Bessie Smith Strut

9:37pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young Unplugged

Lionel Young performs at the Lindsay Street Hall

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.

 

9:25pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Hadden Sayers: Performance & Interview at the Bessie Smith Strut

Hadden Sayers at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut

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.

9:20pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Joe Louis Walker Plays One For The Ladies

Joe Louis Walker performs at the Bessie Smith Strut

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.

 

3:18pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young's Unusual Blues

At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, Lionel Young and his band performed--but instead of the usual electric guitar, Young played an electric violin.