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HARMONICA RUMBLE A Tribute To Peg Leg Sam Thursday Mar 19th 2015 7:30pm
Peg Leg Sam
was an American country blues harmonicist,
singer and comedian who began his career working in traveling medicine shows.
He gained his nickname following an accident
whilst hoboing in 1930.
Tonight we celebrate his life and music with a
special concert and documentary film.
Featured Performers Include
by Freddie Vanderford (Harp)
Paco Shipp (Harp),
Garry Segal (Harp),
Jeff Sipes (Drums),
Mark McDaniel (Bass & Keys),
Austin Brashier (Guitar), and
Max Hightower (Harp, Keys).
A DOCUMENTARY FILM
will be shown just prior to the music
A portrait of Arthur "Peg Leg Sam" Jackson --black harmonica player, singer, and comedian who made his living "busking" on the street and performing in patent-medicine shows touring southern towns. Footage includes excerpts from one of his last medicine shows, videotaped at a county fair in 1972, and material filmed near his home in South Carolina in 1975. The performance includes harmonica solos, songs, a parody of a chanted sermon, folktales and reminiscences, and three buck dances.
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