Lightning Malcolm Live at Cregeen’s in Jonesboro

New photo by John Shaw / Google Photos
New photo by John Shaw / Google Photos
New photo by John Shaw / Google Photos
New photo by John Shaw / Google Photos
New photo by John Shaw / Google Photos

Arkansas doesn’t have quite the blues scene that Mississippi has, and an Irish bar in Jonesboro wouldn’t exactly be the place one would expect to hear blues either. But in early June, Cregeen’s in Jonesboro hosted a performance by Hill Country bluesman Lightning Malcolm with T-Model Ford’s grandson Stud on drums, and this performance was interesting, in that Malcolm did a number of different tunes than the ones he usually plays at his shows. Despite the small upstairs stage and the lateness of the hour, the crowd was quite enthusiastic, and Cregeen’s also deserves a commendation for the excellent food on their late-night menu.

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