The Delta Blues Museum unveiled
a new exhibit on March 4, 2010 featuring Michael Loyd
Young's first book "Blues, Booze & BBQ". Michael's book
chronicles 150 miles of famed Highway 61. Clarksdale,
MS sits at the heart of Highway 61 and 49, which is also
the location of Robert Johnson's famed "Cross Road Blues".
Considered the birthplace
of the blues, Clarksdale, MS has been home to many blues
legends such as Muddy Waters, Mississippi Slim, B.B. King,
Charley Patton, Ike Turner and many others. The people of
the Mississippi Delta continue to pass on their heritage
and culture through the blues to future generations. Michael's
photographs capture these bonds, whether being in a juke
joint, invitations to private homes or just plain hanging
Photography has long been a large part of Michael's life.
He began photographing when young and throughout the years has travelled to 21 different
countries capturing and chronicling cultural symbols and their impact on the lives of the
people he photographs. Michael's second book is currently in the works travelling from
Texas to the Florida Everglades chronicling the hunting and fishing culture along the Gulf Coast.
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to have this new exhibit and is
extremely grateful for Michael's graciousness in donating all proceeds from the sale of his book "Blues, Booze & BBQ" to the museum.