At the first Tamale Fest

King Edward - Tamale Fest

King Edward – Tamale Fest

The King Edward Band featuring King Edward, Carty McMullen on keys and vocals, Abdul Rasheed on bass and vocals, and Rick Lewis on drums performed for the first ever Tamale Festival, Jackson, Mississippi, at the Mississippi Coliseum. The band played an up-tempo blues show for the appreciative crowd.

These artists are all members of the Central Mississippi Blues Society and were regular performers at the legendary Subway Lounge, Jackson. They were also featured in the documentary the Last of the Mississippi Jukes.

More pictures in the gallery.

Jammin’ international

Abdul Rasheed Rick Lewis King Edward - International Jam

Abdul Rasheed, Rick Lewis and King Edward – International Jam

King Edward, along with Rick Lewis and Abdul Rasheed, hosted an International Blues Jam in partnership with the Central Mississippi Blues Society. The jam was sponsored by the tour from Norway lead by Rolf Mathisen and was held at Hal & Mal’s, Jackson, Mississippi.

The Belgian Bike Tour joined in the event so there were musicians from Norway, Belgium and Mississippi playing together to truly make the event an International Blues Jam.