The Mark "Muleman" Massey Blues Band This Mississippi band is tearing up the south with their brand of hill country and soulful blues, featuring Mark "Muleman" Massey of vocals and guitar, Grammy-award winner Billy Earheart on piano and organ, and seasoned Memphis veterans Dave Bennett on bass, and Walter Polk on drums. Mark learned to play blues the hard way....in Parchman Prison. Junior Kimbrough's son, David, showed him how to play in the state pen. When he got out of Parchman Prison twenty years ago, bluesman Big Jack Johnson became his mentor and dear friend, and gave him the nickname, "Muleman". Mark and his band have played with BB King at his homecoming in >> Indianola, MS, the Howlin Wolf Festival in West Point, MS, The Chicago Blues Festival Bentonia Blues Festival, and many others. They have also won two different International Blues Challenge qualifiers in Indianola and Rosedale, MS respectively. Mark is the youngest white bluesman on a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker (Parchman Prison Band). Performances in juke joints, parties, clubs, and festivals over have proven this smoking, real-deal band is ready to take their show to the another level! Mark's latest cd, "One Step Ahead of the Blues" produced by Memphis recording legend Don Nix, is about to be released, and features the band with special appearances by Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Eric Gales, Don Nix....not to mention Mark's killer vocals and guitar work. Is is pure vintage Stax meets Malaco! Ten strong songs delivered in a style uniquely Mark's! Keyboardist and musical collaborator Billy Earheart, is a founding member of the Grammy award winning group The Amazing Rhythm Aces, twenty-plus year member of the Hank Williams Jr Bama Band, and has worked with Al Green, Eddie Hinton,Memphis Slim, Rufus Thomas and many other artists. He has recorded over 200 albums over his forty-plus year career. >> Steve Hester and DejaVooDoo is a high energy Blues, Blues Rock, Southern Rock, and R&B band doing originals and original style covers. The band opened for B.B. King at Riverfest in Little Rock, AR. in 2005 and represented the Arkansas River Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. in 2005 and 2006. The Band has recently opened for Eric Gales and played a showcase at House of Blues Dallas were they were well recieved and invited back! Akeem Kemp is a young up and coming Blues Artist from Little Rock, AR.
The Amazing Rhythm Aces for 37 yrs
also The Bama band (20+yrs with Bocephus)former touring band for Hank Williams Jr
also blues artist Mark Muleman Massey
and also Sweet Tea Jubilee also Larry B and the Boys
and Big Chief and the Idiotwambians
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