Co-emcees Kenneth and Luther Lackey
The co-emcees of the 2019 Quitman County Mules and Blues Fest In Marks, Mississippi are dynamic Clarksdale native brothers Kenneth and Luther Lackey.
Luther Lackey has the most extensive discography having recorded and released more albums than Kenneth. Yet, the brothers are virtually tit for tat on a keyboard and in singing gospel, country and western. blues or hip-hip. “Singing is singing” both have been known to say.
Kenny Lackey is the consummate entertainer with the uncanny ability to imitate all other singers, comedians and actors. In one instance, he is Fred Sanford on Sanford and Son. In the next he is Muddy Waters, or Charley Pride. His range of entertainment is seemingly unlimited.
Both guys involve their audiences in onstage acts. Kenny has been known to recruit ordinary people from the audience and instantly transform them into the Temptations or Diana Ross and the Supremes.
This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.