Jerry Fair is an authentic delta blues man with over 50 years of experience. He derived his musical virtuosity from a lineage that includes the late local gospel guitarist, James M. Fair; blues icons Big “Bukka” White and BB King; his father and cousins, respectively.
He has performed in notable venues, which include the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. He has performed on stage with notable blues artists such as BB and Albert King, Bobby Rush, Keb Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the late Honey Boy Edwards, the late Willie Foster, the late David Durham, and the late Lil Dave Thompson. He was featured in the September 2020 issue of Living Blues magazine and made a 2019 virtual appearance at the 18th Annual Grassroots blues festival. He was featured in two documentaries, “Poverty in the Mississippi Delta” in 2008 and “Along the Mississippi” in 2009. He has also featured in the July 2001 edition of the Oxford American Journal article “State of the blues in the Delta.” His photo was used as the back cover of the 17th Annual Poconos Blues Festival program booklet and appeared in the 2010 Mississippi Official tour guide magazine. He has flourished as an orator, instructor, and live entertainer at the BB King Museum, where his band enjoyed house band privileges.
Jerry is seasoned and ready for higher musical and personal achievements. He is truly a gifted “bluesologist” and/or “bluesician.”