Blues singer Mighty Sam McClain is coming home to sing for the first time in 25 years.

McClain will bring his rich gravelly voice to the Louisiana Folklife Festival in September, performing in Monroe at a gathering devoted to the state's diverse musical heritage.He spent years in obscurity after his mid-1960s country hit "Sweet Dreams," but he has resurfaced with three albums in the '90s. He tours regularly in the United States and Europe.



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