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New York Guitar Festival Pays Tribute to Blues Pioneer Memphis Minnie

Free concert is set for June 1 in Manhattan

New York Guitar Festival kicks off 20th anniversary celebration with tribute to blues legend Memphis Minnie

The 20th anniversary of the New York Guitar Festival will honor Memphis Minnie one of the instrument’s pivotal, but often overlooked, performers with a free concert on June 1 at Brookfield Place in Manhattan.

Memphis Minnie pioneered the Delta blues style and also impacted the electric blues. Her recordings helped define a sound that influenced Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and the Rolling Stones.

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