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The Riverside Rhythm Club presents the Bar Sessions
The Riverside Rhythm Club presents the Bar Sessions

Wed, 20 Dec



The Riverside Rhythm Club presents the Bar Sessions

Featuring Mississippi Macdonald and Phil Dearing

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Time & Location

20 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 23:00

Gillingham, Midkent College Medway Campus, Medway Rd, Gillingham ME7 1FN, UK

Show Details

Mississippi MacDonald is an English Soul-Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist, fronting a four piece band. He is a 6 times British/UK Blues Awards and three times US Independent Blues Awards nominee.

Since his signing to APM Records in 2021, he has appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Blues Show with Cerys Matthews and has played extensively in the UK and the US including a Washington State Blues Society showcase on Beale Street during the International Blues Challenge, appearances on King Biscuit Time (Helena AK), and Radio Memphis. He has recorded recently in the US with established artists Vaneese Thomas (Rufus Thomas), Benny Turner (Freddie King, Mighty Joe Young), and the Reverend Shawn Amos.

Mississippi’s first record for APM, “Do Right, Say Right” was named in the top 10 Blues Albums of 2022 by Mojo Magazine, and was album of the year on HRH Blues Radio. Touring his second album for APM Records, Heavy State Loving Blues, he was appraised by Blues In Britain Magazine as “one of finest modern bluesmen in the U.K. and on this release he’s excelled in all areas.”

Heavy State Loving Blues has charted for multiple weeks at the top of the RMR Global Blues Report, second only to Buddy Guy, was in the Living Blues (US) top 25 charts for January and February ’23 and has received major international airplay, including Sirius XM BB King’s Bluesville in the US.. In the UK, the record was #1 in the IBBA Blues Charts for 2 months running – a feat that hasn’t been achieved by any artist (UK or International) for many years.

Mississippi MacDonald’s blues are authentic, heartfelt, and reflect a lifetime of learning from the greats.

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