Blues at the Crossroads

Montgomery County Community College

2010
$56,000

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) presented Blues at the Crossroads: two concerts by an intergenerational roster of artists, representing several significant strands of blues music. The first concert, Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert, showcased guitarist and singer David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a friend and contemporary of American blues singer and musician Robert Johnson; guitarist Hubert Sumlin, a contemporary and band mate of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf; and two of the next generation of blues/rock ensembles they influenced: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Cedric Burnside and Lightnin Malcolm. The second concert featured celebrated young singer Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Texas blues artist Johnny Copeland. The project included pre-concert and "Blues in the Schools" lectures by MCCC faculty.