bad Smitty: 1994

Big Bill Morganfield: 2001

Big Daddy Kinsey & The Kinsey Report: 1996

Big Jack Johnson & The Oilers: 2003

Big Shoulders: 1992

Big Time Sarah: 1994

Bill Doggett: 1992

Bill Donoghue: 1999

Billy Boy Arnold & Bob Margolin: 1994

Billy Branch: 2001

Blind Boys of Alabama: 1991, 1999

Blind Mississippi Morris: 2003

Blue Band: 1989, 1994, 1997

Blue Collar Band: 1987

Blue Max: 1989

Blues Bureau: 2003

Blues Fest 15th Anniversary All-Stars: 1999

Blues Hounds: 1993

Blues Instigators: 1993

Bo Ramsey/Sliders: 1986, 1995

Bob Margolin & The Nighthawks: 1987

Bobby Blue Bland: 2000

Bobby King & Terry Evans: 1991

Bobby Parker: 1993

Bobby Radcliff: 1990

Bobby Rush: 1991, 2003

Bobby’s Blue Band: 1985

Booba Barnes: 1991

Boozoo Chavis: 1992, 2000

Brad Webb: 2003

Bubba Gibson’s Blues Angels: 2003

Buckwheat Zydeco: 1990

Buddy Guy: 1990, 2001

C.J. Chenier/Red Hot Louisiana Band: 1989, 1997

Campbell Brothers: 2001

Carey Bell: 2001, 2003

Carl Rutherford: 2000

Carl Weathersby: 1998

Carol Fran/Clarence Hollimon: 1995

Cash McCall & The Chicago R & B Kings: 1993

Catfish Keith: 1986, 1988, 1996, 2002

CeDell Davis: 1994

Cephas & Wiggins: 1991, 2003

Charles Brown: 1987, 1994

Charlie Morgan/Graveyard Blues Band: 1997

Charlie Musselwhite: 1992, 2001

Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings: 2000

Chico Banks: 1998

Chisel Brothers: 1993

Chopper Kane: 1992

Chris Cain: 1988

Chris Smither: 1991

Chubby Carrier: 1991

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: 1991

Clarence Spady: 1997

Cobalt Blue: 1994

Coco Montoya: 1996, 2003

Coleman Harris: 1992

Cool Papa, Hawkeye, & Mary Brunley: 1989

Cootie Stark: 2000

Cora Mae Bryant: 2002

Corey Harris: 1997, 2001

Craig Erickson: 1997

D.C. & Selby Minner: 2003

D.C. Bellamy: 2003

Dalton Reed: 1993

Darrell Nulisch & The Texas Heat: 1992

Dave Chastain: 1995

Dave Hole: 1995

Dave Keyes Band: 2000

Dave Moore: 1994, 2000, 2003

Dave Thompson Band: 1996

Dave Van Ronk: 1992

David Bernston: 2003

Deanna Bogart: 2000

Debbie Davies: 1996, 2003

Deborah Coleman/The Thrillseekers: 2000, 2003

Delbert McClinton: 1991

Denise LaSalle: 1997

Dennis McMurrin: 1989

Don Shipps & The Titanic Blues Band: 2001

Dorothy Moore: 1995

Douglas Project: 1986

Dr. John: 1993

Drink Small: 1990

Duke Robillard: 1994, 1996

Dust Bowl Blues Band: 1989

E.C. Scott/Smoke: 1995, 2000, 2003

Earl King, Grady Gaines, & James “Thunderbird” Davis: 1990

Eddie Burks: 1995

Eddie Burns: 1992

Eddie Cotton: 2002

Eddie King: 1997

Eddie Shaw/The Wolfgang: 1987, 1994

Eddie Snow: 1998

Eddy Clearwater: 1998

Eiffel Tower & Jason Stuart: 1987

Elixir/Claudie Smith: 2001, 2002

Ellis Kell Band: 1990, 1994

Elvin Bishop: 1999

Eric Noden: 2003

Ernie Peniston: 1987, 1988, 1990

Etta Baker: 1992

Everlovin’ Blues Band: 1992

Excello Legends: 1997

Fabulous Thunderbirds: 2002

Fat Package: 1998

Fat Tuesday & The Greasefire Horns: 2000

Feelers: 1986

Fenton Robinson: 1987

Fernando Jones: 2003

Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers: 1991, 1993

Francis Clay: 1999

Frank Frost & The Jellyroll Kings: 1988

Franz Jackson: 1997

Fred Anderson: 2003

Fritz Richmond: 2000

Fruteland Jackson: 2002

Gary Gibson Group: 1997

Gary Primich: 1993

Gene & Nancy Morgan: 1993

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie/Eunice Playboys: 1993, 1998

