Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

February 16, 2011
7:30 pm
Memorial Hall

Welcome to the blues. With David “Honeyboy” Edwards on board, Blues at the Crossroads connects straight back to the Robert Johnson legend – Edwards was playing with him the night he died. The evening picks up the thread of Johnson’s Mississippi legacy at the junction of US Highways 61 & 49 – the very crossroads where, as folklore would have it, Robert Johnson’s burning desire pushed him to make his deal with the devil, giving up his soul to write the most haunting blues the world had ever heard. Featuring Big Head Todd & The Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, and Cedric Burnside & Lightin’ Malcolm.

“We all owed our existence [to Robert Johnson] in some way.”
- Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

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Hear the concert February 16 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall.