PERFORMERS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Musicians Honored by their Peers Nationally & Internationally
Musicians with International and Regional Experience
*Noted on a Mississippi Highway Blues Marker in Alligator Mississippi
*Johnny Drummer has been Inducted Twice into The Chicago Blues Hall Of Fame.
*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 album BAD ATTITUDE.
*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 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. He is a regular performing at the world renowned Juke Joint “Reds” in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Johnny Drummer says that “he travels by Globe rather than map.” Johnny toured in Poland and Finland in 2018.
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.
THE AMAZING JIMMI MAYES
*National & International Performing Artist
*Vocalist - Drummer - Author - Recording Artist
*Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
*On four of Jimi Hendrix albums
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
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
Jimmi Mayes - Headliner at An Evening With The Blues, Bolzano, Italy 2018
Jus Blues Foundation Bobby Rush Lifetime Blues Entertainers Award 2019.
Mickey is honored with a stone Mississippi Walk of Fame in Greenville, Mississippi and he
and is featured in the Hwy 61 Museum in Leland, MS
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.
Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi" when he 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 has opened for B.B. King at Club Ebony in Indianola, MS; he has performed at the B.B. King Blues Festival in Indianola, MS. Mickey performed at the Morgan Freeman “Blessissippi” concert at Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS. Mickey performed on the Mississippi stage at The Chicago Blues Festival 2018. Mickey performs regularly at Festivals, Parties and Special Event.
TERRY BIGT WILLIAMS
Big T was named "Blues Guitar Player of the Year" by the Bay Area Blues Society's West Coast Hall Of Fame. He is also in the West Coast Blues Society's 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.
Big T has sat in with Albert King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and CeDell Davis. He is the Godson of famed bluesman Big Jack Johnson. At nine, Big T’s father gave him a guitar. He was twelve years old when the Jelly Roll Kings (Big Jack Johnson, Frank Frost and Sam Carr) took him under their wing and eventually took him on the road all over the world.
Terry “Big T” Williams was born in Clarksdale, MS. He records, teaches blues education and performs at festivals, events, clubs and private parties. He has recorded several CDs.
2018 Terry Big T Williams performed at the Sunflower River Festival in Clarksdale, MS and the Pigtown Festival in Baltimore Maryland. He performs regularly at the historic blues club REDS in Clarksdale, MS and is a regular performer at many Mississippi Festivals.
BILL HOWLNMADD PERRY & SHY PERRY
*Featured on three Mississippi Hwy Blues Markers
*Featured in The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry has performed nationally and internationally for many years. HowlNMadd and Shy Perry were the headline act for "An Evening with The Blues" festival in Bolzano, Italy and other international festivals. They have crossed the United States many times performing at well-known blues clubs, as well as doing their show at Lincoln Center. Howl-N-Madd was in the movie thriller “Way Of War” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. He was in an episode of The Gene Simmons Family Jewels where he played the devil at the crossroads. He and Shy tour nationally and internationally. Bill has released several albums which continue to be played worldwide. Shy has released her debut album Brand New Day in 2018 which has been received enthusiastically by radios and reviewer around the world.
Perry was born in rural Lafayette County; his father was a cotton sharecropper and moonshiner–”a country hustler,” according to his son–and young Bill Perry spent his share of time in the fields. He moved to Chicago as a young man and spent time in the clubs listening to Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Mighty Joe Young.
Early in his career Bill spent time in Chicago writing for musicians such as Little Johnny Taylor, Ted Taylor, and Cash McCall. He worked for Phil chess as a studio musician and for Stan Lewis writing for Jewel Paula Records. Bill did a stint writing for J.J. Taylor on a Willie Dixon Label. Later Bill joined Little Milton’s band and then started his own band.
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.
One of L.A.’s truly “elite" bass players and band leaders.
*Musician/Vocalist on the Grammy Award-Winning Recording
Please Don’t Be Dead(Fantastic Negrito)
*Musician on the Grammy Award-Winning Recording The Last Days of Oakland (Fantastic Negrito)
Based in Los Angeles, California
Cornelius is bass guitarist at Dennis Jones Band and Program Director at The Roderick D. Jones Memorial Scholarship Foundation. He He is also Band Leader at Corney Mims & The Knowitallz.
