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Jarekus Singleton Met Family Resistance Over The Blues (A Top Story)


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On Monday Jarekus Singleton Met Family Resistance Over The Blues was a top story. Here is the recap: (The Blues) Jarekus Singleton respects the members of his family who refused to attend his shows for religious reasons. His grandfather was a church leader who disapproved of the blues as "the devil's music" and his beliefs have influenced younger members of the Singleton clan.

But the Mississippi guitarist reports not all of his relations agree. Singleton tells the Macomb Daily: "If my grandfather was alive right now and knew I was playing blues music, he might be tracking me down with a hammer. Or a gun!"

He says of the rest of his family: "They don't give me a hard time about it, but they don't come to the shows because it's against church doctrine. I do respect the church and what my grandfather built and what he started.

"But I have a big family, so a lot of them do come." Read more - here.

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