Taos Mesa Brewing will be jukin' Saturday. I know because it says so right here.
Red’s Lounge, the quintessential Mississippi Blues juke joint, is a thousand miles and worlds away from the Taos County Juvenile Detention Center; but on June 14th, the disparate locales connect briefly at the Taos Mesa Brewing Company for the Blues, Brews and Bikes festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Roots and Wires and Taos Mesa Brewing are producing the festival for the benefit of the Freedom in Music Project, an organization that brings hope to at-risk and detained New Mexico youth through music.
In December 2013, the Freedom in Music Project made a modest donation of four classical guitars, tuners, music stands, books and picks to the juvenile detention center in Taos. With the benefits of the festival, FMP programs will grow in Taos and other parts of the state.
Headlining the event is Robert “Bilbo” Walker, a regular at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale, Miss., the heart of the Mississippi Delta blues world. Also making the trip from Clarksdale is Big A, the Juke Joint All Star.