The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival returns for its 23rd year to Thomson, Georgia, just 30 miles west of Augusta, on Saturday, May 7th.
The annual music festival, named in honor of blues legend Blind Willie McTell (1898-1959), who was born in Thomson, presents an assortment of roots and blues acts from around the country, along with regional food dishes from local vendors. This year’s performers include Ronnie Earl (New York City), Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Woodstock, New York), The Cash Box Kings (Chicago), The Deslondes (New Orleans), Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (Los Angeles) and Atlanta’s Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express.
Attendees arriving the Friday night before the festival can enjoy a screening of Blind Willie’s Blues, a documentary about the festival namesake’s life and music, at the Thomson Depot free of charge.
For more information, visit blindwillie.com.