Saturday, September 14 at 3 pm (Blues Stage)
Sunday, September 15 at 5:30 pm (Blues Stage)
Dallas blues woman Cookie McGee’s no fool. She grew up next door to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Freddie King and learned everything she could from the blues legend. She started playing guitar at the age of five, so the interest and talent were already there. Those skills afforded her a career in music though she endured frustrations with the business side of things and was also pulled away so she could care for her elderly parents. Her Texas-style blues guitar is searing and unmistakable, a sound that drew the attention of Music Maker Relief Foundation, which helped get heat in her house as winter was coming on. As MMRF founder Tim Duffy said, “When I first watched that video of Cookie McGee, I was floored. That’s raw blues straight out of the heart of Texas and when we learned she needed help there was no hesitation to assist her. Cookie is one of the most important living blues women.” You’ll be floored, too.