Cornelius was raised in the Mississippi Delta in Belzoni, Mississippi and has lived and worked in Los Angeles for many years. His career has taken him all over the world and as a famed bass player and also multi-instrumentalist,
Cornelius Mims work is heard from Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and the MSXII Soulful Stems Series, just to name few. Cornelius has actually had his talents throughout the most classic records all of us have heard including two Grammy albums by Fantastic Negrito. The critically acclaimed 2016 debut album The Last Days Of Oakland (recipient of a Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Award and Fantastic Negrito’s Grammy album Please Don't Be Dead.
(Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. is seeking Mississippi Festivals & Workshops for Dennis Jones)
Lives in Los Angeles, California
From The Melbourne Guitar Show in Australia to the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, Nevada & back to Europe in January 2020, Dennis Jones Band is on the move.
Dennis Jones - Blues You Can Rock To
Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!
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. And he isn’t afraid to tackle the controversial issues of today. Dennis Jones writes songs for other notable artists as well. The Dennis Jones Band members are Guitar & Vocals / Dennis Jones; Bass / Corney Mims; Drums / Raymond Johnson.
The Dennis Jones Band has a heavy schedule touring throughout the United States and Internationally.
(Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc. is seeking Mississippi Festivals & Workshops for Billy Branch)
"Billy has played on over 150 different recordings, including 12 under his own name. He's recorded with Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Lou Rawls, Koko Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Honeyboy Edwards, Syl Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, and Taj Mahal, just to name a few. In addition, he has received three Grammy nominations (losing one nomination to BB King and Eric Clapton).
Lives in Chicago, IL
He served two consecutive terms on the Grammy Board of Governors, and founded the Grammy Blues Committee. In addition, he has won multiple W.C. Handy Awards from the Blues Foundation, an Emmy Award, an Addy Award (this is like an Oscar for TV ads), two Chicago Music Awards, and numerous humanitarian achievement awards. Billy Branch has become the ambassador of the Chicago Blues. During his 6 week tour of Turkey, he represented the USA in Turkey’s Parliament, teaching political party leaders to play harmonica! Thousands of fans showed up every night of the week to experience the authentic Chicago Blues! He and his band, the Sons of Blues have delivered this cultural legacy around the world, having made over 70 international tours. The 2007 Chicago Blues Festival honored the thirtieth anniversary of Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with a 3 hour performance. In fact, they also headlined the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival. Billy is a Blues education pioneer. He was one of the first artists to develop a Blues in the Schools curriculum. Since 1978, in addition to recording and performing, he's taught thousands of children around the world. His internationally recognized “Blues in Schools Program,” is committed to teaching both young and old about the Blues as the roots of America's music. He has brought his interdisciplinary program to Europe, South America, Asia, and most recently to Mexico where he taught his two week program in Spanish. In addition he teaches in the Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project."
Information is from the Billy Branch website at
Billy Branch has taught Blues In The Schools in the Mississippi Delta to enthusiastic students from the youngest to the oldest. Mississippi Delta Blues Inc. welcomes inquiries regarding having Billy Branch in Mississippi performing and teaching.
THE LEGENDARY ROSCOE ROBINSON
Inducted Twice into the AMERICAN QUARTET HALL OF FAME - Once with The Original Five Blind Boys
of Mississippi and once with the The Blind Boys of Alabama
He had a MILLION SELLER R&B HIT in 1963 "That's Enough"
After many years of singing with the “Original Five Blind Boys of Mississippi,” he started singing with the Grammy award-winning“Blind Boys of Alabama.” He his first recording experience was in Jackson, Mississippi at Trumpet Records. Roscoe Robinson's extensive discography is found on All Music
Lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
His first million seller was “That’s Enough” on the Scepter Label recorded in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to have follow-up hits with “A Thousand Rivers” and “Do It Right Now.” He has sung with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks of the
Temptations, Patti LaBelle, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, and many others. His gospel hits include “Sending Up My Timber”, "Lord You’ve Been Good To Me”, and “Father I Stretch My Hand Up to Thee”.
2014 Roscoe Robinson released GOD'S LOVE LIFTED ME HIGHER with Mississippi Delta Records.
2018 ROSCOE RELEASED TWO NEW TRACKS ON ABKCO RECORDS.
Reflective of his spiritual recordings is (“Turn Right and Go Straight”) and of his secular recording is (“We Got A Good Thing Goin’”).