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Texas Boogie King

Bryan Texas Blues Festival

Bryan Texas Blues Festival - B-CS embraces its blues culture!
June 15 & 16

It had to happen... after seventeen years promoting the Navasota Bluesfest, that some neighboring town would pick up on our success. And so be it, it can only strengthen our claim as the "Blues Capital of Texas"!

Nat Dove, from nearby Mumford, Texas, is called the Texas Boogie King. Announcing the inaugural Bryan Texas Blues Festival and Celebration. My friend Nat Dove and some of his old Bryan blues buds have put together a show that will make history, and start a Brazos Valley tradition, as it showcases the world class blues talent that was spawned right here.

Nat is perhaps one of the most accomplished and world travelled blues artists in the country, and he has hand-picked a select, home-grown line up that will surely ring a wake up call to the Bryan-College Station community. AND THE ADMISSION IS FREE! FRIDAY 6:00 PM... at the Palace Amphitheater (105 S. Main St.) SAT 6:00 PM... NAT DOVE... DONALD RAY JOHNSON... DAMU SUDI ALII... WILLIAM WALKER... and SUNNY NASH!

All of these artists have lived in Bryan at one time or another, and several now live and perform in California, where blues is greatly appreciated. After this show, B-CS will not only know that they too are blues towns, but they will know that that is a good thing. Nat Dove, the festival coordinator says that the true history of Texas blues began in Bryan and Brazos County. I don't know if that is true or not, (some of us think it started downriver a bit) but this show will certainly become an exciting moment in that history. Everyone should come out and support these artists as it shapes into a real Brazos blues homecoming. Saturday morning there will be a parade at 9:30 starting in front of G. W. Carver School (on MLK) and ending at Sadie Thomas Park. There will be a presentation at the Brazos Valley African American Museum with a following Q and A with some of the musicians at the museum.