MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES, INC.
Musician Management / Radio Promotion / Publicity/Festival Booking / Record Label Services
CAT RHODES & THE TRUTH DENNIS JONES JIMMI MAYES DOROTHY MOORE
TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS JOHNNY DRUMMER MICKEY ROGERS BILL HOWLNMADD PERRY
featuring Cat Rhodes & Bryan Morris
Cat Rhodes and The Truth was formed by Grammy nominated drummer Bryan Morris. Cat Rhodes and Bryan Morris each has an outstanding history as professional musicians. Bryan Morris toured with the Blues Music Award winning and 7-time Grammy Nominated Louisiana Blues Man Kenny Neal for over 15 years. Bryan was recently honored by the Mobile, Alabama City Council with Nov. 18, 2019 being proclaimed as Mr. Bryan Morris Day.
Cat Rhodes is a songwriter, model, television personality and producer. She is the host of the popular television show “Cat Traxx” shown in Pensacola. Noted guests such as Bobby Rush have appeared on her show. Cat Rhodes has performed as a guest artist with Kenny Neal while he was touring in Paris, the Caribbean, Florida, and California. Cat Rhodes has also appeared as the opening act for Bryan McKnight whose work earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations. She has also opened for Pebo Bryson, a winner of two Grammy Awards, and for Joan Faulkner who was called "the best black voice in Europe” by Music Producer Frank Farian. Cat Rhodes has also performed with Clarence Carter, Jerry “Ice Man” Butler, the Reggae Festival at the Amphitheater in Louisiana, and a homecoming celebration for B.B. King.
The Truth and Cat Rhodes are noted on a Mississippi Blues Marker located in Pensacola, FL which celebrates Pensacola blues history. The marker is located right outside of the front door of the Five Sisters Blues Café.
From The Melbourne Guitar Show in Australia to the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, Nevada & back to Europe the Dennis Jones Band is on the move.
Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none.
Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues. Dennis has written songs for other notable artists as well.
Festivals & Events
Dennis Jones plays popular and respected Blues Festivals around the US and the world including Mammoth Bluesapalooza, Doheny, New Blues Festival Long Beach, Irvine Lake, Paramount, etc. Overseas Tours include Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Dennis Jones has opened for such greats as Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Dick Dale, and the Experience Hendrix Tour. He performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Pacific, in October, 2014
He spent a few years playing guitar with TheBusBoys (the boys are back in town) and with The Zac Harmon Band, when they won first place in the 2004 Blues Music Awards Competition in Memphis TN.
Since 2003, Dennis Jones has released 6 successful CDs, and a DVD, on his own label, Blue Rock Records. Each and every one of these has met with rave reviews. The August 2018 release, WE3 LIVE, peaked at #3 on Roots Music Report. All of his music is still being played on blues & roots radio stations in the US and around the world.
I'M HAPPY WITH THE ONE I'VE GOT NOW
Dorothy Moore released another fantastic album “Happy with the One I Got Now” - March 27, 2020.
CD Available on Amazon, ITunes and world-wide media sites.
Dorothy Moore has a history of releasing great albums. In 2013 her album “Blues Heart” was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Album of the Year. She also received Blues Music Award nominations for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2013, 2014, and 2016.
Dorothy Moore has released over 15 albums. Dorothy is also a four time Grammy-nominee. Her Misty Blues album has been listened to over 5.7 million times on YouTube and over 1.1 million times on Spotify. She performs rhythm’n blues, soul, and gospel. Dorothy is Moore is a national and international performing legend.
Four Time Grammy Nominated Legend & Multiple Blues Music Award Nominations with several Gold & Platinum Records
Booking Agent - Peggy Brown (Hit The Road Entertainment
THE AMAZING JIMMI MAYES
Vocalist - Drummer - Author - Recording Artist
Available for Symposiums/ Performances
CHICAGO BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
2018 PERFORMED IN ITALY WITH "AN EVENING WITH THE BLUES" AS THE HEADLINER
Jimmi Mayes played and toured with Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Robert Junior Lockwood, and more over the course of his career. He backed Marvin Gaye and later became the bandleader for Joey Dee & the Starliters who had a monster hit the “Peppermint Twist” during the time Jimmi was with them. He became good friends with Jimi Hendrix and eventually he was asked by Jimi Hendrix to record with him. Mayes is on four of Hendrix’s albums. Jimmi Mayes is available to talk about his book and perform. His book was published by University Press in 2014. A review in Blues Blast Magazine says "As you read this book, it is easy to envision the story of Jimmi Mayes being retold on the big screen. All the elements are there for a movie production – the lure of bright lights, compelling music, sex, drugs and plenty of star power. At the end, you wish that Mayes had been more forthcoming with his tales so that the book stretched out for another hundred pages. This fascinating sage makes it clear that Mayes was indeed a sideman to the stars. Definitely recommended!"
TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
(Blues Guitar Player of the Year by the West Coast Blues Society in California, which also enshrined him into their Hall of Fame.)
Terry “Big T” Williams was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He spent his early years on a plantation in Farrell, Mississippi, hearing stories about Muddy Waters attending Sunday picnics in his grandmother’s yard. These influences, as well as the music he was hearing on the radio by musicians such as B.B. King, had an impact on him. At nine, Big T’s father gave him a guitar.
Early on, Terry “Big T” Williams was tutored with blues guitar legend Johnnie Billington who taught Big T the basics and then he learned the rest on the road with blues bands like the Jelly Roll Kings, Welsey 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.
