Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Hits The Road with Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson and Del Rey

Multi award nominated and critically acclaimed tribute to the legendary Mississippi Sheiks, Things About Comin’ My Way comes to Kelowna

Jan 27 @ The Rotary Centre for the Arts – 7:30 pm Tix $30 adults / $10 students


The Mississippi Sheiks were a groundbreaking string-band that recorded throughout the 1930’s. Essentially a family band, the founding members of the Chatmon family, plus their friend Walter Vinson, created some of the most stirring ensemble music of the era. They were a top selling act, and were one of the first acts that appealed to both white and black audiences in the south—no small feat in those days! They performed for President Roosevelt, and played countless barn dances, juke joints, house parties, concerts, and anywhere else that would have them.

In 2009, Steve Dawson put together the award-winning “Things About Comin’ My Way”—a Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks. 17 artists performed 17 songs re-imagined in a modern context. The CD led to a large concert in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, which spawned the DVD “Live in Vancouver”.

Steve Dawson has again assembled a crack house-band to guide you through some of the greatest music you’ve never heard. The featured artists are some of the greatest in the blues genre, so the music you’ll hear at this concert will be an incredible and unique experience and will incorporate this great material with some spontaneous collaboration.

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