Beale Street Caravan

#2331 - R. L. Boyce’s Birthday Picnic

May 13, 2019

This week on Beale Street Caravan we have hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce at his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, Mississippi. Beginning as a youngster in the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with Otha Turner, Boyce is often noted as a protege of blues icon and fellow Como-native Mississippi Fred McDowell. In 2017, his album “Roll and Tumble” was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Blues Album. Listen to R. L., along with the Hurt Family Fife and Drum band, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum band on this week’s episode of Beale Street Caravan.