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Deep Blues Festival Poster 2010

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After exhibiting his work at the Second Annual Deep Blues Festival, several artwork commissions for posters, album covers and illustrations later, Christoph Mueller is no stranger. He produced a stunning design for a winter Deep Blues Film and Music event. … Continue reading

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Deep Blues Festival 2010 Artists

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A winter event of films and performances with Kenny Brown, Possessed by Paul James, Mark “Porkchop” Holder, Reverend Deadeye, Chris Cotton and guests. Mark “Porkchop” Holder, Kenny Brown, Chris Johnson -Deep Blues Festival 2010 A Deep Blues Festival 2010 photo … Continue reading

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Deep Blues Festival 2009 Artists

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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 … Continue reading

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Deep Blues Festival 2008 Artists

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2008 expanded to three days. Black Diamond Heavies, Scott H. Biram, Chris Cotton, John Schooley, Smokestack and the Foothill Fury came back for another year. Friday afternoon, performers from all four points including coastlines and mountains converged on a central destination. With … Continue reading

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Deep Blues Festival 2007 Artists

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A long drive from the backyard along midwest roads lined with cornfields. Just past a nondescript junction a stage is set on an open stretch. The First Annual Deep Blues Festival 2007 featured: Robert Belfour, Black Diamond Heavies, Hillstomp, Moreland & Arbuckle, … Continue reading

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The Blues Is Not Dead: The New Blues Underground Rises Up

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by Ted Drozdowski, Jan.27 2009 for Gibson Lifestyle “When music fans talk about underground sounds they’re usually referring to indie rock, electronica, crunk or some other cutting edge form. But now blues has become a new force in the international … Continue reading

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Film Festival Screening 2010

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The Folk Singer returned for a screening alongside Can’t Take It With You When You Die. It Came from Detroit followed by Wayne County Ramblin’ reunites Detroit with the South. The Hand of Fatima travels across the pond, then Moments … Continue reading

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Film Festival Screening 2009

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This year at The Cedar, we had the grand opportunity to revisit two Max Shores documentary film projects. A return of Songs Inside the Box and Hill Country Troubadour. Bluesboy Jag, Cigarbox guitar enthusiast and featured artist in Songs Inside … Continue reading

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Photographer Peter Lee

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Festival Portrait Series Peter Lee photos Slideshow View 110 photos Deep Blues Festival Portrait Series by Peter Lee Chris Johnson describes him as a talented and generous individual. This is the artist behind the portrait series, photographer Peter Lee. This … Continue reading

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Made Loud: Preview-Review-Interview Deep Blues

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Festival Preview and Interview: Deep Blues by Ira Brooker, June 1 2009 for Made Loud “…As difficult as it must be for mega-fest organizers to wrangle all of their various stars and stages, their more understated brethren face a different, possibly … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Twin Cities Interview 2009

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Deep Blues Festival: Making it safe for the blues to be dangerous again, an interview with Chris Johnson by Christopher Bahn, J. Diers, July 14, 2009 for  A.V. Club Twin Cities “It’s fitting that the Deep Blues Festival began three years ago … Continue reading

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City Pages Review 2009

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Deep Blues Festival 2009 Recap by Nick Rupar Tue., Jul. 21 2009 for City Pages – Gimme Noise Concert Review  “This year, Chris Johnson brought his festival of roots/punk/alt-blues acts to the Cabooze for the annual Deep Blues Festival. This year’s … Continue reading

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2008 Deep Blues Film Festival Screenings

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A number of music related films were screened throughout the the 2008 festival and posted here are a few trailers and clips. Pictured is a detail from artist/illustrator/calligrapher Christoph Mueller’s the 2008 Film Award Certificate artwork. A bit more info … Continue reading

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