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The Blues with Fruteland Jackson

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May 15, 2022 ∙ 2:00 - 3:00pm
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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Adult
Registration opens on Friday, April 15 2022 at 9am
Add to Calendar 2022-05-15 14:00:00 2022-05-15 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Blues with Fruteland Jackson Enjoy an afternoon of traditional acoustic blues with musician, author, storyteller, and oral historian Fruteland Jackson. Signup required. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org
The Blues with Fruteland Jackson

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Performer Bio: Fruteland Jackson is a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award. Fruteland performs Americana, acoustic blues, folk traditional and singer-songwriter styles around the world. He is also the creator of the award-winning Blues in the Schools programs and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award. 

Electro-Fi recording artist Fruteland Jackson is a HistoryMaker (www.thehistorymakers.com).

Jackson is a musician, author, storyteller, and oral historian. He is a five-time Blues Music Award Nominee and recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award.  He plays traditional acoustic blues and other music from the heart. Since 1992 he has presented the award-winning *All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs. His program motto is "Try, Trust, and Triumph." Fruteland works to bring more music education to our schools.
 
 Fruteland plays acoustic guitar, focusing on pre-war and post-war blues ranging from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzey to Memphis Minnie and Elizabeth Cotton, ragtime, and other blues styles. 
 
 Fruteland latest CD," Good as Your Last Dollar," was nominated for BMA in 2020 for Best Acoustic Album and Best Acoustic Artist on Electro-Fi Records.
 
 Fruteland debuted his new Storyteller CD release" Singing the Blues with Stories Vol. I" in 2011. This CD Includes Stewball (The Blind Racehorse and The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson. Available for download at CD Baby.com – IT Records
 
  "Fruteland Jackson is foremost an entertainer, a man who knows how to tell a compelling story, how to mesmerize an audience with his tangy tales, to make them laugh." "He knows who he is. He toured with Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr., and Homesick James. He is an artist." – Living Blues Magazine - Ask Alexa to Play Fruteland Jackson's new CD. 

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