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Bill Abel

  • Southbound Tavern 233 Cherry Street Helena, AR, 72342 United States (map)

Singer and guitar player Bill Abel is a torch bearer of the gritty unorthodoxed modern day juke joint sound that originates from the Mississippi Delta. Born and raised in the small delta town of Belzoni, Bill learned his blues first hand from the musicians he played with which are a who's who list of delta legends that include Paul “Wine Jones”, Cadillac John Nolden, T Model Ford, Honey Boy Edwards and many others. He defies most blues categories with a hard driving electrified country blues, a sound that is rarely heard today. His guitar playing has been featured on award winning blues projects with artist such as Hubert Sumlin, Big George Brock, T Model Ford and a host of others which include the Broke and Hungry and Cathead records roster. A Mainstay on the Delta scene for 30 years, Bill has played on more than 20 records including his most recent recording, Celestial Train, 2015.


Later Event: June 1
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