Smokehouse and Mamie Porter


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The 2018 Slim Harpo Music Award recipients, Smokehouse Porter and his wife Mamie Porter perform a unique combination of Swamp and Mississippi Delta Blues. Through his association with blues greats such as Tabby Thomas, Arthur Guitar Kelley, and Silas Hogan, Smokehouse learned what he refers to as the Gutbucket Blues. Mamie Bennett Porter, or, Miss Mamie, is a true blues woman whose singing and songwriting are second-to-none. Together they are known as the King and Queen of the Gutbucket Blues.



12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Entertainment Stage




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