Sterling Billingsley

Sterling Billingsl e y is a blues musician who liv es in Helena, Arkansas. He l earned to play on his little sister's plastic guitar while listening to a trunk full of blues records . In 2008 Billingsley became the m usic c hairman for the King Biscuit Blues Festival and took on the responsibility of booking bands for the festival. Billingsley draws on his passion for "real-deal blues" to choose performers for the festival . He describes the challenge s of booking acts for King Biscuit as fewer and fewer of the original blues greats are still performing . Billngsley says, “ In order for the blues to survive, it has to evolve.”

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