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May 6, 2011


DELTA BLUES MUSEUM PRESENTS

GEORGE WINSTON HARMONICA CONCERT AND WORKSHOP


Friday May 6, 2011

Starting at 4:15 PM



Concert
5:45 PM
George Winston will present a solo harmonica concert on the Delta Blues Museum stage on Friday, May 6, at 5:45 pm. Admission to the concert is free.

George Winston spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and R & B, including Booker T & the MGs, Jimmy Smith, and Floyd Cramer. Since then, he has received acclaim for his many recordings on piano, guitar, and harmonica. His harmonica influences range from Appalachian old time country to Cajun and Celtic music.

Workshop
4:15 PM
Winston will offer a one-hour workshop at 4:15 pm, prior to the concert. Pre-registration is suggested. There is no fee. The first 15 registrants will receive a free Hohner Special 20 A harmonica. The session will be limited to the first 30 applicants. Attendees can bring any key or brand of harmonica to the workshop.

The concert and workshop are sponsored by the Winston Project, Inc., the Delta Blues Museum, and Hohner, Inc.

The Delta Blues Museum is located at #1 Blues Alley in downtown Clarksdale. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information, call the museum at 662-627-6820 or visit the DBM Web site.

Shelley Ritter, Director

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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