|MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES INC.
An Entertainment company established 2003
If you need to book a band for a festival, club or private party contact us.
If you need a musician for a documentary or a movie contact us.
Our Musicians perform Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Soul ......& more
Our Musicians are featured in Magazines, Articles, Coffee Table Books etc.
We give you Musicians with International and National experience performing music from the roots blues
to the modern cutting edge - appealing to every generation of music lover.
|WE PRESENT THE MUSICIANS
Photos in order of Roster from left to right
BILL HOWL-N-MADD PERRY
Bill Perry & Cash McCall
Howl-N-Madd & Shy Perry Duo
Roscoe Robinson & The Blind Boys of
Roscoe Robinson Rhythm & Blues
Heather Crosse and The Sweetones
Heather Crosse and Lee Williams -
DUNAVENT AND HOOD
Dunavent and Hood Duo
Dunavent and Hood Band
TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
The Terry BigT Williams Band
Terry BigT Solo Blues
Terry BigT Williams - Blues Education
Mickey Rogers & The Soul Blues Band
Zack Prather Band
GUITAR MIKEY & THE REAL THING
Guitar Mikey & The Real Thing Band
Jesse Robinson Band
Jesse Guitar Robinson Solo
Jesse Guitar Robinson - Blues Education
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|Bill Howl-Madd Perry
& Bill Perry
|Dunavent & Hood
|BILL HOWL-N-MADD PERRY
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry’s music keeps blues lovers on the dance floor. Bill’s show is mostly original songs with some
of the favorite cover songs included. His most recent CD “The Clarksdale Sessions” was chosen from a global list of
CD’s by The International Blues Challenge as one of the top five self-produced CD’s.
Perry began his career in Chicago. In his early career he wrote for musicians such as Lil Johnny Taylor, Ted Taylor,
and Cash McCall. He worked for Phil Chess as a studio musician and for Stan Lewis, where he wrote for Jewel Paula
Records. He did a stint writing for J.J. Taylor on a Willie Dixon Label. Later he joined up with Little Milton for a while
and then started his own band. He has toured throughout the U.S and also spent a year touring in Indonesia.
Bill is a legendary Blues Musicians who is noted on three of the Historical Mississippi Blues Trail Markers. One is
located in front of Po Monkey’s Juke Joint in Merigold, MS; another is located on the square in Oxford, Mississippi
and one is located in front of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Bill is a member of the Mississippi
Performed in Way of War with Cuba Gooding Jr. and with Gene Simmons on the Gene Simmons Family Jewels Show.
Performed at Lincoln Center NYC in 2012.http://www.cdbaby.
|CASH MCCALL (MAURICE DOLLISON)
A featured performer with the Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry Band
Guitarist Cash McCall has segued from gospel to soul to blues over a distinguished career spanning more than three
decades. Gospel was Dollison's initial passion -- he sang with the Gospel Songbirds
(he also played guitar with the group, recording with them for Excello in 1964 with fellow future R&B hitmaker Otis Clay
singing lead) and the Pilgrim Jubilee Singers.
He waxed his first secular single, the two-part workout "Earth Worm," for One-derful Records' M-Pac! subsidiary in
1963 as Maurice Dollison. In 1966, he made a demo of a soul number called "When You Wake Up" that he had penned
with producer Monk Higgins. He was doubtless shocked to learn of its subsequent release on the Thomas label, billed to
one Cash McCall! The tune proved a national R&B hit, sending the newly christened McCall on the road with Dick Clark's
Caravan of Stars (others on the bill: Lou Christie and Mitch Ryder).
McCall was a valuable session guitarist and composer at Chess, learning the business end of his trade from Chess
in-house legend Willie Dixon. McCall's blues leanings grew more prominent during the next decade. He cut an LP for
Paula in 1973 called Omega Man before relocating to L.A. in 1976. In 1983 McCall released his first solo record in ten
years, No More Doggin', and followed it up with Cash Up Front in 1987. McCall's ties to Willie Dixon remained strong, he
co-produced Dixon's Grammy-winning Hidden Charms in 1988 and worked as a sideman with Dixon's band, the
All-Stars. McCall has since toured frequently as a solo blues artist and has often appeared on stage with the Chicago
Rythym and Blues Kings (who were formerly known as the Mellow Fellows), backed singer Big Twist, and performed in
the Chicago Blues Review.
