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May 31, 2011


DELTA BLUES MUSEUM AND GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB TO HOST CD RELEASE PARTY

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ground Zero Blues Club

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Free, open to the public

Museum students and blues stars featured on new CD, From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1


On Thursday, June 2, 6-8 pm, the Delta Blues Museum will host a CD release party at Ground Zero Blues Club to celebrate the release of From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1, the first CD featuring the Museum's own student band. The Band will perform, and the CD will be available for purchase-cost, $10. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Museum's music program in which students learn to play blues in the traditional way, from teachers who pass the music down from earlier generations.

This event is free and open to the public.

After the CD party, the Club will host an open mic night, with a $3 cover charge, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Ground Zero Blues Club is located across from the Delta Blues Museum at #0 Blues Alley in downtown Clarksdale.

On Friday, June 3, at 8 pm, Daddy Rich, a Museum Band teacher and a featured artist on the new CD, will perform in the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn. This event will be filmed for BBC Channel 4 as part of the "Rick Stein Tastes the Blues" food and travel series. This event is free. The Juke Joint Chapel is located on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation, south of Clarksdale, off Highway 49.

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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