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ABOUT THE ARTIST

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   Electro-Fi recording artist Fruteland Jackson is a HistoryMaker (www.thehistorymakers.com).
  Jackson is a musician, author, storyteller, and oral historian. He is a five-time Blues Music Award Nominee and recipient of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award.  He plays traditional acoustic blues and other music from the heart. Since 1992 he has presented the award-winning *All About the Blues Series- Blues in the School Programs. His program motto is "Try, Trust, and Triumph." Fruteland works to bring more music education to our schools.
 
 Fruteland plays acoustic guitar, focusing on pre-war and post-war blues ranging from Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzey to Memphis Minnie and Elizabeth Cotton, ragtime, and other blues styles. 
 
 Fruteland latest CD," Good as Your Last Dollar," was nominated for BMA in 2020 for Best Acoustic Album and Best Acoustic Artist on Electro-Fi Records.
 
 Fruteland debuted his new Storyteller CD release" Singing the Blues with Stories Vol. I" in 2011. This CD Includes Stewball (The Blind Racehorse and The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson. Available for download at CD Baby.com – IT Records
 
  "Fruteland Jackson is foremost an entertainer, a man who knows how to tell a compelling story, how to mesmerize an audience with his tangy tales, to make them laugh." "He knows who he is. He toured with Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr., and Homesick James. He is an artist." – Living Blues Magazine - Ask Alexa to Play Fruteland Jackson's new CD. 
 
www.fruteland.com
773-575-3459
 Alsip, IL 60803
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2020 Concerts and Blues 101 Workshop Schedule

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ALL  ABOUT  THE  BLUES  SERIES*

BLUES in the SCHOOLS PROGRAMS 

OUR MOTTO: " TRY  TRUST  AND TRIUMPH "

Blues in the Schools Publications

 

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Blues in the Schools F.A.Q.

Blues in the Schools Brochure 2020

BITS* Workshops

BITS* Implementation Guide

BITS* Lesson Plan Outlines

BITS* Blues Bibliography

Remedial Effects of BITS Programs

BITS* Activity Workbook

Frequently asked questions about the Blues in Schools program.

This brochure provides a brief overview of Blues in the Schools programs 

This document provides a description of the workshops and course descriptions.

This document povides a way to establish BITS program in your school area.

This document provides a guide to enriching your music curriculum.
This document provides some recommended Blues reading materials.
This document helps understand what beneficial impact does BITS (Artist Residency) have upon students.
Grades 3rd thru 8th -Poetry,word games and reading plus.

NEWS, REVIEWS, AWARDS & LETTERS OF RECOGNITION

Fruteland Jackson is a 2020 Blues Music Award Nominee

Fruteland Jackson is  a  HISTORYMAKER

Soul Bag Magazine Top Fifty Delta Blues Musician 2015

"One Millionth Student" Blues in the Schools, Greensboro ,NC 2010

What They Say...  

LIVING  BLUES and New Blues News

BLUES BLAST

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Tell Me What You Say
Tell Me What You Say

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Blues 2.0
Blues 2.0

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I Claim Nothing But the Blues
I Claim Nothing But the Blues

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