Cash McCall has written numerous best sellers for top Artists. Cash (Maurice Dollison, Jr.) has enjoyed success in a
variety of guises. As blues guitarist Cash McCall, he recorded such mid-60s R&B hits as "When You Wake Up" and
toured as part of Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars. A session guitarist for Minnie Ripperton, Natalie Cole, Etta James, Willie
Dixon, the Temptations, the Drifters, the Coasters and the Rotary Connection, he penned top ten pop and R&B tunes for
Otis Clay, Etta James, Ramsey Lews, Phil Upchurch and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Roscoe Robinson is one of the great musical talents in both Gospel and Blues.
He was born in Dermott, Arkansas and went to school there before going into music full time.
His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label recorded in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to
have follow-up hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He has sung with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of
the Temptations, Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and many others.
His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve Been Good To Me”, and
“Father I Stretch My Hand Up to Thee”.
After many years of singing with the “Blind Boys of Mississippi,” he started singing with the Grammy award-winning
“Blind Boys of Alabama.”
One of their recent albums on which he sang “Soldier in the Army of the Lord” was recorded in Birmingham at the Sound
of Birmingham studio. His gospel work has earned Roscoe an induction twice into the “American Quartet Hall of Fame” as
a member of the “Blind Boys of Mississippi” and the “Blind Boys of Alabama”. He his first recording experience was in
Jackson, Mississippi at Trumpet Records.
Rosco Robinson's extensive discography is found on All Music
Born in Chicago in 1952, Zach Prather grew up listening to many of the great Blues players. He began playing at the age of
13 and by the time he was 15, he had made his first record with Curtis Mayfields Lable Curtom Records. During this time
he had commence playing at many of the well known clubs and venues in the Chicago area.
At 17 Prather completed two years military service, after which he formed another Band and returned to the club scene.
However, it was not the local Blues players that influenced Prather then, rather the British Invasion groups such as the
Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Small faces and the Who. In 1974, Prather moved to Los Angeles and began playing with another
Chicago guitar player, Cash McCall. Together they performed with some of the biggest names in the Blues, including
Screamin J Hawkins, Etta James and of course Willy Dixon. “Cash and I had allready become very good friends when he
introduced me to Willy and in a short time we also were very close, so he, Willy, decided we should record together. Willy
really liked the things I was doing, he knew people where calling it Rock ‘n Roll but no one knew better then him where Rock
‘n Roll came from. During this Recording Project Willie became ill. Prather was with him the day before He died, and he will
always be grateful fore being able to meet this man and fore all he taught him about life which is the blues.
Latter while touring Europe with Screamin J. Zach meet Luther Allison, after one Jam Session and some quick
arrangements Zach moved to Paris where he performed with Luther fore 3 and a half years. While living in Paris, Zach
made his first cd called Never My Love, with Melodie/Encore records. He has not stopped since …….
|Rosco Robinson in New York.
Mississippi Delta Blues Inc. is
booking Rosco Robinson for the
2014 Festival Season. Available
with his band for Rhythm and
Blues Shows in the United States
|Roscoe Robinson - Leave You In The
Hands of the Lord
|*HOWL-N-MADD & SHY
Shy Perry and Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry a
father & daughter Mississippi Duo
perform in venues such as Club Ebony
and the B.B. King Museum. Shy has
performed with Bill Howl-N-Madd
Perry’s band for nearly twenty years.
One of her fondest memories is
performing at Lincoln Center, NYC. Shy
says The Lincoln Center performance is a
memory of a lifetime that I will always
cherish. It was an amazing experience
that I hope to have again soon”.
Shy has released her first CD "SHY" As a
featured performing with Bill Howl-N-
Madd Perry she performs songs from her
|DUNAVENT AND HOOD
DUNAVENT AND HOOD will give you their duo show or bring you a much bigger show with a four piece or six piece show
band. Both are musicians and vocalists as well as songwriters performing original music and well loved blues
standards. These two musicians individually have already established a proven track record. Together they are
David and Zack say that the “Crossroads” brought them together. David grew up in Sumner, MS not far from Clarksdale,
Mississippi; but Zack found Clarksdale, Mississippi by travelling the blues highway from California to Clarksdale. Their
love for music in every form and fashion brought them together and their desire to create new music and present their
original songs in creative new ways gained them the attention of the Mississippi Delta Blues Society in Indianola.
