Drawing on the powerful time-honored tradition of traveling shows, Mr. B’s "Joybox Express" will ride the Blues Highway beginning today and running through December.
This epic 2,000-mile, 90-day bicycle trek begins at the Mississippi River headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Joybox Express will visit cities, towns and villages along the Mississippi River Road to perform, educate, conduct group rides and inspire blues, jazz and bicycling appreciation. Joybox Express is produced by Artrain, Inc.
The Joybox Express is a custom-designed bike with a 350-pound upright piano onboard. It is powered by a trio of musicians and cyclists and fronted by renowned jazz and blues pianist and amateur athlete Mark “Mr. B” Braun.
Mr. B is a rare living link to the first generation of blues and boogie pianists, including the legendary Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red and Blind John Davis.