RL BOYCE PICNIC Scheduled Events Oct. 16 & 17, 2021

U Ready?
SAT. OCT. 16, 2021

Greg’s Guest Room
16830 Old Panola Road
Como MS. 38619
If traveling North on HWY51,
first left after “In A Hurry” gas station & store

RL BOYCE Picnic Workshop Weekend 2021

Guitar, Fife & Drum Workshop

Guitar Fife & Drum Workshop w/ RL Boyce, Lightnin’ Malcolm, David Evans, and Annise Bradley
Learn the tricks, licks, and lore from the legend himself. RL is joined by the Electric North Mississippi musician Lightnin’ Malcolm. Folklorist Dr. David Evans of UM High Water Records, author of Big Road Blues, Tommy Johnson. Annise Bradley is a direct descent of Ed, Lonnie Sr., G.D. Young, Abe “CagHead” and Lonnie Jr. whose Fife and Drum Band was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959.
LIMITED to 25 -$100

Abe “Keg” Young photo by Bill Steber
RL BOYCE PICNIC 2019, Como MS photo by Amy Verdon

Cane Fife Demonstration and Young Family history w/ Lonnie “Buster” Young Jr.

Annise Bradley’s Great Uncle Lonnie “Buster” Young Jr. The youngest son of Lonnie Young will demonstrate how a cane fife is made, and share the oral history of the Young family’s music which dates back to the end of the Civil War, when Fife & Drum Bands became exclusively Black. Lonnie Young Jr. was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959.

Sharde Thomas with Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band, RL Boyce Picnic, 2019 photo by Amy Verdon

Yard Party Jam w/ the Big Blues Mane

Yard Party Jam w/ the Big Blues Mane
Workshop Students join the legend hisself RL in the yard.
w/ RL BOYCE, Lightnin’ Malcolm, David Evans, Duwayne Burnside Band, Travis Hullette, Young Family Members Fife & Drum Band, Kody Harrell, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band

SUNDAY OCT. 17, 2021
Big Blues Mane HillCountry Guided Tour

10 AM
Meet RL and Annise for a country breakfast before embarking on the Guided Hill Country Tour
500 Main Street
Senatobia MS.

RL BOYCE and Annise Bradley lead guests to a variety of locations pertinent to RL’s musical legacy, and incredible life. Also learn about the Young family’s Fife n Drum connections to so many from the North Mississippi Blues community. Each guest is provided with a printed map. Questions and discussion are encouraged. Stop by spots like where Fred McDowell’s trailer stood, LPs Ball Field, Hunter Chapel Church, Compress Rd. And the gravesites of Fred McDowell, Otha Turner, Sid and Jessie Mae Hemphill, Rosa Lee Hill, Napoleon Strickland, Calvin Jackson, G.D., Ed, Lonnie Sr., Abe “Keg Head” Young and R.L. Burnside.
Guests are requested to caravan in their own vehicles to each spot.

Sharde Thomas leads crowd with Rising Stars Fife n Drum Band, Como MS., RL BOYCE PICNIC 2019 photo by Amy Verdon

RL got You. You are his guest. Get up close and personal with RL BOYCE. Join RL for coffee Saturday morning. He will escort guests to the Blues markers on Main Street, and the Emily J. Pointer Public Library to view an on display permanent photo collection of HillCountry Blues musicians.
Includes all scheduled events. Are U Ready? A gift bag too.

Entry to Cane Fife Demo, Yard Party Jam, and HillCountry Blues Tour

Other Amount: USD

2nd Annual RL Boyce Picnic & Blues Celebration 2018 photo by Amy Verdon

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