Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer Randy Ferguson returns to perform and serve as Blues Host of this year’s Oxford Blues Festival. Randy grew up in West Tennessee, 100 miles from Memphis and 100 miles from Nashville in the 70’s so it’s only natural that his songs contain elements of Blues, Country, Rock, Gospel and Rockabilly. A Blues Legend, Johnny Winter fan since childhood, Randy sought out Johnny and his brother Edgar Winter, and in turn their influences (Muddy Waters and Ray Charles) on his path to the Blues. Randy is a constant supporter of the Oxford Blues Festival and of keeping the Blues alive through his music and live performances. His song “Walking Into Clarksdale”, based on a line from The Band’s song “The Weight”, typifies the day in the life of a blues man. Randy has honed his craft in Mississippi and Tennessee juke joints and honky tonks for over four decades, and has for the last several years served as Music Therapist for Specialty Hospice,Llc, regularly bringing the joy of the Blues to the residents of Mississippi’s Senior Care Facilities.