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August 9, 2011


DELTA BLUES MUSEUM TO HOST

BOOK SIGNINGS FOR CHARLES FARLEY, AUTHOR OF

SOUL OF THE MAN: BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, NEW BIOGRAPHY



Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm and

Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 am
 



Open to the Public
Admission is Free


The Delta Blues Museum will host two book signings for Charles Farley, author of Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland, a new biography of the legendary singer. Meet the author and get a signed book on Friday, August 12th at 2:00 pm, and on Saturday, August 13th, 11:00 am. The events are being held in conjunction with the 24th Annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.

To reserve a signed copy, call the Delta Blues Museum (662) 627-6820.

"Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland relates how Bland, along with longtime friend B. B. King, and other members of the loosely knit group who called themselves the Beale Streeters, forged a new electrified blues style in Memphis in the early 1950s. Combining elements of Delta blues, southern gospel, big-band jazz, and country and western music, Bland and the Beale Streeters were at the heart of a revolution. A four-time Grammy nominee, Bland has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Blues Foundation, as well as the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame. This first book-length biography at last heralds one of America's great music makers." -University of Mississippi Press

This event is free and open to the public.

The Museum will be open prior to the Gospel Festival, on Sunday, August 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Shelley Ritter, Director

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

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Delta Blues Museum Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Johnny Lewis
Dr. Frank Marascalco
Jim Herring

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