Call & Response Symposium

King Biscuit Blues Festival presents 10th annual “Call and Response: Blues Symposium” in historic Helena, Arkansas

Join two blues journalism and preservation legends, Roger Stolle and Don Wilcock, for their tenth annual Call and Response Blues Symposium. They moderate two one-hour-long “back fence” conversations with legendary blues musicians and personalities who are some of the most colorful people on today’s vibrant blues scene. “Come on home” to this lively confab that’s become a colorful highlight of the festival.

WHERE: Malco Theater, Cherry St., Helena, Arkansas

WHEN: Saturday, October 9th (Session 1: 10:45am-11:45am, Session 2: 12:00pm-1:00pm)



Part One – 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 

Moderator: Roger Stolle
Roger Stolle owns Cat Head (aka “Mississippi’s Blues Store”) in Clarksdale, which recently celebrated 16 years. He is a Blues Music Magazine columnist, Juke Joint Festival co-founder, Hidden History of Mississippi Blues author, and co-producer of Moonshine & Mojo Hands. He is also a recipient of Keeping The Blues Alive and Blues Music Awards. He’ll hold his next twice yearly Cat Head Mini Blues Fest on Sunday, October 8th.


Part Two – 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Moderator: Don Wilcock
Don Wilcock is an award-winning music journalist currently writing for The Blues Music Magazine, Blues Matters, Blues Blast Magazine, and American Blues Scene. His article on Blues as Truth appeared in the centerspread of the Blues Foundation’s 2019 Blues Music Awards program. The author of Buddy Guy’s 1993 authorized biography Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues, he began writing about blues in The Army Reporter in Vietnam half a century ago.


For more information contact:

Don Wilcock

Roger Stolle

Last modified: April 13, 2021