Competing in the blues challenge as a duo these two fine and gifted musicians left the competition as the chosen duo to
represent the blues society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2014.
David Dunavent (Guitar & Vocalist) with his deep delta roots is a favorite son when it comes to Ground Zero, the Juke
Joint Festival and the Sunflower River Blues Festival. David cut his teeth performing in Clarksdale, MS with many of the
senior blues musicians. He has perfected his own style; a style that has gained him invitations to perform at many blues
festivals, clubs and events such as the W.C. Handy Festival and the Bottleneck Blues Bar at the Ameristar Casino in
Zack Hood (Horns & Vocalist) started out as a musician when he was sixteen in Michigan. He moved to California and
spent time in the music scene in both Santa Barbara and in L.A where played a lot of Reggae, R & B and jazz. After
moving to Clarksdale, MS he became a part of the Mississippi Delta Blues scene being part of such important shows as
the Morgan Freeman Blessissippi Show. Zack spent time touring with Super Chikan before Dunavent and Hood became
a reality. The team of Dunavent and Hood has already made a big splash on the music scene and is a perfect fit for these
two outstanding musicians. Their synergy is very apparent in their shows.
|TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
Born in Farrell, Mississippi just outside Clarksdale, Terry “BigT” Williams has been playing the blues for over two
decades. Early on, he tutored with local blues guitar legend Johnnie Billington who taught him the basics and BigT learned
the rest on the road with blues bands like the Jelly Roll Kings, Wesley Jefferson Band, Little Jeno’s All-Stars and the
Stone Gas Band. Through the years he has also sat in with or backed musicians like Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland,
CeDell Davis, Robert Belfour, Big George Brock, Nora Jean Bruso and Jimbo Mathus. His biggest influence is probably
Clarksdale’s “Big Jack” Johnson, who Big T played with for several years in the Delta and on tour.
Terry’s recorded legacy includes sessions with blues legends Big Jack Johnson and Lonnie Pitchford as well as albums
under his own name which have been featured on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville.
Named “Blues Guitar Player of the Year” by the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Hall Of Fame, BigT has performed at
numerous blues festivals, including the Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival in Mississippi Artist Roster
|Standing room only at
Ground Zero Blues Club
in Clarksdale, MS.
|Mickey Rogers and The Soul Blues Band
Awarded Blues Musician of the Year by The Mississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola
Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi" Mickey Rogers received the
Eugene Powell *Sonny Boy Nelson 11th Annual Award which reads " In recognition of Playing Music in the Mississippi Delta Blues
Tradition". Mickey is honored with a stone on the Musician Walk of Fame in Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey is a member of the Mississippi
Mickey spent his young years living in Chicago and Mississippi. He spent some years in Detroit. In recent years he has resided in
Greenville, Mississippi. Mickey was born in Panther Bern, Mississippi. He and his band The Soul Blues Band perform regularly at festivals,
clubs and private parties. Mickey’s band is a Mississippi Festival band favorite playing Blues & Rhythm and Blues. Mickey opened for B.B.
King when B.B. King performed at the reopening of Club Ebony in Indianola, MS,
Mickey has been performing professionally for fifty years beginning when he was fifteen.. Mickey first trip to the UK was with Howlin
Wolf and Hubert Sumlin. Mickey remembers Wolf coming to his house and saying to Mickey’s aunt, “I have to take your boy with me to
Europe for a while.” Hubert Sumlin told Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. Carol Marble that he fondly remembered teaching Mickey to play.
During Mickey’s career he has played with artists like The Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Clay, Hubert Sumlin, Harold Burrage, The
Dramatics, Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Temptations, Chi-Lites, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Rush and Wiley Foster. .
Jesse Robinson and the 500 lbs of Blues Band
Jesse Robinson has a long and rich history as a professional musician. Jesse Robinson Band opened for B.B. King at the Gala for the B.B. King
Museum opening. Jesse has performed for the Mississippi Picnic in New York City Central Park.. He has performed internationally, and
nationally. Jesse was honored with the Jackson Music Award - The King Mose Memorial Award.
