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2014 News and Events

Grammy Awards Nominees

(December 30, 2014)

The Delta Blues Museum sends out Congratulations to Grammy nominees and DBM Friends: Scott Bomar, Ruthie Foster, John Hiatt, Charlie Musselwhite, Tom Petty, Bobby Rush, and Jack White. To learn more, visit Grammy.com

Charlie Musselwhite Grammy Nominee

(December 30, 2014)

Charlie Musselwhite's "Juke Joint Chapel" has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Congratulations Charlie!

Bobby Rush Grammy Nominee

(December 30, 2014)

Congratulations to Bobby Rush for his album "Decisions" being nominated for a Grammy Award.

Teachin' the Blues: Walt Busby, A&E Program Instructor

(December 23, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Newsletter
Walt has been an instructor with the Museum's Arts & Education program for a couple of years. This summer he took over as Head Instructor for Richard "Daddy Rich" Crisman, who, after his ten-year stint as a teacher in the program, has become our Gift Shop Manager. We wanted to let our fans know a little more about Walt,... Read More

Happy Birthday Billy Gibbons!

(December 16, 2014)

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Charlie Musselwhite Spontaneous Jam at Juke Joint Chapel

(December 15, 2014)

Harp and Soul
Video of Charlie Musselwhite with Lightnin' Malcolm and Doyle Bramhall having a spontaneous jam in The Juke Joint Chapel. Watch Video

Dr. Frank Marascalco - RIP

(December 03, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
We are saddened to report that on December 1, 2014, our former board member, Dr. Frank Marascalco, passed at the age of 91. Dr. Marascalco's unparalleled support for the museum is evident in our continued growth and success. The Museum is deeply honored that the Marascalco family has requested memorials be made to the Delta Blues Museum in his memory. Read More

DBM Band Performances

(December 1st & 2nd, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
We hope you were able to join us at the Jonestown and Clarksdale Parades where the DBM Band performed.

DBM Band Recognized by City of Clarksdale

(November 24, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The City of Clarksdale recognized the DBM Band for their success and win of the 2014 NAHYP Award on December 8, 2014 at the city meeting.

DBM Recognized on National TV

(November 11, 2014)

MSNBC.com
The Museum has been recognized on MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell show during his broadcast of the 2014 NAHYP Award Ceremony. Watch Video

2014 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award

(November 10, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2014 NAHYP Award for our youth educational programs. The DBM Band performed at the White House and accepted the award presented by the First Lady during a ceremony on November 10, 2014. Read More

2014 Blues Blast Music Awards

(October 27, 2014)

Blues Blast Magazine
Blues Blast Magazine has announced the winners of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards. Recipients include Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Bobby Rush. Read More

DBM Band Trip to Washington D.C.

(October 27, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
We are all very excited about the DBM Band going to Washington D.C. to perform. The band will leave for D.C. on November 8, 2014 and return to Clarksdale November 11, 2014.

Book Signing - Thomas Armstrong "Autobiography of a Freedom Rider"

(October 24 - 31, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The museum is hosting a book signing with author Thomas Armstrong on Saturday, November 1st at 2:00pm. Be sure to stop by the museum to meet the author and have him sign your personal copy of his book "Autobiography of a Freedom Rider". Media Advisory E-Vite

Mississippi Saxophone Festival

(October 20, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Mississippi Harmonica Saxophone Festival will be held in Clarksdale at the DBM Stage on Saturday, November 8, 2014. This years festival will honor the music of Greg "Fingers" Taylor and raise funds for his increasing medical bills. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit:

Harmonica Workshop

(October 20, 2014)

Deak's Harp Emporium
A harmonica workshop will be held at Deak's Harp Emporium on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information about the workshop contact Deak Harp

DBM Band Performance

(October 13, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Be sure to join us Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Care Station Catfish Fry. The DBM Band will start performing at 5:00pm.

