Le festivalle monde du blues
Crissier (CH) & Mississippi reunited

They’re from Mississippi, and they’ve played the Blues Rules Crissier Festival:

– Blues Mother Tupelo (2010 1st time in Europe)
Kenny Brown (2011, 2015 & 2019)
– Reverend John Wilkins (2012 1st time in Switzerland)
– Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star fife and drum band (2012 1st time in Switzerland & 2018)
– Adam Gussow (2012 1st time in Switzerland)
– Robert Belfour (2013 Last time in Europe)
– Lightnin’ Malcolm (2013)
Leo Bud Welch (2014 1st time in Europe & 2016 Last time in Europe)
Kent Burnside (2014 1st time in Switzerland & 2019 & 2022)
– Eric Deaton (2015 1st time in Switzerland & 2022)
– Little Joe Ayers (2015 1st time in Switzerland)
– Bill Abel (2015 1st time in Switzerland)
Alvin Youngblood Hart (2015)
Cedric Burnside & Trenton Ayers (2016 1st time in Switzerland)
Robert Kimbrough Sr. (2017 1st time in Europe)
Cam Kimbrough (2017 1st time in Europe)
Ms. Nickki (2017 1st time in Switzerland)
Mark Muleman Massey (2017 1st time in Europe)
Anthony Big A Sherrod (2018 1st time in Europe)
R.L. Boyce (2018 1st time in Switzerland)
SheWolfe Jones & the Wolfpack (2018 1st time in Europe)
Cedric Burnside Project (2016 & 2019)
– Johnie B. & Queen Iretta Sanders Blues Band Revue (2019 1st time in Europe)
The Como Mamas (2019 1st time in Switzerland)
Libby Rae Watson (2022 1st time in Switzerland)

and more from the South:
– Red Mouth (2010 1st time in Europe)
– Scissormen (2010 & 2011)
– Shake it Like a Caveman (2010)
– Wes Mackey (2010, 2011, 2014)
– Ian Thomas (2010 1st time in Switzerland)
– Joe Troop (2011 1st time in Switzerland)
Reverend Deadeye (2011, 2016 & 2021)
– Bob Log III (2011)
– Possessed by Paul James (2012 & 2018)
– Sarah Savoy (2014 & 2015)
– Scott H. Biram (2015)
Rev. KM Williams (2016)
Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band (2017)
Big Papa Binns (2018 1st time in Switzerland)
– David Evans (2019 1st time in Switzerland)
Archie Lee Hooker (2021)
Zakk & Big Papa Binns (2021 1st time in Switzerland)
Tom Bailey & Emilie Vidrine Cajun Special (2021: put together for the Blues Rules only)
– Memphissippi Sounds (2022 1st time in Europe)

and more from the rest of the USA under this southern influance:
Crushed Out (form. Boom Chick) (2010 1st time in Switzerland & 2017)
– The Black Diamond Heavies (2010 1st time in Switzerland)
– Reid Paley Trio (2010 1st time in Switzerland)
– Hillstomp (2011 1st time in Switzerland)
– Eric McFadden Trio (2011)
– Foghorn String Band (2012)
Molly Gene One Whoaman Band (2012 1st time in Europe, 2016 & 2018)
– Neal Black (2012)
– Keith B. Brown (2012)
– Left Lane Cruiser (2013)
– Ten Foot Polecats (2014 1st time in Europe)
– Eric Bibb (2014)
Mud Morganfield (2015)
Mississippi Gabe Carter (2016 1st time in Switzerland)
Mighty Mo Rodgers (2016 & 2021)
Rev. James Leg (2016)
– The Freight Train Rabbit Killer (2018 1st time in Europe)
– Todd Albright (2019 1st time in Europe)
Trixie & The Trainwrecks (2021)
Little Victor’s Juke Joint (2021)

The concept for the Blues Rules Crissier Festival was form at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic in 2008 when Festival Coordinator Vincent Delsupexhe attended the Picnic and wanted to take the Picnic feel back to Europe. Blues Rules was worked diligently to promote the North Mississippi Hill Country blues through its festival and continued to coordinate with the North MS Hill Country Picnic festival coordinators to bring traditional hill country performs to his festival.

– Sara & Kenny Brown

Vincent & the Blues Rules are cultivating a beautiful path for  music to cross the Atlantic. The Mississippi musical vibration captivates and informs both the unsuspected and already passionate listeners.
Vincent and the festival select performers which embrace the emotion and style of the genere from Past, Present, and Future.
Vincent and I first met at the Hill Country Picnic in Holly Springs, Mississippi a few years back. He was there researching, exploring, documenting and loving the Mississippi blues. Since then, I have proudly been a performer on the First Edition of The Blues Rules Festival…  Vincent and I have had some great times exchanging stories, sounds, instruments & great food! I consider him to be a life long friend and fellow lover of the music which brought us together…

– Blake Burris / Shake it like a Caveman One Man Band

Blues Rules and Crissier, with its welcoming and supportive local government and merchant base, and wonderful community volunteers, has wholeheartedly embraced the music that sprang from the Mississippi Delta and Hill County and waves the flag for it 365 days a year — not just during the annual weekend long festival.
The festival has been a source of income, support and a European springboard for a wealth of artists from Mississippi as well as artists influenced by the sound and spirit of the great music from the Magnolia State — including me and my internationally touring band Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen. Mississippi blues performers at Blues Rules have included Kenny Brown, Kent Burnside, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Blue Mother Tupelo, Robert Belfour and Bud Welch, among others. The festival’s slogan is “where the Mississippi meets the Leman Lake,” referring to the large body of water in nearby Geneva.
When it comes to Mississippi blues, Crissier and Blues Rules are among the few literally putting their money where their mouths are in a meaningful way. People come to Blues Rules from all across Europe and leave having a better understanding of the music that emerged from the land where the blues began.

– Ted Drozdowski – Scissormen


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