Jesse is noted on five of the Mississippi Blues Trail Markers. He is on the Mississippi Blues Trail Marker at the site of the Subway Lounge
Marker, Jackson, MS; the Cassandra Wilson Marker, Jackson, MS; The Gold Coast Marker, Jackson, MS; the Holmes County Blues Marker,
Tchula, MS; and The Queen of Hearts Marker in Jackson, MS. Jesse at one time was the band leader for Little Milton and at another time for
Bobby Rush. Jesse spent some time in Chicago where he sat in with blues greats such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Freddie King and Magic
Sam. For many years Jesse’s band played seven nights a week at the Avalon Court on Highway 49 and later he hosted the Blue Mondays at
Dorsey’s bringing guests Z.Z. Hill and others. Jesse continues to perform as a solo act as well as with Jesse Robinson and the 500 Pounds of
Jesse Robinson is the Bedrock of Jackson, Mississippi Blues
|STRAY STAR - Jesse Robinson's new release
STRAY STAR was produced by Robertinho de Recife one of the Icon’s of Brazil’s
music business. Robertinho is a guitarist, music producer, composer,
instrumentalist and arranger. The CD was recorded in Brazil and in Mississippi with
Mississippi and Brazilian Musicians.
“CLARION LEDGER ARTICLE ABOUT COLLABORATION BETWEEN JESSE AND BRAZIL;
…Jesse Robinson’s CD “Stray Star,” recorded in Jackson and in Rio de Janeiro with
Mississippi and Brazilian artists, is the first product in a project wedding Mississippi
blues with Brazilian poetry. Robinson, who last year performed for millions as a
guest at São Paulo’s huge Virada Cultural festival, tapped talents additional to his
acclaimed and expressive guitar work.”
|GUITAR MIKEY & THE REAL THING
Guitar Mikey & The Real Thing Band
the bill with such artists as The Thunderbirds, John Mayall, Johnny and Edgar Winter and even hard rock bands the likes
of Nazareth. Many Hamilton fans remember the years of Mikey's regular Sunday night where he helped build the
popularity of Hess Village's club, The Gown & Gavel. Here Guitar Mikey would regularly have musicians sit in like
Carey Bell, Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, Eddie Shaw, Luther Tucker,
Don Walsh to name a few.
|Listen to Thats Enough
Roscoe Robinson - million seller
|The Musicians presented offer a wide range of music. Some are
honored to be noted on Mississippi Blues Trail markers. One has
been honored by being inducted into two Gospel Music Hall of
Fame organizations. One has written many hit songs that have
been recorded and rerecorded over and over. All learned their
music from the generation before them. They were either born
in Mississippi or in the deep south or they got their inspiration
from the "Crossroads" so to speak. Many found their early
musical beginnings in the Church. They are comfortable
performing to the largest of audiences or to the smallest groups.
They are songwriters, performers and educators. Most have
traveled extensively performing in clubs and festivals nationally
and internationally. Check them out!
|HEATHER CROSSE & THE SWEETONES
Heather Crosse and the SweeTones perform at some of the most prestigious festivals such as the King Biscuit Festival,
the Sunflower Blues Festival and the Hot Springs Blues Festival. She performed in Canada at The Southside Shuffle.
Heather Crosse with her band The SweeTones is a regular at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. While
performing with her Bass Guitar, she uses her compelling gravelly blues voice to give her audience a dynamite show.
She was part of the Morgan Freeman Blessissippi Concert which included artists such as Marie Muldaur and Bill Payne.
She also opened for Paul Thorne at Ground Zero Blues Club and opened for and backed Bernie Marsden also at Ground
Zero Blues Club. She has shared the stage with musicians such as Bob Margolin and Bob Corritorre.
She gained international stage experience touring for four years with blues musician Super Chikan & the Fighting
Cocks. During her four years touring with international blues musician Super Chikan the tours took them to throughout
the U.S. and Mexico. She also backed Terry Big T Williams at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Presently she is in the process of recording her first CD, but has already released her trademark song called “Why
Does a Woman Need A Bass Guitar”. The song was released on a Blues Women International compilation CD. The song
is being played nationally and internationally on many radio stations.
Check out Heather performing live at Ground Zero. Video playlist at www.youtube.com/deltabluesmama
When she is not performing Heather is a music educator for the Tutwiler Community Education Center. Heather Crosse
lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
|The Hit Song
McCall and Shy
Perry "daughter of
the blues" are