May 31, 2011
Free, open to the public
Museum students and blues stars featured on new CD, From
Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1
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.
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.
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.
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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