Bentonia Blues in Smithsonian Magazine

Thanks to Jim Beaugez for the shoutout in his fine new article on Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and the legacy of the Bentonia Blues. Read it here in the Smithsonian Magazine.

"Holmes has lately taken on the role of educator, lecturing about Bentonia blues to schools and civic groups in Mississippi and elsewhere, and teaching musicians. The festival that he continues to produce in Bentonia each June has become a weeklong showcase featuring touring blues artists, including artists Holmes has taught: Robert Connely Farr, a Mississippi native who has absorbed the Bentonia style into his heavy, thunderous groove; Ryan Lee Crosby, who brings influences from Africa and India to the Bentonia sound; and Mike Munson, a Minnesota native who 'plays like Jack [Owens],' Holmes has said."

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