Don’t Put out the man’s FIRE!
2nd Annual RL BOYCE PICNIC and BLUES CELEBRATION
August 16-17, 2018 Como, MS
ComoBluesman RL Boyce was first recorded in 1971. Playing percussion on his15th birthday with his Uncle, Othar Turner’s Fife and Drum band. Todayin 2018 at 62 a recent Grammy nominee, we celebrate RL’s 63rd birthday.A lifetime of creating music we invite all to come and revel in hisastounding achievements.
Rooted in the family tradition Sherena Boyce RL’s daughter and famed
#1Juke Joint Dancer has put together a star studded Hill Country Bluesline up to shake ‘em on down. To help everyone get in a hypnotic headSherena bill two notable area family groups The Hurt Family Fife andDrum band, and Sharde Thomas and The Rising Stars. Plus a bunch ofoutstanding players including Kenny Brown, Dwayne Burnside, JoyceSheWolf Jones, Cam Kimbrough, Mule Man Massey, Eric Deaton and manymore.
August 16, Como Library , 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Getskoolin’ and join the band. Learn the centuries old art of Fife andDrum music from the big blues man and friends. An art forum taughtthrough Afro-American families throughout Mississippi. Spellbinding,hypnotic, and infectious fife and drum music origins date back to theend of the civil war. RL will be available to share his licks andinspire ones own style. Fife & Drum instruction, and history will beshared by Willie Hurt, first cousin to RL Boyce.
(limited to 10)
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FRIDAY AUGUST 17th
Artist reception 3-5pm
DON’T PUT OUT THE MY FIRE: RL BOYCE
Austin’s Barber & Stylist Shop 219 North Main Street, Como, Ms, 38619
Photos and Films by Yancey Allison
YanceyAllison a Como photographer first met and began photographing RL Boycein the late 1980s. Decades of shared memories captured on film, Yanceyhas rarely shown her photos of RL. From raucous yard party performanceto tender images of RL cradling his daughter. Yancey’s intimate eyegives an honest glimpse into the life of a 21c. Afro-AmericanMississippi Blues musician.
FRIDAY AUGUST 17th
HURT FAMILY FIFE AND DRUM BAND ROLLS
Willie will lead the Hurt Family Fife and Drum Band from Austin’s on Main Street to Como Park on West Street. March with us.
COMO Community PARK 5:00pm-11:45pm
West Street, (Behind Windy City Grill) Como, Ms.
RL BOYCE birthday lineup BLASTS OFF!
Live music begins at 5:00 pmwith Lil’ Joe Ayers, Eric Crays, Andrea Staten, EJ Vanzandt, CamKimbrough, Jeffery Evans, Kody Harrell, Bill Gibbs, Greg Ayers, TracyHullette, Duwayne Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Mark Muleman Massey, EricDeaton, Kenny Brown, Sharde Thomas & The Rising Stars Fife &Drums, Pork Chop Willie, Kent Burnside Band and RL BOYCE!
FREE! FOOD! BYOB! COOLERS! FREE!
SPONSORED by the fine folks at FANCY! and GO APE! RECORDS
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