Sunday, February 21 on The Mulberry Tree

Hello,

I'll be acknowledging and celebrating the folk singer-songwriters and musicians that will be part of my Black History Month edition of The Mulberry Tree this Sunday, February 21. I really enjoyed putting the playlist together for us to share for an hour around the tree.  Here's the list of musicians who will grace the airwaves this Sunday, which includes Jesse Fuller’s San Francisco Bay Blues.  His song has been recorded and covered by musicians too numerous to name.  What a joy to see him perform it himself in this week’s sneak peek playlist video, recorded in 1968!

Mavis Staples 

Jesse Fuller -Click here to enjoy Jesse's "San Francisco Bay Blues" recorded in 1968

Richie Havens 

The Chambers Brothers 

Tom Wood 

Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten 

Brenda Evans (Libba Cotten’s great Granddaughter)

Ben and Ellen Harper 

Eric and Leon Bibb 

Carolina Chocolate Drops 

Vance Gilbert 

Valerie June 

Jin J X 

Toshi Reagan

The Mulberry Tree airs on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. CST on KSMU 91.1 FM, Springfield Missouri's NPR affiliate station, and also at the following locations: Branson - 90.5, West Plains - 90.3, Mountain Grove - 88.7 Joplin - 98.9 and Neosho - 103.7. AND we also stream live at ksmu.org.                                                  

Meet you on the airwaves!                                                  

Emily

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