Dallas Blues Festival Invokes the Spirit of Blind Lemon Jefferson

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The Blind Lemon Blues Festival will take place September 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas at Poor David's Pub from 7 pm - 1:30 am. Doors open at 6:15 pm, and performing artists include Bob Brozman, Aaron Burton & Cheryl Arena, Texas Slim & JMAC and K.M. Williams. Tickets are on sale now at BlindLemonBluesFest.com

The North Texas Blues Society is proud to present The Blind Lemon Blues Festival, September 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The festival venue is Poor David's Pub, located at 1313 South Lamar Street in the shadow of downtown Dallas.

The 2007 Blind Lemon Blues Festival will be an all acoustic event honoring the traditional blues music style of Texan, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson played the blues on the streets of Dallas beginning in 1912 and became the first commercially successful male blues recording artist in the 1920's. Blind Lemon's music not only inspired and influenced such early blues music giants as Leadbelly, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Robert Johnson; but also present day rock and roll icons The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley have also performed his tunes.

Headlining the festival is global ambassador of blues & roots music and National Reso-phonic virtuoso guitarist, Bob Brozman. Also playing on the festival are duos: Aaron Burton & Cheryl Arena, Texas Slim & JMAC and country blues preacher K.M. Williams. Each of these performing artists will pay homage to their musical roots, each with their own unique styles further complimented by their original tunes.

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