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Summer Fest Month (Newport), Mavis Staples & Blind Boy Fuller

Friday, July 10 and Sunday, July 12

Crossroads kicks off the Summer Festival Month feature with blues from Newport (including Ray Charles and Sleepy John Estes).

The show also marks the birthday of the legendary Mavis Staples with music she did on live albums of her own and recordings she did as part of the Staple Singers – and in hour two of the show, in a special performance from Mavis at Newport.

It’s also the birthday of popular piedmont blues artist Blind Boy Fuller - and there’s new music from Whitney Shay, Cindy Cashdollar, and Jimmy Johnson.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.