Monday, February 24, 2020

Finding Accommodation for the Juke Joint Festival and Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival

We've heard that there are still rooms available at the Isle of Capri casino in Lula, Mississippi. That's not too far from Clarksdale! 






Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival - Schedule of Workshops - Posted Today

The following has been posted on the Workshop Schedule page on this blog:

Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival
Schedule of Workshops
April 16-18, 2020
The Holy Moly
218 Third Street
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614




Thursday, April 16, 2020

 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Under The Influence of the Blues - Robert Force & Staff (Theatre)

10:45 am - noon - Beginning Blues Dulcimer - Bing Futch (Theatre)
10:45 am - noon - 7th Chords and Inversions - Gary Gallier (Dining Room)

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm - The Blue 1/2 Fret - Sam Edelston (Theatre)

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Leaving This Morning - Sofie Reed (Theatre)


Friday, April 17, 2020

 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Singing and Playing - Sofie Reed (Theatre)

10:45 am - noon - Mississippi Delta Blues - Bing Futch (Theatre)

 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm - St. Louis Blues - Gary Gallier (Theatre)

 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - John Lee Hooker - Sam Edelston (Theatre)


Saturday, April 18, 2020

 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Led Zeppelin: Blues With A Stack Of Marshalls - Sam Edelston (Theatre)
 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Write Your Own Blues - Sofie Reed (Dining Room)

10:45 am - noon - Texas Blues - Bing Futch (Theatre)

 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Shortnin' Bread Boogie - Gary Gallier (Theatre)

 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Blues Reflections - Robert Force & Staff (Theatre)

Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival, The Holy Moly, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival -- 2020 Schedule of Workshops

A new "Workshop Schedule" page has been added to this blog. The schedule of workshops will be posted soon.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

The 2020 Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival


Registration for the 2020 Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival is NOW OPEN!  Join Bing Futch, Adrian Kosky and Carla Maxwell, Sofie Reed, Sam Edelston, Gary Gallier and Robert Force for a unique festival experience, April 16th, 17th, 18th, 2020, in Clarksdale, Mississippi - birthplace of the blues!



Enjoy and learn with blues mountain dulcimer workshops at The Holy Moly, a historic location in the heart of downtown Clarksdale. From North Mississippi hill country style to Texas swing and traditional Delta blues, your instructors will present classes for all skill levels and interests with a focus on the early roots of the blues. This three day event coincides with the Juke Joint Festival and will give registrants the incredible opportunity to taste the many cuisines of the region, explore history up-close and hear some of the most powerful music ever performed anywhere!

If you're a mountain dulcimer player who's a fan of the blues, or are looking for an immersive experience that will increase your playing skills and inspire your creativity while tantalizing your taste buds and sparking your imagination, this is one soul-fired event that you won't want to miss!  

There are four basic registration packages:

• Registration - $199

Basic registration is access to all of the workshops and instructor concerts at The Holy Moly. Light snacks, coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day.

• Registration + Juke Joint Festival Wristband - $219

All of the above, PLUS a wristband that allows you into any of the participating juke joints throughout the Juke Joint Festival on Saturday evening.  Events during the day are free.

• Registration + Meal Plan - $274

This package includes workshops, concerts and also Thursday lunch and dinner as well as Friday lunch.  Light snacks, coffee, tea and water will also be available.  There is an amazing selection of regional foods that will be available within walking distance of The Holy Moly.

• Registration + Meal + Plan + Juke Joint Festival Wristband - $294

The whole hog!  Full registration along with Thursday lunch and dinner as well as Friday lunch.  Light snacks, coffee, tea and water are included and you also have the Juke Joint Festival wristband for Saturday night.



Choose Your Experience!




An Invitation

We invite you to join us during an exciting revival in the heart of blues country!  Whether you're an adventurous beginning musician, a seasoned player looking to expand, a cultural history buff or a regional foodie, there's no other place in the country where you can get barefoot in the dirt, so to speak, and get down to the roots of the blues.  We look forward to sharing this unique and joyous celebration with you and hope you'll consider joining us April 16th, 17th, 18th, 2020, in Clarksdale, Mississippi for the 1st EVER Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival!



Monday, October 21, 2019

Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival: Staff

Bing Futch


Bing Futch has been playing mountain dulcimer since 1986 and has made a name for himself as a dynamic performer of the instrument as well as a compassionate and enthusiastic educator. He's one of only two mountain dulcimer performers (the other being David Kimbrough Jr. - son of legendary bluesman Junior Kimbrough) to participate in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.  

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Just Added!: Gary Gallier and Robert Force

Gary Gallier
Robert Force


Gary Gallier

The Gallier BrothersLes and Gary, compose 90% of the music they play. Blended together, you can hear the influences.a hint of New Grass and Dawg for a progressive edge, flavored with Classical and Celtic in smooth precision. Add a taste of Mountain styles and a true signature sound is created.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Just Added: Sofie Reed and Sam Edelston!

The Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival line-up just got hotter with the addition of two stellar talents!


Sofie Reed
Sam Edelston
 Sofie Reed

Sofie Reed is a self-taught, independent, international touring grassroots artist whose unique, soulful style is loved and appreciated all over the world. Through a rich creative journey spanning three decades, Sofie has evolved as a vocalist, composer and one-of-a-kind musical visionary.