Bessie Smith Strut

At the 2015 Bessie Smith Strut, Deacon Bluz and the Holy Smoke Band's performance was cut short by a thunderstorm.  Before the rain and lightning came, Bluz gave tribute to B.B. King, who passed away recently at the age of 89.  See a clip of the performance in the video below.

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.