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Blues Series: Mark “Muleman” Massey
February 19, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST
Mark “Muleman” Massey learned the hard way how to play blues… in Parchman (Mississippi State Penitentiary). It was there he met David Kimbrough, son of legendary Mississippi blues icon, Junior Kimbrough, who taught him the basics of the blues and got him a spot in the Parchman Prison Band. After leaving Parchman, he got the nickname “Muleman” from friend and mentor, Blues Legend Big Jack Johnson, and began his music career, playing every dive he could in North Mississippi. Mark and his band have played their brand of Hill Country and soulful blues with B.B. King at his homecoming in Indianola, at Howling Wolf Festival in West Point, Juke Joint Fest in Clarksdale, The Chicago Blues Fest, Market Street Fest in Columbus, Bentonia Blues Fest, and have made many live appearances all across the South. Refreshments + cash bar available. Limited seating. Registration required. If you’re unable to attend in person, the event will also be livestreamed on Vimeo and Facebook Live. $20 Non-members | Free for Members
Maxie’s Juke Joint Blues Series is funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.