SOURCE: Delta Cultural Center

June 05, 2009 14:58 ET

Jimbo Mathus Headlines DCC's Annual Mother's Best Music Fest on Saturday, June 6

HELENA-WEST HELENA, AK--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - Jimbo Mathus, considered among today's most exciting voices in independent music, will headline the Fourth Annual Mother's Best Music Fest on Saturday, June 6, at the Cherry Street Pavilion in historic downtown Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Events are slated from noon to 9:30 p.m. Admission to the festival, presented by the Delta Cultural Center, is free; the public is welcome and warmly encouraged to attend.

Also performing will be Dave Riley & Sam Carr, Steve Cheseborough, C.W. Gatlin, Essie "Blues Lady" Neal, Sterling Billingsley, The Robert Hill Band, Vince Cheney, Donna Herula, and the Live Wire Band.

Mother's Best Music Fest offers an eclectic take on the variety of music produced throughout the Delta, from its blues to its rockabilly, country, and Americana sounds. The festival takes its name from a 1940s radio show on Helena station KFFA 1360-AM that featured musical innovators from throughout the Delta, including Doctor Isaiah Ross.

Mathus of Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a man of many hats -- singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer -- and has released several solo discs including the recent "Jimmy the Kid." He is also well-remembered as a guitarist and founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, the 1990s hot jazz band.

Drummer Sam Carr is legendary among Delta blues musicians and fans. In addition to founding the Jelly Roll Kings with Frank Frost and Big Jack Johnson, he has played and recorded with luminaries including Buddy Guy, Lonnie Shields, T-Model Ford, and Cedell Davis. His Mother's Best performance pairs him again with vocalist and guitarist Dave Riley, with whom he cut 2001's "Whiskey, Money & Women" on the Fedora label.

For more information, interested persons can call the Delta Cultural Center toll free at (800)-358-0972 or visit the DCC online at www.deltaculturalcenter.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Thomas Jacques
    (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972