A short feature/performance. Lionel Young played "St. Louis Blues" during an unplugged set at the Lindsay Street Hall the afternoon before the Bessie Smith Strut. Click here to listen.
Hadden Sayers performed at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut. In this clip, he plays his song "Hippie Getaway," and then talks about his music and what Bessie Smith means to him. Click here to listen.
At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, bluesman Joe Louis Walker dedicated a mostly-instrumental number to the women in the crowd. Click here to listen.
At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, Lionel Young and his band performed--but instead of the usual electric guitar, Young played an electric violin.