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items tagged with Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Self-Taught and Sassy -- Fiona Boyes: Friday, July 3, 5:30 p.m., Tent Stage
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Music

Category: Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

2009-06-17 17:29:08

Fiona BoyesBlues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Fiona Boyes hasn't always been a blues musician. In our recent interview, Boyes laughed as she remembered her early musical experiences with a different instrument: the clarinet. "It was kind of ... a nerdy instrument," she said. "Maybe if I'd been given a bit of New Orleans jazz or something, I would've stuck with that instrument."


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Treating Herself Right -- Robin Rogers: Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m., Bandshell Stage
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Music

Category: Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

2009-06-17 17:25:48

Robin RogersBlues singer/songwriter Robin Rogers has been performing professionally for the better part of 30 years and remembers where it was that she first felt the excitement of a live audience: on her elementary-school stage, in the early 1960s, performing an a cappella rendition of "What Child Is This?" for the students' Christmas pageant.

"It really had an effect on me when I heard everyone applaud," says Rogers, with a laugh, during a recent phone interview. "I thought, 'This is kinda cool.'"


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She Is Experienced: Joanne Shaw Taylor, June 18 at Creekside Bar & Grill
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2009-06-16 14:19:52

Joanne Shaw TaylorThe striking thing initially about Joanne Shaw Taylor's debut record, White Sugar, is a voice that has the soul and wisdom that only experience can provide. Decades of experience.

With an introduction like that, it's not surprising that she's only 23, but even though she lacks the requisite years, she has a startling maturity. Despite the quadruple-novelty appeal of being a (1) young, (2) British, (3) white, and (4) female blues guitarist and singer, Taylor has taken her time getting to this point.
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