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Danny Lancaster of Duck Hill, who learned to play guitar as a boy, will perform Friday night.
Little Willie Farmer, also of Duck Hill, will play Saturday night.
Staff writer

   The Homemade Jamz lead singer, Ryan Perry, says it best in his lyrics to Duck Hill Stomp:
   “Duck Hill, Mississippi, just a hole in the wall, where folks know how to party. Stompin’ on the dance floor, they got their own juke down there.”
   Perry, along with his siblings, Taya and Kyle, who are also his bandmates, are one of the acts who will rock the stage this weekend at the 10th Annual Grassroots Blues Festival.
   Each year blues connoisseurs from as far away as Chicago and California descend on the little town in Montgomery County. They come to enjoy a hearty cross-sampling of the music that  a little more than a century ago rooted up like honeysuckle from the Mississippi soil.
   The Grassroots Blues Festival kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a set by the Kattawar Brothers, followed by Terry “Big T” Williams and Danny Lancaster.
   The fun continues Saturday at 5 p.m. with performances by Bud Leo Welch, Louis “Gear-shifter” Youngblood and Homemade Jamz Blues Band.
   The festival will be held at Elliott Field, approximately four miles off Exit 195 from Interstate 55. A one-day pass is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. A two-day pass is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Passes for children 13 and younger are $1 and $5 for high school students. To purchase advance passes call (662) 565-2478 or (662) 809-7002.
   A 5-K walk starts at 6:30 a.m. in Duck Hill as part of the event. Participation is free.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.

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