The Third Annual Deep Blues Festival sported the largest and most ambitious combination of performers. 2009 spanned several days relocated to The Cabooze, an in-town venue, with indoor and outdoor stages. Many of the 2007 and 2008 performers made a return. Some very special folks who were previously not available dropped in. New to this year, a stage was also set for a very large selection of regional bands that had expressed interest in the festival. A small video preview below, of Kent Burnside carrying on a family tradition. CeDell Davis who does not play anymore, but can sing is backed by Brethren. Radio Moscow returns with their trademark loud psychedelic sound.
In alphabetical order, the 2009 artists, performers were: A Night In The Box, American Relay, Bernie King, Black Diamond Heavies, Black River Bluesman, Black Smokers, Bloody Ol’ Mule, Bluesboy Jag, Boogaloosa Prayer, Boom Boom Belam, Brass Kings, Brethren, Cashman, Cedell Davis, Chad Nordhoff, Chooglin’, Chris Cotton, Cicada Omega, Crankshaft’s Primitive R&B Revue, C.W. Ayon One Man Band, Dale Beavers & Bootsey X, Davina & The Vagabonds, Deltahead, Devin Miller, Dirty Trainload, Dooley Wilson, Dubplate Connection, Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early, Eric Bling, Gabriel Sullivan, Gleam, GravelRoad, High Plane Drifters, Honkeyfinger, HUD, Illinois John Fever, Jim Mize, Jimmy Wolf, Johnny Lowebow, Kenny Brown, Kent Burnside and the New Generation, Kevin Bowe + the Okemah Prophets, Kirk Special, KM Williams & Washboard Jackson, the Trainreck, Left Lane Cruiser, Los Duggans, Luther The Devil, Mark Porkchop Holder, Mississippi Gabe Carter, Moaners, melaniejane and pat mAcdonald as purgAtory hill, Noah Engh, Pearlene, Poopdeflex, Pure Country Gold, Radio Moscow, Red Clay River, Restavrant, Reverend Deadeye, Right On John, Robert Cage, Roe Family Singers, Rollie Tussing, Rue Moor Counts, Schomberg Fair, Skirt Chasers, Smokestack and the Foothill Fury, Speaking Tongues, Spider John Koerner, T Model Ford, Ten Foot Polecats, Thee Verduns, Tom VandenAvond.