Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 ''That's Skippy.''    -- Jack Owens
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    Welcome to bentoniablues.com

    It’s the Real Deal! (...and a real time warp.)

    Blue Front Café, porch shot during 2008 Bentonia Blues Festival(TM)

    photo by Mark Blasingame

    Bentonia, Mississippi: where the Bentonia School of Delta Blues originiated and location of the world famous Blue Front Café

    Bentonia is Blues uniqueness and prolificity. Henry Stuckey, Skip James, Jack Owens, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Benjamin “Bud” Spires, Jacob Stuckey, Cornelius Bright, etc., honed (the extant continue…) their craft in & around the Blue Front Café.

    Current Blues artists continue the trend. For example, the Original Harlem Slim, Tito Deler, on his way to Bentonia:

    The Original Harlem Slim, Tito Deler, on his way to Bentonia. Tito Deler will be back for the 45th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival June 12 - 16, 2017, at the Blue Front Café and June 17, 2017, for a full day of music at Jimmy ''Duck'' Holmes' farm!

    Tito Deler will be back for the 45th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival June 12 - 16, 2017, at the Blue Front Café and June 17, 2017, for a full day of music at Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ farm!




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    Revised: Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 08:59:14 AM