December 1, 2022


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Blues guitar great Jimmie Vaughan to headline 28th Annual

Jimmie Vaughan to headline 28th Annual Blind Willie McTell Songs Pageant

The Routines Council of Thomson announces the lineup of musicians for the 28th Blind Willie McTell New music Pageant, Sat. September 24, 2022, in Thomson, Ga.

THOMSON, Ga, United states, July 18, 2022 / — The Actions Council of Thomson announces the lineup of musicians for the 28th Yearly Blind Willie McTell Music Pageant, Saturday September 24, 2022, in Thomson, Ga. Headlining this 12 months will be Texas native Jimmie Vaughan, who, along with his late brother Stevie Ray, is necessary listening for any person interested in modern day electric powered blues new music. Along with Vaughn, the roster consists of The Texas Gentlemen, Joachim Cooder, Chatham County Line, Cordovas, and Sections and Labor.

Jimmie Vaughan, primarily based in Austin, has crafted an overall career on sticking with the blues. He was a founding member of the Incredible Thunderbirds, shaped with harpist Kim Wilson in the late 70’s. He’s recorded various albums as the bandleader with the most recent remaining released in 2021. It is called Jimmie Vaughan – The Jimmie Vaughan Tale, a 5 CD compilation of his very best recorded output. Vaughn has gained 4 Grammy’s and was named Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Calendar year at the 2020 Blues Tunes Awards. He’ll play McTell Fest with a full band like horns.

The Texas Gentlemen, will also be on the roster this September. These musicians received began participating in alongside one another in the studio and have logged countless numbers of studio several hours, recording with and backing artists these types of as Kris Kristofferson, Joe Ely alongside with newer artists Leon Bridges and Shakey Graves. Their influences are many…there are features of funk, soul, state, r&b, southern rock, and gospel. Ground It, their newest release, is an outstanding instance of all of individuals elements rolled into a person. They are at the moment doing work with Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, who is developing their forthcoming 2023 release on New West Information.

From Santa Monica, Joachim Cooder, son of famed guitarist and musicologist Ry Cooder, is a percussionist, drummer and pianist and will be on our stage, fronting his trio. Do a lookup of his recording credits and you are going to see an wonderful list of new music projects he has participated in about the years. Cooder’s eclectic solo materials is his own get on the influences he’s been exposed to all his everyday living and he’s out touring behind his second launch, Over That Road I’m Sure, his interpretation of the tunes of Uncle Dave Macon. The recording attributes Cooder on an electrical mbira, a variation on the African thumb piano, yet another to start with for McTell Fest!

Chatham County Line from Raleigh NC will be building their 2nd visual appearance at the pageant. Quick forward to 2022 and they’ve issued 8 studio albums of authentic substance, have a audio all their individual and a reside display to match. The acoustic instrumentation they make use of at times pigeonholes the band in the bluegrass style, but their seem is entirely original, distinctive, challenging driving, and all their own.

Cordovas from Nashville are favorites on the competition circuit. Their 2nd launch on ATO Information, Destiny Lodge, is a excellent location to get started if you have not heard them. A band with 1 foot in the present and an additional in the past, Cordovas embrace the seem of vintage Americana and place-rock, with the Band, the Grateful Lifeless, and the Allman Brothers Band as critical influences, along with a great deal of near harmonies and dueling guitar get the job done.

Rounding out the roster is Macon, Georgia’s Sections and Labor. They are a 6-piece band, creating terrific center Georgia excitement, performing unique tunes and affected greatly by the appears of the South.

In addition to Saturday’s lineup, the Thomson-McDuffie CVB will be hosting a No cost Kick off Live performance in downtown Thomson on Friday September 24, 2021 featuring Atlanta’s Blair Crimmins and the Hookers. The exhibit will be held on Railroad Street exterior of the Thomson Depot from 7-10 pm.

Tickets will be on sale July 1, 2022 at Charges are $40 advance, and $50 on the working day of. There is no cost for youngsters, ages 12 and less than. Gates open at 11 a.m., tunes begins at midday

The Routines Council of Thomson (ACT) are a non-income firm started in 1974 to foster training, appreciation and promotion of American arts, particularly all those that attract from Southern history, tradition and the American practical experience.

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