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Monday, June 20, 2011

Downhearted Blues - Son House

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Thursday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.
Free, open to the public
New museum exhibit to focus on Son House, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson to play guitar

On Thursday, June 23, 5 -7 pm, the Delta Blues Museum will host a reception for Dick Waterman, famed music photographer and Oxford, MS resident, to mark the opening of its newest exhibit, which features 13 portraits by Waterman of Son House, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson to play guitar. Waterman helped rediscover House in the '60s and managed his concerts during that era's blues revival. He will be present to sign books of his photographs and answer questions about his years of managing and photographing House. Music will be provided by Bill Abel.

This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is part of ongoing museum celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Johnson's birth. It is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the Mississippi Arts Commission, National Guitar Company, and Friends of the Delta Blues Museum.

For more information contact the Delta Blues Museum 662-627-6820.
The Delta Blues Museum is located at #1 Blues Alley in downtown Clarksdale.

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