Delta Blues Museum Featured Artist Spotlights


Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS




Little Walter
In time for his May 1stbirthday and continuing our celebration of what would have been John Lee Hooker's centennial year, the Delta Blues Museum pays tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame harmonica legend Little Walter.
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Johnny Winter
Born in Mississippi but raised in Beaumont, Texas, Johnny Winter gained much of his fame as a guitarist with a style inspired by Chet Atkins and the sounds of B.B. King, Bobby Bland and Winter's musical hero, the mighty Muddy Waters.
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Charlie Musselwhite
To celebrate his January 31st birthday, the Delta Blues Museum shines a light on the Mississippi bluesman and longtime Delta Blues Museum supporter known to some as "Memphis Charlie".
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Updated January, 2017


John Lee Hooker
To celebrate his August 22nd birthday and a month of events dedicated to his legacy, the Delta Blues Museum proudly hails "The King of the Boogie" - the one, the only and Clarksdale's own, John Lee Hooker.
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Photo Credit: TerryAbrahamson, copyright 2013


Muddy Waters
To celebrate his April 4th birthday and a month of events dedicated to his legacy, the Delta Blues Museum proudly pays tribute to McKinley Morganfield - better known as the...
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Photo Credit: Brian Smith


Sam Cooke
Born in 1931 in Clarksdale to Annie Mae and Rev. Charles Cook, Sam was one of eight children raised in his fatherís church. The family moved to Chicago in 1933, and later Sam and his singing siblings formed their first musical group, called The Singing Children, when he was...
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Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones
Born in 1946 in Glendora, Mississippi, and raised in Coahoma County, Gas Man's career as a harmonica player and songwriter was shaped by the late Johnnie Billington, who taught Arthneice as well as Arthneice's own band mates and other local legends through his work as a music instructor in Lambert and later for the Delta Blues Education Program. Arthneice fronted The Stone Gas Band - for many years...
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Robert Plant
An English rock god with the soul of a bluesman, Robert's voice has helped define rock music in a career that spans 40 years and counting, but his early inspiration was drawn from the music of Delta blues musicians like...
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Son House
Born two miles outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Son taught himself to play guitar in his twenties; after time served at Parchman Farm, he began to play music around the Mississippi Delta with the likes of...
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Bonnie Raitt
Nine-time Grammy winner, acclaimed singer-songwriter, first-rate bottleneck slide guitarist and longtime Delta Blues Museum supporter Bonnie Raitt found her musical identity in the Blues the minute she discovered...
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