Little Walter Music Festival this Weekend in Alexandria

Visit Alexandria/Pineville Area

Alexandria, La. – Blues. It is a feeling. It is music. It is the spirit of Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, who has been coined, “in-arguably the single most influential artist in the history of Blues harmonica,” according to his biographers in Blues With A Feeling: The Little Walter Story.

The man behind the harmonica, the one who is said to have revolutionized the sound of Blues harmonica sounds through amplification, was born in a small Avoyelles Parish town in Central Louisiana. Only a few years old, he and his family moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, where he grew up.

The spirit of Little Walter returned last year to Alexandria by means of a music festival in his honor. The inaugural festival was held in May 2013, at the downtown amphitheater in Alexandria and featured local and regional Blues bands.

The 2014 Little Walter Music Festival will held Saturday, May 24, again…

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