The 24th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

May 6, 2017

Festival Pics!

Many thanks to all the wonderful musicians and enthusiastic audience members who came out to this year’s festival.

We had a great time and hope you did too!

Until next year, here are some photos from Gene Driskell, the official photographer of the Blind Willie Blues Festival.



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May 7, 2016

The citizens of Thomson, Georgia, maintain an unusually acute awareness of Blues music and its legacy. As home to influential Bluesman Blind Willie McTell, Thomson celebrates its association with one of America’s most influential musicians annually at the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, promoted by the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT). Born William Samuel McTell in 1901, Blind Willie lost his sight in late childhood, yet earned the status as one of the most accomplished guitarists and lyrical storytellers in Blues history …

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