From the BB King Museum to Dockery to the Delta Supper Club, these Cleveland originals have brought their joyous sounds to iconic venues and events across the Delta for forty-five years and counting. Whether it’s in a smoky club, on a flatbed trailer, at a festival, or at a wedding reception, when Jake and the Pearl Street Jumpers take the stage, it’s a sure bet that the dance floor will be crowded. For over forty-five years, the band has played Motown and rhythm and blues tunes for thousands of people across the Delta and as far away as Chicago. The band now consists of Jake as the lead singer and guitarist, Larry Morgan as background singer, “Little Bud” Fortness on drums, Robert Williams on keyboard, and “Tito” on bass. “Honestly, Tito’s been with us for five years and don’t nobody know his last name,” laughs Jake. “One thing about this band is we run a clean stage. We are upbeat and we have fun, but there is no drinking or swearing on my stage. We have the cleanest band and the best attitude and stage presence of any band I’ve ever seen, and that’s the reason we have been going for so long. People know when they hire us they are going to get a great show and they don’t have to worry about anything.”
Opening the show will be country singer/songwriter Mississippi Mason from Columbus, MS.