The seventh annual King Biscuit Blues Festival's “Call and Response, The Blues Symposium” took place on October 7, 2017, in Helena, Arkansas. The two-part event was held at the Malco Theater on Cherry Street and featured noteworthy blues musicians answering questions about their music and their lives.
The Blues Symposium – Part 1 was moderated by Roger Stolle, owner of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc. in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The panel included Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert "Bilbo" Walker Jr., and Libby Rae Watson.
Robert "Bilbo" Walker Jr. passed away on November 29, 2017.