Ron and Carol Marble
Mississippi Delta Blues Inc.
We work to document blues music as it has been performed in juke joints throughout the Mississippi Delta.
Since 2004 we’ve been influential in promoting blues musicians and booking them into clubs and festivals nationally and internationally.
LINK to Interview about Mississippi Delta Blues Inc. Carol and Ron Marble talk to Jim Thorn on "That's What's Happening with Jim Thorn," every weekday from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on WYAB 103.9 FM or stream live at www.wyab.com!
The first musician we worked with was David Lee Durham.
David Lee Durham - never attended school. He could pick 400 pounds of cotton by the age of thirteen. Durham was a self-taught musician. He rigged wire to wall to have some strings to pluck. He was given his first guitar, bought from Sears. He begin to perform around the Delta and eventually he opened for B.B. King at historic Club Ebony in Indianola, MS. He produced an Album and traveled to Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland before his repose. (Rip 2008) We have been honored to work with many outstanding Blues Musicians since 2004.
We have released several albums for the musicians we work with. We have been involved in the recording process in a consulting role and promoting the albums to radio and media sites.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR FESTIVALS, CLUBS, CORPORATE EVENTS, SYMPOSIUMS & WORKSHOPS
MANAGEMENT & BOOKING
Links to B Mo Productions
Links to Dorothy Moore
Mississippi Delta Records
The Mississippi Blues Mamas
CAT RHODES AND THE TRUTH
The Truth featuring Cat Rhodes is noted on the Mississippi Highway Blues Marker in Pensacola, FL. Bryan Morris is Band Director for Cat Rhodes and the Truth and the Producer for their albums. They performed nightly in Destin, Florida as the house band at Graffiti and the Funky Blues Shack until 2022. Presently they are performing nightly throughout the Florida coast area when not at festivals and special events. International Experience. 20 plus years entertaining. Gospel music heritage, blues music historical heritage. Released Blues Sitting On My Doorstep in 2021.
THE AMAZING JIMMI MAYES
Jimmi Mayes in Special Show
with Cat Rhodes and The Truth
Jimmi Mayes talks about recruiting Jimi Hendrix
THE AMAZING JIMMI MAYES
National & International Performing Artist
Vocalist - Drummer - Author - Recording Artist
*CHICAGO BLUES HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
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.
Selected Performances & Symposiums
An Evening With the Blues in Bolzano Italy - Jimmi Mayes headliner for the show
Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas with The Original Legends of the Blues
B.B. King Day at MVSU and B.B. King Museum, Indianola, MS - Featured speaker and performer 2017, 2018 & 2019
Mississippi Book Fair at the Mississippi State Capitol
Featured Symposium Speaker
History is Lunch - William Winter Archives and History Building - Jimmi Mayes talking about his book The Amazing Jimmi Mayes - Sideman To The Stars
BRYAN MORRIS - B Mo PRODUCTIONS LLC
Bryan Morris is the Creative Partner with Cat Rhodes and the Band Leader for Cat Rhodes and The Truth. Bryan Morris has an arsenal of songs he has written throughout the years; Cat Rhodes and The Truth chose his song “I Got It” to release as a single. The single released on Mississippi Delta Records label in March 2021. Credits on the cover list Bryan Morris as the Producer and Arranger, Songwriter and Performer of all music on the tract. Bryan says he is “So proud and thankful to God (Thank You Jesus) to announce the first single to be released under my production company B Mo Productions. In 2021 a full album "Blues Sitting On My Doorstep" was released by Cat Rhodes and the Truth with Bryan Morris as Producer and songwriter for several tracts. Bryan serves in several roles regarding the album. The album "Blues On My Doorstep" is on the Mississippi Delta Record label. Bryan Morris is working as producer for several clients in the Pensacola, Florida area. Bryan Morris along with Fred Wesley are producing a song for a living legend and an accomplished writer and composer Saxophonist Mr. Joe Lewis.
Of note - Bryan along with Cat Rhodes are the producers of the television show Cat Traxx WFBD/Blab TV.
-Agner Swiss made Drumsticks of Switzerland -Lauper Snare Drums of Switzerland
Contact/ Message at : Facebook
Born in Alligator, MS
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.
BILL HOWL-N-MADD PERRY & SHY PERRY
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry is a music veteran and he's been on the scene for 60 years. His career spans across many musical genres, but he's at home with the blues.
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry and 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.
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.
Shy Perry has been exposed to music her entire life. Coming from a musical family, Shy Perry has a 20 year career singing, playing bass keyboard, modeling, and dancing. She has traveled across the United States and to Europe and South America performing. 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.
Mickey Rogers - Jus' Blues Music Foundation Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award 2019
Available for Festivals & Events
Mickey has experience touring nationally & internationally!
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.
TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
Terry “Big T” Williams was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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 was named 2009 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 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.
DOROTHY MOORE PUBLICITY & BOOKING INFORMATION
Dorothy Moore is a legendary Artist with numerous awards and honors. Check her page for a more complete look at her information. New Release in 2020 - I'm Happy With The One I've Got Now. Amazon The legendary Dorothy Moore's "Misty Blue" still tops the charts worldwide. With 18 albums to her credit, Dorothy Moore is a "Bill Board Artist" has Grammy & Blues Music Awards nominations! Dorothy Moore received a Mississippi Hwy Blues Marker in 2022 placed in Jackson, MS on the Jackson State University campus. Booking Agent is Peggy Brown. Available for Booking through Hit The Road Entertainment