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RL BOYCE PICNIC 2021

Walk Like A Big Blues Mane WorkShop Weekend

RL BOYCE began his Blues odyssey on drums at age 15. First recorded at a family picnic in 1970 by famed Folklorist Dr. David Evans, RL accompanied his Uncle Otha Turner’s Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band and never stopped. In 2018 RL BOYCE’s sophomore release Roll & Tumble was nominated for a GRAMMY, for Best Traditional Blues Album.

RL BOYCE PICNIC 2018

RL don’t play no Rock&Roll, he plays his own style, HillCounty Boogie. Nobody today can play RL’s style. No One.

RL BOYCE is a Living HillCountry Blues Legend. RL lives the Blues he plays. RL’s music comes from his heart. Life as a Mississippi Bluesman is a hard life. RL has been playing, singing, and living the Blues for 50 years. He is an American treasure.

RL BOYCE PICNIC is organized by RL BOYCE & Company, a grassroots group dedicated to the education, and preservation of an American Folk Art called The Blues. In its fourth year, we ditched the big contrived rock festival for an unfiltered authentic intimate atmosphere, a Yard Party. No stage, no set line up, just a jam all night long. Other activities offered this year are an all day music workshop, Cane Fife making demonstration, and guided HillCountry Blues tour.

This year the myth, the man, the legend teamed up with Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, a long established nonprofit which dedicates countless hours, and a good hunk of change to research, locate, and maintain graves of many great Mississippi Blues musicians. President Annise Bradley, a Young family descendant summoned family members to host an old time African American Family Fife and Drum party. Be prepared to get dusty!

Come meet the myth. Learn from the legend. RL invites YOU, n U, AND YOU to hang out with the Big Blues Mane in Como, MS. A priceless opportunity for those who DARE to learn, and gain a new understanding of what it means to play the Blues.

Blues Marker in Downtown Como, MS.

SHOW UP, 2 SHOW OUT at the 4th Annual RL BOYCE PICNIC
Walk Like A Big Blues Mane Workshop Weekend
Oct. 16 & 17, 2021
COMO, MISSISSIPPI

Lonnie, Ed, and GD Young filmed by Alan Lomax 1959