John Saint Holiday and Friends at the Memphis Blues Showcase, Rum Boogie Cafe

John Saint Holiday was a new name for me, but his band of all-stars, thrown together for the occasion, provided some of the best blues I’ve ever heard on Beale Street. Judging from what I read online, he is an actor and writer in addition to being a musician, and he is from Batesville, Mississippi, which has probably produced quite a few great bluesmen. His drummer, at least for tonight, was an old acquaintance of mine, Cedric Keel, who provided a rock-steady foundation. Altogether an inspiring evening of blues at the Rum Boogie Cafe.

The Cooper-Young Festival is one of Memphis’ biggest cultural events, taking place in the hip Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown Memphis. With three stages of live music, plenty of food, vending booths, art, children’s activities, a book sale and more, the festival offers something for everyone, 9/15/12. Visit http://www.cooperyoungfestival.com for further info

The Cooper-Young Festival is one of Memphis’ biggest cultural events, taking place in the hip Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown Memphis. With three stages of live music, plenty of food, vending booths, art, children’s activities, a book sale and more, the festival offers something for everyone, 9/15/12. Visit http://www.cooperyoungfestival.com for further info