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Published: 2010/12/09

Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts

Several groups will share the stage in 2011 as part of Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts. These shows will celebrate what would have been Robert Johnson’s 100th birthday. The shows will feature collaborative performances by Big Head Todd & The Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm. Edwards actually attended Johnson’s last live performance the night he passed away.

“We both wanted to create a blues show that was not just another blues show, but a show that was truly unique,” Crossroads co-producer Ron Hausfeld said in a statement. “We want people to walk away saying, ‘Wow…that was cool…I’ve never seen anything like it.’”

Big Head Todd & The Monsters, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm all recently convened at Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis to record their collaborations. The studio recordings will be released in early 2011 in conjunction with the tour.

Confirmed 2011 Shows

January 28 San Francisco, CA—Regency Ballroom
January 29 Costa Mesa, CA—Orange County Performing Arts Center
January 30 San Diego, CA—Anthology (two shows)
January 31 Santa Barbara, CA—Campbell Hall / UCSB
February 10 Ann Arbor, MI—Hill Auditorium / U of M
February 11 Chicago, IL—Orchestra Hall
February 12 Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theatre
February 13 Meridian, MS—Riley Center / MSU
February 16 Chapel Hill, NC—Memorial Hall / UNC Chapel Hill
February 17 Washington, DC—Strathmore Performing Arts Center
February 18 Boston, MA—Berklee School of Music
February 24 Ridgefield, CT—The Playhouse
February 25 Princeton, NJ—McCarter Theatre
February 26 Blue Bell, PA—Montgomery County Community College
February 27 New Bedford, MA—Zeiterion Theater
March 4 Milwaukee, WI—Potowatomi Casino
March 5 Omaha, NE—Holland Performing Arts Center
March 6 Minneapolis, MN—Orchestra Hall
March 8 Urbana, IL—Krannert Center – Tyrone Festival Theatre

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