August 9, 2011
The will host 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 , and on
The events are being held in conjunction with the 24th Annual
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.
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
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
Blues Museum Board of Directors
William H. Gresham, President
Yvonne Stanford, Secretary
Dr. Frank Marascalco
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