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Blues from Bentonia, Mississippi (Hour 1)

Blues from Bentonia, Mississippi (Hour 1)

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Join us as we aim the spotlight on the Bentonia, Mississippi blues tradition, and the handful of practitioners — such as Skip James, Jack Owens, and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes — who have kept the style alive over the decades. Known for its complex melodies and haunting, otherworldly lyrics, Bentonia blues has long been loved by scholars and fanatics alike. It's blues from Bentonia, on this episode of Blues Unlimited.

Pictured (from left to right): Jacob Stuckey, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and Tommy Lee West,