Airtime was 12:15 p.m., as that was lunch time for workers in the Mississippi/Arkansas Delta. The King Biscuit Blues Festival began in Helena in 1986 as a way to highlight the musical heritage of the area, and has attracted large numbers of fans since it began. The festival's location is a very depressed community and the event brings in much-needed revenue to the area.
Fans attending "The Biscuit" pass through hollowed grounds first featured in Robert Johnson's classic number "Crossroads," which tells of one man's journey though the Delta 80 years ago.
All photos by Daniel Costello. To view the full set, follow the link below the gallery.