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Fruteland Jackson, Blues historian

26 Feb Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Fruteland Jackson, Blues historian

FrutelandAuthor, storyteller and oral historian, Fruteland Jackson grew up on Chicago’s West side. He’s a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive award. Fruteland performs Americana; acoustic blues, folk, traditional and singer-songwriter styles from around the world.

Fruteland plays guitar with a focus on pre-war and post-war blues ranging from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy to Etta Baker, plus his personal interpretations. He studies mandolin, lap steel and the bowed psaltery. He has published an instructional book on Delta Blues.

As an Oral Historian, he has taken his extensive knowledge of Blues history to schools, colleges and universities across the US. Fruteland is the creator of the award winning “All About The Blues” series Blues in the Schools programs where he currently presents to some 50,000 students annually in the classroom.
Fruteland is a consistent crowd pleaser. He has a style that puts people at ease and they enjoy his presentation of music and humor.

Fruteland is the recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Folk/Ethnic Heritage Award the “Keeping the Blues Alive” for Blues in Education. He presents programs at civic, cultural and educational venues.

visit his website at Fruteland Jackson