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Steve Cheseborough

Portrait of Steve Cheseborough

Steve Cheseborough is a “cult” figure among aficionados of 1920s-30s-style blues. His chilling re-creations of Bo Carter, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and other early blues masters turn any setting into a juke joint. Steve is a respected authority on the blues, as author of the acclaimed guidebook Blues Traveling: the Holy Sites of Delta Blues, and a contributor to Living Blues, Acoustic Guitar and other publications. He appeared in the documentary Last of the Mississippi Jukes, also featuring Morgan Freeman and Chris Thomas King. He holds a master’s in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, and has lectured on blues topics at academic conferences. His performances on riverboats and at festivals, museums, juke joints and private events combine stories, history and live performance.

Performed in: 2017, 2018