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Sunflower Blues Festival
03/06/12 at 08:37:57
 
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CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) Grammy Award-winning singer Robert Plant will be among the headliners for the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, which marks its 25th anniversary this year with a tribute to its hometown music legends.
 
Melville Tillis, longtime festival co-chairman, says they've been talking with Plant for several months and are thrilled to have landed him for the event that will be in Clarksdale Aug. 10-12.
 
Performing on stage with Plant, the former Led Zeppelin frontman, will be Grammy-winning vocalist Patty Griffin, West African virtuoso musician Juldeh Camara, guitarists Justin Adams and Bill Fuller, keyboardist John Baggott and drummer Dave Smith.
 
Other celebrities booked for the festival include multiple Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Musselwhite and blues great Bobby Rush, both of whom have headlined the festival several times.
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Reply #1 - 03/27/12 at 16:00:21
 
http://www.sunflowerfest.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=89
03/25/12: Robert Plant and Patty Griffin in Clarksdale over the weekend
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 Press Release from the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival - 3/25/2012 - Panny Mayfield, publicist - pannywriter@yahoo.com
 
 

 
Traveling to Clarksdale over the weekend following recording sessions in Nashville, superstar Robert Plant introduces Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patty Griffin around town on her first trip to the Mississippi Delta. Headlining the free Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival's 25th anniversary Aug. 10-11-12, Plant will be presenting virtuoso musicians Griffin, Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara and an entourage of 10 as the 'Sensational Space Shifters.' Other Sunflower Festival headliners are Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush. Sunflower organizers report a flood of worldwide inquiries over the festival and are anticipating record crowds. Information is being updated on www.sunflowerfest.org.
 

 
Concluding a busy weekend in Clarksdale in preparation for their performances at the free Sunflower River Blues Festival's 25th anniversary August 10-11-12, celebrity musicians Robert Plant and Patty Griffin enjoy services and gospel music at Liberty Baptist Church in Lyon.
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