Terry who is the Godson of famed bluesman Big Jack Johnson is the real deal. He has lived more blues than a dozen bluesmen. His biggest influence is probably Big Jack Johnson, who Big T played with for several years in the Delta and on tour.
His recorded legacy includes sessions with blues legends Big Jack Johnson and Lonnie Pitchford as well as albums under his own name, including Meet me in the Cotton Field (2007) which was featured on XM Satellite Radio's Bluesville. He has recorded six CDs.
Terry “Big T” Williams has performed at numerous blues festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington and the Russell City Blues Festival in Oakland, California and the Sunflower River Festival, Clarksdale, Mississippi and at the Pigtown Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.
He records, teaches blues education and performs at festivals, events, clubs and private parties. He is available to perform nationally and internationally.
ABOUT JOHNNY DRUMMER
Johnny Drummer is an International performer who performs consistently in major festivals and shows throughout the world. He is now living in Horn Lake MS after spending many years in Chicago.
Johnny toured in Poland and Finland in 2018 and is a regular at the world renowned Juke Joint “Reds” in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Johnny Drummer says that “he travels by Globe rather than map.”
Travels include acclaimed performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, University of Illinois Blues Festival, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Money Road Festival in Mississippi, and several others in the US, Canada including places such as The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Poland, Quebec, France, and Beirut, Lebanon.
***Noted on a Mississippi Highway Blues Marker in Alligator Mississippi
***Recognized by the City of Chicago for his contribution to Chicago music.
***First Place In The International Songs Writers Competition (2016)
***The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame - Johnny Drummer has been Inducted Twice into The Chicago Blues Hall Of Fame
***Awarded the honor and title “Master Keyboardist, Drummer and Vocalist” in the Fraternal Order of Celestial Musicians sponsored by The Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada
Johnny Drummer won First Place In The International Songs Writers Competition (2016), for his song AIN'T NO SECRET IN A SMALL TOWN, released by Earwig Music on the cd BAD ATTITUDE.
(Jus Blues Award Winner)
Mickey is featured in International and National Blues Magazines such as Rhythm and Blues, UK, IL Blues, Italy, and Big City Blues, US. Mickey Rogers is featured in Living Blues Issue #235 February 2015 with a 5 page story on Mickey written by Margo Cooper.
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 and the Chi-Lites. He spent many years on the road with Tyrone Davis and Bobby Rush. He played with Howlin’ Wolf when he was fifteen at Sylvio’s Lounge in Chicago.
Mickey is honored with a stone Mississippi Walk of Fame in Greenville, Mississippi he and is featured in the Hwy 61 Museum in Leland, MS 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" - Presented to Roosevelt Mickey Rogers, Jr. by Friends of the Festival. Mickey was named Blues Musician of the Year in 2013 by the Mississippi Blues Society of Indianola, Indianola, Mississippi. Mickey is one of the Mississippi Living Legends artists in the H.C. Porter exhibit. He has performed in over 28 countries. Mickey received the Jus' Blues Music Foundation Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award 2019.
BILL HOWL-N-MADD PERRY
(MS Delta Records Recording Artist THE CLARKSDALE SESSIONS (2012)
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry is noted on five Mississippi Blues Markers)
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry is a music veteran and he's been on the scene for 50 years.
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and his daughter Shy Perry have travelled extensively as a duet and full band for years. They were recently one of the main musical acts on the European Blues Cruise 2016 that sailed on the Mediterranean Sea from Marseille, France to Naples, Rome, and Bastia, Italy. Bill and Shy performed in Marseille and had 5 shows on the ship Croisieres De France.
Bill and Shy were on a month long tour where they travelled to Phoenix, AZ and performed at The Rhythm Room, Haywood/Russell Festival in Haywood, CA, and numerous clubs in New Mexico and Colorado. "Perry's guitar gives off a sharp hollow metallic ring like a National on steroids as he brings up all the classic stories of blues, giving each of them a new life and sense of reality."
(Back To The Crossroads) Big City Rhythm and Blues
Howl-N-Madd and Shy Perry were the headline act for "An Evening With The Blues" festival in Bolzano, Italy. They performed to sold out shows and had rave reviews on many radio, newspaper, and television stations like RAI.
Bill HowlNMadd Perry History
Billy Joe Perry (better known as) Howl-N-Madd was born August 20th, 1947 in Tula, MS. Howl-N-Madd's slave ancestors lived in the same shack where he was born. His mother always worked and she carried him on her cotton sack while she picked cotton in the fields long before he could walk. He worked in those same fields picking and chopping cotton. His father was a sharecropper and pulp wood hauler. But his dad's real job was moonshining. Making moonshine was a tradition in Howl-N-Madd's family. His dad, grandfather, and great grandfather made whiskey. That's how Howl-N-Madd got the first guitar he ever owned. His dad won it in a crap game from a man named Ned Bowles, the man who inspired him to play guitar. He never learned how to read music, but did learn how to follow chord charts. Howl-N-Madd's family moved up north to Chicago and that's where he really began to cut his teeth in music.
Howl-N-Madd is noted on 3 Mississippi Blues Markers. The markers are on the Oxford Square, in front of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, and Po' Monkey's located in Merigold, MS. He is also the subject of an exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. He was a music teacher at the Delta Blues Museum for 5 years and he helped educate many young children about the blues.
Bill "Howl-N-Madd Perry"s daugher SHY PERRY plays bass on her keyboard performing and singing with her dad. . Shy Perry won R&B/Soul Artist of the Year at the 2019 Josie Music Awards. Shy is a vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter. She was up for three Josie Awards, including R&B/Soul Vocalist of the Year and Female Album of the Year for “Brand New Day,” her third solo release.