George “Wild Child” Butler: 2002

Guitar Gabriel: 1994

Guitar Shorty: 1995

Guy Davis: 1997

Hal Reed & Bad Luck: 2003

Hamid Drake: 2003

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: 1992

Harmonica Fats/Bernie Pearl: 1995

Harmonica Slim: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1998

Harry Hypolite: 2002

Hawkeye Herman: 1987, 1988, 1992, 1997

H-Bomb Ferguson: 1994

Headhunters: 1986

Henry Butler: 1994, 2001

Henry Gray & The Cats: 1988, 2000

Henry Qualls: 1995

Henry Townsend: 1990, 2003

Holmes Brothers: 1990, 2001

Homesick James: 1987

Honeyboy Edwards: 1988, 1992, 2001

Honny B. Moore & Bonnie Lee: 1989

Houston Person & Etta Jones: 1994

Howard Armstrong: 1999

Howard Armstrong & Nat Reese: 1993

Hubert Sumlin: 1988, 1994

Hunters Jam: 1988

Irma Thomas: 1992

J.C. Anderson Band: 1996

Jack Owens & Bud Spires: 1991

Jack Spunk Combo: 2003

James Armstrong: 2002

James Cotton: 1994, 1999

James Harman: 1993

James Peterson: 1996

Jan James: 2003

Janiva Magness: 2003

Jason Stuart: 1985, 1986

Jay McShann: 1993, 1998

Jay Owens: 1995

Jazz Express: 1994

Jerry “Boogie” McCain: 1994, 2001

Jerry Portnoy: 1998

Jerry Ricks: 1994, 1999

Jesse Thomas: 1992

Jessie Mae Hemphill: 1992

Jim Schwall: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992

Jimmie Vaughn: 1999

Jimmy D. Lane: 2003

Jimmy Dawkins: 1992

Jimmy Johnson: 1989, 1995

Jimmy Ley: 1993

Jimmy McGriff & Hank Crawford: 1995

Jimmy Rogers: 1988, 1995

Jimmy Thackery: 1993

Jimmy Walker: 1987

Joanna Connor: 1992

Joce’lyn B: 1999

Jody Williams: 2003

Joe Houston: 1992

Joe Louis Walker/The Bosstalkers: 1989, 2001

Joe Price: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 2001

John Brim: 1997

John Dee Holeman: 2001

John Hammond: 1986, 1996

John Jackson: 1990, 1994, 1998

John Lee Hooker: 1986

John Mayall: 2003

John Primer/The Real Deal: 1997, 2001

John Resch & The Detroit Blues: 2002

John Sebastian & The J-Band: 2000

John Watkins: 1990

John Weston: 1994

Johnnie Bassett & The Blues Insurgents: 1999

Johnnie John/Oliver Sain: 1994

Johnnie Johnson: 1989

Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones: 1998

Johnny & The Bad News: 2000

Johnny Copeland: 1987, 1990

Johnny Heartsman: 1990

Johnny Littlejohn: 1987

Johnny Nicholas: 1997

Johnny Nocturne Band: 1996, 2000

Johnny Rawls: 2000

Johnny Shines: 1989

Junior Boy Jones: 2003

Junior Kimbrough: 1993

Junior Wells: 1992

Keb’ Mo’: 1996

Kelley Hunt: 1996

Kelly Joe Phelps: 1997

Ken Saydak Band: 2001

Kenny Neal: 1992, 2001

King Lloyd: 2000

Kinsey Report: 1991

Koerner, Ray, & Glover: 1998

Koko Taylor: 1988, 2001

Kraig Kenning & Steve Arvey: 2000

La Blues: 1988

Lady Bianca: 2002

Larry Davis: 1993

Larry Johnson: 1998

Larry McCray: 1992

Last Chance Jug Band: 1999

Lavelle White: 1996

Lazy Lester/The Shadows: 1994, 2003

Leroy Jodie Peterson: 1990

Li’l Brian Terry & The Zydeco Travelers: 1996

Lil Ed, Dave Weld/Imperial Flames: 1997

Little Bit a Blues: 1995

Little Charlie & The Nightcats: 1987, 2002

Little Hatch & the Houserockers: 1995

Little Jimmy Reed: 2003

Little Milton: 1995, 2002

Little Whitt & Big Bo: 1997

Liz Mandville: 1989

Long John Hunter: 2002

Lonnie Brooks: 1988, 1999, 2002

Lonnie Mack: 1988, 1994

Lonnie Pitchford: 1994

Lonnie Shields: 1994

Lou Donaldson: 2000

Louis McTizic: 1993, 1995

Louisiana Red: 1998

Lovie Lee: 1989, 1994

Lucky Peterson: 1993

Lustre King Quartet: 1989

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson: 1991

Luther Allison: 1995

Magic Dick, Jay Geils/Bluestime: 1997

Magic Mike & The Blue Side: 2003

Magic Slim & the Teardrops: 1997, 2002

Malachi Thompson & The Africa Brass: 2001

Marcia Ball: 1990

Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, & Tracy Nelson: 1998

Maria Muldaur: 1998

Mark Arnould: 1999

Mark Dvorak: 2000

Mark Hummel: 1991

Mark May & the Agitators: 1999

Mary Flower & Randy Handley: 1990

