Grammy Nomination for the Blue Shoe Project, Blues Legends

Album being hailed as one of the top live blues recordings of all-time.

Dallas – The Blue Shoe Project www.BlueShoeProject.org , a nationally-recognized educational charity based in Texas, has received the 2007 Grammy Nomination for the album entitled Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen – Live in Dallas. This album is being hailed as one of the top live blues recordings of all-time. It features stellar musical performances by blues legends Henry James “The Mule” Townsend, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who ranged in age from 89 to 94 years-old at the time of the recording. The concert was preceded by an education program held for several hundred area students participating in a scholarship program sponsored by Blue Shoe. Students were treated to a storyteller performance by these living blues legends, who shared their lives, their experiences and their music. When the concert began, explained Jeff Dyson, founder of The Blue Shoe Project, “The artists were as excited to be there as we were. They were like family members who hadn’t seen each other in years. Once they hit the stage, they blew us away! It was like they were 20 again.” The album includes an impressive 18-page booklet complete with brief artist biographies and a collection of photographs from the event. The album is available through The Blue Shoe Project Web site, www.BlueShoeProject.org, I-Tunes, and CD-Baby.

The mission of The Blue Shoe Project is to ensure that American youth have exposure to the music of the blues, its history and its impact. All proceeds from the album benefit The Blue Shoe Project’s educational programs. Since it was founded in 2004, Blue Shoe has delivered programs to more than 20,000 students in Texas and the Washington D.C. area. Blue Shoe plans to reach more students across the country in coming years. For more information, visit www.BlueShoeProject.org or contact Michael Dyson 817-689-2416 or mike@blueshoeproject.org.

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