Deep Blues Festival

(October 06, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Annual Deep Blues Festival was October 16th through October 19, 2014. The Festival was held right here in Clarksdale, we hope you visited us at the Museum while in town! deepbluesfest.com

Book Signing - "The Amazing Jimmi Mayes, Sideman to the Stars"

(October 06, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Be sure to join us at the Museum for a book signing on October 12, 2014 at 1:00pm with Jimmi Mayes. Read More

King Biscuit Blues Festival

(September 23, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The 29th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival will run October 8th through October 11, 2014. The Festival located in Helena, AR; Included headliners Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings with special guest Sonny Landreth. Read More

Tennessee Williams Festival

(September 23, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The 22nd Annual Festival will run Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 4, 2014. The focus was on Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth", with movie screenings, porch plays and much more. The festival was sponsored by Coahoma Community College. Read More

Mississippi River Interpretive Center Marker Unveiling

(September 23, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
E-vite
Join us at the museum for the unveiling of our Mississippi River Interpretive Center Marker. Reception with music by the DBM Band to immediately follow marker unveiling. Read More

Autumn Events & Exhibits at the Museum

(September 22, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Calendar Advisory
Mississippi Interpretive Center Blues Marker, King Bisuit Festival, Deeper Blues Festival and more... Read More

Rosetta Patton Brown - RIP

(September 13, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
We are sad to report that Rosetta Patton Brown, the last surviving child of Charley Patton passed away on September 13, 2014.

Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming Award

(September 5, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce their recognition as an official partner in the Year of the Creative Economy: Mississippi Homecoming. Read More

Respect the Kid: A Tribute to Mister Johnnie

(September 3, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Throughout his lifetime, Johnnie was dedicated to the blues and the Delta youth, teaching them music, professionalism, and self-respect. Watch Video

2014 Sunflower Festival Museum Events

(August 5, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Calendar / Media Advisory
Honoring the legacy of Big Jack Johnson. Museum Main Stage ("Melville Tillis stage") performances from the Delta Blues Museum Band, Latimore, Super Chikan,... Read More

Big Jack's Birthday Party Rocks

(August 1, 2014)

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Press Release
The Sunflower River Blues Festival's tribute to Big Jack Johnson got an early start when Red Paden and Angenette Johnson hosted a birthday party for the Oilman Friday night... Read More

'Grits, Greens, & Barbecue' Lure Visitors from Beale Street

(July 31, 2014)

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Press Release
Attorney John Schaefer and his lawyer buddies from Norman, Oklahoma have been coming to the Sunflower Festival for 14 years. But this will be their first taste of... Read More

Latimore Returns with Steamy Soul Show, August 8, 2014

(July 19, 2014)

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival
Press Release
Latimore – The Man – is returning for the third time on John Lee Hooker Lane where he last packed 9,000 frenzied fans screaming for encores of... Read More

Johnny Winter - RIP

(July 17, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
Although born in Texas, Johnny Winter spent parts of his childhood in Leland, MS where his father and grandfather operated a cotton business, J.D. Winter & Son. Johnny and his younger brother Edgar... Read More

Museum Recieves MAC Grant

(July 15, 2014)

Press Release
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum has been awarded an operating grant by the Mississippi Arts Commission for use towards... Read More

Mississippi Blues

(July 10, 2014)

Mississippi History Now
Article By Christine Wilson, Aug. 2003
The music called the blues that emerged from Mississippi has shaped the development of popular music in this country and around the world. Turn on the radio. You might pick up some rock with some tough guitar riffs – or some rap. But put on Robert Johnson's recording of... Read More

Exhibit: "Gone but not Forgotten" - Billy Johnson

(July 8, 2014)

E-Vite
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will unveil its latest exhibit "Gone but not Forgotten" on July 17, 2014, with music by Bill Abel and catering by Oxbow Restaurant. "Gone But Not Forgotten" features color photography by Billy Johnson highlighting Delta Blues artists who left behind more than memories. Read More

27th Annual Sunflower Festival - August 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2014

(July 07, 2014)

This years Sunflower Festival honors the legacy of Big Jack Johnson. Performances will include Latimore, Johnny Rawls, Home Made Jamz, Super Chikan Johnson, Jimbo Mathus, Robert Belfour, Eddie Cusic, Pat Thomas, Lusicous Spiller and many more. For the complete lineup and more information please visit SunflowerFest.org

