Mr. Blue Shoes

Mr BlueShoes
I have seen at least 15 years of programs at the CAC and this one was the best I can remember. Mr. Blue Shoes was so good with the kids. I did not see one bored or restless student, but all were listening and following any of the things he wanted them to do   He had a great lesson; I learned several new things myself, and I am sure that many of the kids will want to know more and listen more to the blues!

Pam Boivie, Kennedy Powell Elementary

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All about Mr Blueshoes

“Even though the older Blues Legends are departed, Michael Dyson, a gifted musician – electrifyingly inspires children, as he carries on the Blues tradition and passes the torch for America’s music, it’s impact on our nation’s history and it’s unique tradition in world music to future generations.”

Ginger Head, Founder, Imagination Celebration, Fort Worth
With his easygoing style, backwards baseball cap, iconic blue shoes, and a comedic persona, Mr. Blue Shoes is anything but a conventional Bluesman …

Mr. Blue Shoes is the brainchild of Michael Dyson, Grammy Award winning producer, youth entertainer, guitarist and performer. To date, Dyson has shared his unique version of the Blues story with over 240,000 children.

As a senior in high school, Michael served as a mentor, offering third graders a helping hand and an understanding ear. His funny and humble demeanor became infectious. This experience uncovered Dyson’s unique ability to motivate and inspire children.

Michael co-founded The Blue Shoes Project, a nonprofit dedicated to introducing young audiences to living Blues Legends. The seed for the creation of Mr. Blue Shoes was planted by the inspiration that Dyson received from the children that he inspired and the participating legendary Blues artists he worked with through Blue Shoe.


In The Press

  • Mr. Blue Shoes appears on ITCN Recent video of Mr. Blue Shoes appearing on Irving Community Television with Cathy Whiteman. In the video he discusses the blues, the program and his #InstagramGuitar, the world’s first “Social Media Guitar”.
  • Mr. Blue Shoes – Cary Arts Center   Cary, NC — On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the Town hosted Mr. Blue Shoes, an interactive children’s entertainer and musician with a historical twist, at the Cary Arts Center. Photographer Dave Gill captured the experience for CaryCitizen. Mr. Blue Shoes in Cary Through the Town of Cary’s 2014-15 Marvelous Music Family Series, Mr. Blue Shoes treated Cary ...
  • Mr. Blue Shoes uses the blues to teach history to kids ‘Educators kept telling me this is what they wanted to see.’ By Aaron Epple / Journal News Contributing Writer The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is one of hundreds of performing arts venues and schools that Michael Dyson (aka “Mr. Blue Shoes”) will perform at this year. Dyson’s performance this weekend will consist of a rollicking ride through ...
  • Kids learn history, music and culture through the blues by: Judy Wiley | Community Impact News | It started with four old bluesmen up on the stage one night at the Palace Theater in Grapevine, telling their stories and singing the blues. They’re all dead and gone now — Robert Lockwood Jr., Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Henry Townsend. ...


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