Free XPN Mississippi Blues Project Film And Concert October 19th And 22nd

posted October 17, 2012

Free XPN Mississippi Blues Project Film And Concert October 19th And 22nd

As part of its year-long Mississippi Blues Project initiative to showcase the Mississippi blues as a vibrant folk art form, WXPN will present a free film screening on October 19 and a free concerton October 22. Both events will take place in Philadelphia. On Friday, October 19, an exclusive screening of the acclaimed documentary film We Juke Up In Here (60 min.) will be presented at the African-American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, at 7:30 p.m.

Told through live music performances, character-driven interviews and rare on-camera blues experiences, film viewers are taken below the surface of the quasi-legal world of real Delta juke joints. The Blues Show host Jonny Meister will conduct a Q & A session with filmmakers Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle following the screening.  Seats are limited, and RSVPs to attend the screening can be made here.

On Monday, October 22, a free concert featuring performances by Mississippi blues artists Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will take place at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Limited seats are available, and RSVPs to attend the performance can be made here.

Terry “Harmonica” Bean, from Pontotoc, Mississippi, plays both harmonica and guitar and has performed at blues festival around the globe. Celebrated blues guitarist Jimmy "Duck" Holmes has lived his entire life in Bentonia, Mississippi, and owns the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi. Jonny Meister's interview with Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is posted at

The Mississippi Blues Project is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through The Philadelphia Music Project. It features music by Mississippi blues artists, interviews with artists about Mississippi blues music, the Mississippi Blues Project Music Mix on NPR Music featuring music and artist interviews, a companion website and more.