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John Mooney & Marc Stone

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Master slide guitarist JOHN MOONEY is revered worldwide as one of THE keepers of the flame for the Delta Blues legacy of Son House, who was mentor to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Mooney started his career as a teenager playing with Son House in Rochester, NY. In 1976 Mooney moved to New Orleans and immersed himself in the city’s vibrant music scene. John regularly played with the likes of Earl King, The Meters, Snooks Eaglin, and the man who was to influence his music greatly, the father of New Orleans piano, Professor Longhair.

Roots Music guitarist MARC STONE was nominated New Orleans' Best Blues Artist in 2018 by OffBeat Magazine. He's released three acclaimed solo albums played with many of the greats of Blues, RnB and Funk including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Marva Wright, Leo Nocentelli, Benny Turner and Henry Gray.

Our favorite bluesmen are going to kick off GEM FEST 2019 in the coolest way possible, and get you ready for 11 days worth of incredible music. Are you ready???

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