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The city that is more synonymous with the blues than any other presents its 14th annual festival in celebration of the genre. Among those on the bill is the great Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear and Theodis Ealey. Make sure you don't miss the celebration which everyone's talking about.
Sir Charles Jones is a master of the traditional Southern style of R&B, he's a songwriter, producer, self-proclaimed 'undisputed king of southern soul', multi-instrumentalist, and a vocalist! A familiar face on the charts, Jones' sophomore album, 'Love Machine', reached #9 on the Independent Albums chart. Three years later, in 2003, his third album 'A Southern Soul Party' peaked at #11 on the Blues Chart. Five years after that, his fifth album 'My Story' returned Jones back to the Blues Chart at #19.
Theodis Ealey, known as 'The Bluesman Lover' due to his brassy tunes, is hailed as a blues singer and won the Male Vocalist Top Star Award in 1994. Like Shirley Brown, Ealey has also seen the view from the top of the charts with hit hit single 'Stand Up in It.
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