I’m delighted to have been asked to play at this festival again this year. Here’s the Press Release with details. TOMMY JOHNSON MEMORIAL BLUES EVENTS COMING TO JACKSON AND CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MISS… For Immediate Release! September 7, 2007 Contact: Vera Johnson-Collins, President, The Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation, P. O. Box 481, Crystal Springs, MS 39059, Phone: 601/665-4751, E-Mail: Vera3332@netscape.net, Web Site: www.tommyjohnsonblues.com Crystal Springs, MS - The Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation is pleased to announce it's Second Annual Reception and Blues Festival. This year's Festival promises to be a fun-filled day for the entire family. Local vendors will be on hand to showcase their products. Our concert stage will be graced by some of the finest Blues and R&B Performers around and there will be activities to keep the children entertained. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors. The Festivities will take place on October 19th and October 20th in Jackson and Crystal Springs respectively. Tommy Johnson was a native of Crystal Springs and many of Johnson's family members reside in Crystal Springs. It is fitting and proper that we celebrate Tommy Johnson and his musical legacy in the place that he called home Crystal Springs. As we celebrate Tommy's life and his musical accomplishments, we must also acknowledge the foundation's primary goal. The primary goal of the Tommy Johnson Blues Foundation is to raise funds to meet the cost of reopening Warm Springs Cemetery. Tommy Johnson has lain in an unmarked grave in this cemetery for more than half a century. Blues lovers from around the world (along with Tommy's family) eagerly await the day when they will finally be able to visit the grave of the Legendary Bluesman. THE RECEPTION Friday, October 19, 2007 Meet & Greet Hour (immediately 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm following the Reception) Jackson Medical Mall Edison Walthall Hotel 350 Woodrow Wilson Dr. 225 East Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39213 Jackson, MS 39201 Phone: 601/948-6161 THE FESTIVAL and CONCERT Saturday, October 20, 2007 10:30 am until 6:00 pm The National Guard Armory 609 N. Jackson St. off Highway 27 East Admission: Adults: $10.00 Children: $5.00 (Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase from local vendors). ACOUSTIC 10:30 am to 12:00 noon Bob Long, Bill Abel, Ben Payton, Charley Taylor, Jr. RHYTHM & BLUES 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Louis Gearshifter Youngblood, Little Lee THE BLUES 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Jesse Robinson, Willie King, J. T. Watkins Vera adds that It is a real treat to have a Johnson family member, Charley Taylor, Jr. perform for us.  Charley is the son of the late Charley Taylor, Sr. and Clanie Mae Ross Taylor. Charley 44 Taylor, Sr. was the first cousin of Tommy Johnson. Charley 44 and his brother, Willis often performed with Tommy. (For complete bios on all performers, please visit: http://www.tommyjohnsonblues.com)