Lil’ Jimmy Reed Plays Rio’s Mississippi Delta Blues Bar Tonight

After dropping in on the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' Lil' Jimmy Reed is also set to head down the coast to play Arraial do Cabo Jazz & Blues Festival, which runs from July 28th - 30th.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Legendary Louisiana Bluesman Lil’ Jimmy Reed arrives in Rio on Wednesday, July 18th, to play the Mississippi Delta Blues Bar in Gamboa. At eighty years of age, Lil’ Jimmy Reed is one of the last few truly legendary bluesmen still actively touring the world, so this will be a delight for any fans of live blues music.

Leon Atkins, aka Lil’ Jimmy Reed, is world famous for his accomplished guitar playing, gravelly vocals and the beautiful sound of his harmonica. Hardly short in stature, Lil’ Jimmy is a tall, lean, charismatic . . .

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