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Robert Lockwood Jr. 99th Birthday Celebration Free Blues Show

  • Mar 30, 2014 · 8:00 PM
  • Beachland Ballroom

Robert Lockwood Jr. was a blues guitarist celebrated for his progressive, jazz-like style, his longevity, and his role in many major events in the development of the blues. He was supposedly the only person who learned guitar directly from the legendary Robert Johnson. He was best known as an accompanist to more flamboyant stars, especially Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989, received the National Heritage Fellowship Award (presented by Hillary Clinton) in 1995, and was inducted into the Delta Blues Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1998. In 2002, he received an honorary doctorate of music degree from Ohio’s Cleveland State University. He had a street named for him in Cleveland—Robert Lockwood Jr. Way.  He's been gone since 2006, but the Cleveland Blues Artists who played with him when he lived here from[masked] still get together and do a free night of Blues Jamming to celebrate his Birthday.

Robert Lockwood Jr.

99th Birthday Celebration

The Robert Lockwood Jr. All-Stars
The Schwartz Brothers
Travis "Moonchild" Haddix
Wallace Coleman
Crazy Marvin Braxton
Vernon Jones
Pete Cavano
Robert Kidney
Bob Frank
Mike Balas

The Robert Lockwood Jr. All-Stars will be the evening's house band. The band features: Robert "Red Top" Young, D.C. Carnes, Richard Smith, Jimmy "Gator" Hoare, Gus Hawkins, Benny Mostella, & Rob Williams

Fair warning some of the early performances of the night can be pretty uneven.  But by the time the Schwartz Brothers, Wallace Coleman and the Lockwood Allstars get crankings its some good blues tunes.

Doors are at 7, but I wont be there til closer to 8.

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