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Jacquie LadyJ Griot Maddix
is a 24 year broadcasting veteran with a background in corporate television, cable and community television, as well as community and cable radio. A St. Paul, Minnesota native, Jacquie Maddix has worked at Cities 97, KMOJ Radio, Midwest Sports Channel, WRNB Cable Radio, and WCCO Television-Channel 4 in Minnesota. She went on the air at KFAI Radio January 4,1994 and has been programming the Full Bodied Blues ever since.
Ms. Maddix is also a contributing writer to Minnesota Blues on Stage: www.mnblues.com and a contributing television producer to St. Paul Neighborhood Network-SPNN.
Since June 2011, Jacquie has again stepped on stage as a performer with a new show dedicated to the magic of the blues. Using the persona of a female root worker, Ms. Maddix becomes LADYJ GRIOT, a blues story teller who performs at festivals, libraries, coffee shops and other intimate venues around the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minnesota. Most folks love the blues but are not sure where the lyrics come from. LadyJ Griot tells you using story telling skills in combination with live music to put the spiritual meaning of the songs in context for the listener.
Jacquie, who plays a shakeree and hand drum is joined on stage by a bass player and guitar player to take the audience deeper into the magic of the blues.
What exactly is a mojo hand? What is a black cat bone? What does it mean to spread goofer dust around someone's bed? As LadyJ Griot, Jacquie Maddix tells you this and much more. Look for her on stage and in performance around the Metro area.
Root worker, medicine woman and soul provider, LadyJ Griot will hold you spellbound!
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