Big Muddy Blues Festival is this weekend on Laclede's Landing, highlights local talent exclusively | St. Louis Public Radio

Big Muddy Blues Festival is this weekend on Laclede's Landing, highlights local talent exclusively

Aug 29, 2017

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, contributor Steve Potter talked about this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival. The primarily outdoor festival takes place on Laclede's Landing and includes 50 acts on three stages, three indoor clubs and two events at the National Blues Museum.

“St. Louis has on the greatest heritages of music in the world. Often I think that we need national acts … but we have something special here in St. Louis so that’s what we’re featuring,” said Jeremy Segel-Moss, a musician and co-coordinator of the Big Muddy Blues Festival.

Finding that many local acts wasn’t a challenge either.

“The list of people not playing the festival is longer than the list of people who are,” said Segel-Moss.

Joining Segel-Moss was Alonzo Townsend, the festival’s emcee, and Frank Bauer, a saxophonist with the Jeremiah Johnson Band, who’s performing in the festival.

To hear more about the festival including stories about Alonzo Townsend’s father, the legendary blues musician Henry Townsend, listen to the audio.

 

For more information about the festival, visit here.

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