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Lonesome Blues


" A dynamic and rewarding evening in the theatre!" - Show Showdown

"Akin Babatundé is OUTSTANDING!" - Theater Pizzazz

"Powerhouse Vocals!" - DC Metro Theater Arts

" A Tour de Force Performance!"- Wolf Entertainment

"Lonesome Blues impresses one mightily with the scope and feeling of its subject’s art. Blind Lemon’s expressions of the highs and lows of his own humanity should make even the most lonesome in his audience feel less so." - Ron Cohen

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Lonesome Blues
World Premiere at the York Theatre Company, June 12-July 1, 2018

Lonesome Blues is the celebration of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind, but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music. Discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas in 1925, Jefferson made more than 80 records over the next four years, becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, . . .

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