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Julie Mancini
Keith Caton and Gary Christensen make up two-fifths of Sheba the Mississippi Queen and the Bluesmen, who recently won the North Central Florida Blues Society’s regional Blues Challenge, securing a spot to perform at the International Blues Challenge in January in Memphis. Caton and Christensen will perform as a duo Saturday at Jazz Up Dunnellon.
Still got the Blues

Dunnellon might best be known for the discovery of phosphate, but don’t tell that to Keith Caton or Gary Christensen.

Call it luck, fate or divine intervention; the pair discovered each other at Boomtown Days, a long-running festival celebrating the city’s discovery of phosphate in the late 1880s. While it might be phosphate that brought them together, it’s their love of the Blues that has sparked not just a friendship, but a renewed energy in their musical careers.