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Mississippi Heat, Kevin Burt ‘Rockin’ in the Blue Year’

Dec 22, 2017

The Southeast Iowa Blues Society welcomes Mississippi Heat and Kevin “BF” Burt, to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center for a night of award-winning blues music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Its motto is “Traditional Blues With A Unique Sound” as it presents fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.

Mississippi Heat’s name is a reflection of Lacocque’s reverence for Mississippi’s blues culture and music. The band’s conviction is that there is no deeper music than Delta-inspired blues to express what lies in everyone’s soul. The group has received worldwide critical acclaim, including from Living Blues Magazine: “Mississippi Heat delivers its traditional urban blues with a freshness, energy and competence that makes them a treasure on today’s Chicago scene.”

Mississippi Heat’s 2017 album “Cab Driving Man” was named Best Traditional Blues Album by Blues Blast Magazine.

Opening “Rockin’ in the Blue Year” is Kevin “BF” Burt, the recent winner of the Iowa Single/Duo Blues Challenge.

Burt has been writing and playing Blues music for over two decades in the U.S. and Europe. His audiences are always amazed at the incredible music one blues man can create by himself. His soulful voice combined with his creative blues licks are not to be missed.

Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets and tickets for Southeast Iowa Blues Society members are $18. Tickets at the door are $20. Tickets will be available at Classic 96 Radio on the square in Fairfield, at Morgan’s Corner Bar and Grill in Ottumwa, the Guitar Farm in New London, Weird Harold’s Records in Burlington and the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center at www.FairfieldACC.com or 472-2787. For will-call tickets, call 919-7477.

Visit the following websites for more information on “Rockin’ in the Blue Year” at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center: http://mississippiheat.net; https://www.facebook.com/bfsblues/; and http://southeastiowabluessociety.org/.

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