Nearly two hundred people were singing the blues recently for the first Blues and Old School Festival at The Farm.
"I've been to many music festivals, and this one was over the top," said Julie Vogel, Cultural Crossroads board member.
Among the musicians and singers performing was Dorothy Prime.
Prime has been singing for 45 years and has performed with Johnny Taylor, Ike and Tina Turner, and BB King.
Her most recent engagement included assisting Eric Clapton with his latest album.
The Homer native, who sells cars for Harper Motors in Minden, toured in Italy and London and has two top hits, "Find Yourself" and "Alcohol Blues."
Other musicians highlighted included Angela Mills, Hollywood Hayes of Houston, Texas, Derrick Rick, Ceasar Calloway, and Clinton Keener while the house band "Dat Band" accompanied many of the singers.
The first Blues Festival was produced by the Penal Farm Road Entertainment LLC of Minden. The group is already working on next year's festival.
The Penal Farm Road Entertainment Co. will join forces with Cultural Crossroads this spring to assist in the production of the second annual Pearl Fest to be held at the Farm, on the corner of Talton and E. Union streets.
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