Matt “Guitar” Murphy: 2000

Maurice John Vaughan, Shirley Johnson: 1997

Mel Brown & The Silent Partners: 1989

Mem Shannon: 1996

Memphis Slim: 1986

Michael Burks: 1998

Mighty Joe Young: 1988

Mighty Sam McClain: 2002

Mike “Lightnin’” Wells: 2001

Mike Griffin: 1994

Mike Morgan & The Crawl: 1997

Mike Wallace: 1992

Mitch Woods: 1993

Mojo Risin’: 1999

Molly Nova & The Hawk: 2003

Mose Allison: 1991

Moses Rascoe: 1988

Mudcats: 1985, 1986, 1987

Nappy Brown: 1993

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas: 1994, 1999

Odetta: 2001

Oliver Sain: 1991

Omar Sharriff: 1996

Ophelia Swing & Washboard Chaz: 1987

Otis Clay: 1989, 1992, 1999

Otis Rush: 1991, 1996

Pat Donohue: 1994

Pat Ryan: 1987

Patrick Hazell: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993

Paul deLay: 1999

Paul Geremia: 1988, 1994, 2002

Paul Oscher: 2002

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: 1995, 2000

Paula Hitchcock: 1985

Pena Brothers: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995

Persuasions: 1995

Pete Turner: 1991

Phillip Walker: 1991

Pinetop Perkins & The Nighthawks: 1994

Pinetop Perkins with Bob Margolin: 1999

Porcupines: 1986

Preston Love: 1999

R.L. Burnside: 1991, 1995, 1998

Radislov Lorkovic: 1985

Ray Bailey: 1995

Raymond Myles: 1998

Red Devils: 1993

Rhett Tyler & Early Warning: 1999

Rhythm Rockers: 1986

Rich & Maureen Del Grosso: 1988

Rita Chiarelli: 2002

River Prairie Blues Review: 1994

Robert “One-Man” Johnson: 1990

Robert Jones: 1996

Robert Lockwood: 1990, 1996

Robert Ward: 1992

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers: 1992, 1999

Ron Thompson & The Resistors: 1986, 1987

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: 1990

Roomful of Blues: 1988, 2000

Rory Block: 1988

Rosalind Wilcox: 1995

Rosie Ledet: 2001, 2003

Roy Book Binder: 1991, 2001

Roy Gaines: 2000

Roy Hytower: 2001

Roy Rogers: 1987

Runaways: 1990

Saffire, the Uppity Blueswomen: 1990, 1995, 2001

Sally Weisenberg: 1997

Sam Franklin with Jazz Express: 1998

Sarge: 1985

Satan & Adam: 1994

Savoy Brown: 1993

Schoal Creek Blues Band: 1986

Scot Johnson T. J. Wheeler: 1992

Scott Ainsle: 2001

Shane Johnson’s Blue Train: 1998, 1999

Shellie Moore Guy: 2003

Shemekia Copeland: 1999, 2003

Sherman Robertson: 2001

Shirley Lewis: 1993

Sista Monica: 1998

Smokey Smothers: 1989

Smokey Wilson: 1996

Smokin’ Joe Kubek with B’Nois King: 1998

Snooky Pryor: 1987, 2000

Son Seals: 1987, 1998

Son Thomas & Walter Liniger: 1989

Sonny Rhodes: 1995, 2003

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker: 1990

Spencer Bohren: 1989, 1999

Spider John Koerner: 1994

Spoonbills: 1985

Steve Day: 1985

Steve Guyger: 2002

Steve James: 1993

Steve Price: 1999

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys: 1999

Steve Snider & Kenny Long: 1992, 1995

Studebaker John & the Hawks: 1986

Sue Foley: 1993

Sugar Blue: 1997

Sun Ra Arkestra: 1999

Sunnyland Slim: 1992

Susan Tedeschi: 1998

Syl Johnson with Sarah Brown: 1996

Tab Benoit: 2002

Tail Gators: 1989

Taj Mahal: 1990, 1996

Terrance Simien: 1988, 1995, 2002

Tino Gonzales: 1990

Tinsley Ellis: 1989

T-Model Ford: 1998

Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan: 1999

Tom Principato: 1990

Tommy Castro Band: 2000

Tracy Moore: 1997

Tracy Nelson: 1997

Troy Turner: 1991

Trudy Lynn: 1997

Tu Tu Jones: 2003

Two Point Five: 1996

Tyrone Davis: 1998

U.P. Wilson: 1998

Unidynes: 1993

Uptown Rhythm Kings: 1990

Vicki Ewing: 1985, 1987

Victory Travelers: 1994

Von Freeman: 1996

W.C. Clark: 1997

W.D. Gospel Singers: 1996

Walter Liniger: 1991

Walter Trout: 1999, 2002

Walter Wolfman Washington: 1992

Westbrook Singers: 2000

Whatever Blues Band: 2002

Wild Child Butler: 1991

William Clarke: 1989

Willie Kent & Bonnie Lee: 1994

Willie Pickens: 2002

Yank Rachell: 1993

Zora Young: 1991

Zuzu Bollin: 1990
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