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at Montreal Jazz Festival 2014

(June 29, 2014)

MontrealGazzette.com
Bernard Perusse
Ben Harper stepped in front of the microphone to musically address his audience more directly as he was putting the finishing touches on Saturday night's red-hot concert with veteran bluesman and harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite. “Been thrown by the... Read More

Mabon "Teenie" Hodges - RIP

(June 23, 2014)

"Teenie" Hodges started playing the guitar at the age of 12 with his music tutelege beginning in the early 60's, when he was just a teenager. He met Memphis... Read More

TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award

(June, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.com. Reviews of the Delta Blues Museum can be read at TripAdvisor.com

Delta Blues Museum Named 2014 Finalist by NAHYP

(June 5, 2014)

Press Release
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is a proud to announce their Youth Program as a finalist by the National Arts & Humanities Association. The nation's first museum dedicated to the Blues is among only... Read More

James Lewis Carter aka "T-Model Ford" Headstone Fundraiser & Dedication Ceremony

(May 13, 2014)

Mount Zion Memorial Fund
The Mount Zion Memorial Fund is hosting a concert May 16, 2014 raising funds for the headstone dedication ceremony of blues musician T-Model Ford at... Read More

Pinetop Perkins Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships for 2014 Workshop Experience

(May 12, 2014)

Pinetop Perkins Newsletter
The Fifth Annual Master Class Workshop Experience will be held June 18 - 20, 2014. Be sure to join us for a Blues Showcase on June 20th at Ground Zero Blues Club Read More Download Flyer

Tom Graves Multimedia Presentation and Booksigning

(May 7, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will host a multimedia presentation and booksigning with author Tom Graves on the life of Robert Johnson... E-Vite Media Advisory

Blue Star Museum Participant

(April 24, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is proud to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museums program for 2014. It is a great way to give our support and say "thank you" to active duty military families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the country. Read More Press Release

April is Muddy Waters Month

(April 1, 2014)

Calendar Listing/Media Advisory
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum kicks off "Muddy Waters Month" this week with a new exhibit and a special birthday celebration for the famed Delta musician who continues to influence generations of musicians worldwide.: Read More

Advisory - April is Muddy Waters Month

(March 27, 2014)

Calendar Listing/Media Advisory
Delta Blues Museum
As part of celebrating 35 years, the Delta Blues Museum will offer a full calendar of events, presentations, and new exhibits during Muddy Waters Month and the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival. Read More

35th Anniversary Exhibits & Events at Delta Blues Museum

(March 19, 2014)

Calendar Listing/Media Advisory
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will host new exhibits, Muddy Waters birthday celebration, author discussions, book signings and more during the month of April. Read More

Flute of Culture - February 11, 2014

(February 11, 2014)

Media Advisory
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum will host a Greek bagpipe exhibition and workshop presented by Flute of Culture, to benefit the "One Stone" Tower Raising Campaign. The two-hour presentation begins with... Read More Download Flyer

35 Years of the Delta Blues Museum

(January 31, 2014)

Press Release
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum marks its 35th year on January 31st, with celebrations continuing throughout the year. Throughout the weekend, the museum will offer cupcakes to visitors to mark the occasion. New exhibits featuring artists... Read More

2014 Grammy Winners - Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper

(January 26, 2014)

Congratulations! to Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper for winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album for their album "Get Up!". Their music film "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!" was nominated in the Best Music Film category. Read More

Clarksdale Film Festival

(January 26, 2014)

Congratulations! to Charlie Musselwhite & Ben Harper for winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album for their album "Get Up!". Their music film "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!" was nominated in the Best Music Film category. Read More

Happy New Year!

(January 1, 2014)

Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum is looking forward to our 38th year filled with events, exhibits, and so much more. Upcoming events at the Museum, in Clarksdale and nearby can usually be found on our home page and events page . If you are looking for Museum specific events - our calendar page is always a good place to check.

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