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Forum staff reports, Published March 19 2009

Landreth, Sumlin to headline Fargo Blues Festival

Louisiana slide guitarist Sonny Landreth and former Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters guitarist Hubert Sumlin headline this summer’s two-day Fargo Blues Festival.

The July 31 lineup features Landreth, Watermelon Slim and the Workers, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Lamont Cranston, T Albert Lloyd and Stagedoor Johnny.

The next day, Aug. 1, Sumlin and harmonica player Willie “Big Eyes” Smith top a lineup that also features Indigenous, the Kelly Richey Band, Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants, Lil’ Dave Thompson and Brandon Scott Sellner.

Two-day early bird tickets are available for $27, and $77 backstage passes are also available at Mother’s Records. For more information got to www.fargobluesfest.com or call (218) 287-7775.