September 29, 2011
The will host a
reception and book signing for , author of
on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Meet the
author, buy a signed book, and enjoy music and refreshments.
Travel through the hallowed
juke joints and cotton fields with author Roger Stolle as
he recounts the history of Mississippi blues and the musicians
who have kept it alive. Some of these bluesmen remain to
carry on this proud legacy, while others have passed on,
but ensures none
will be forgotten.
"Placed together, the words
and photos of
bring a music, history and people to the printed page in
a purposely intimate way leaving readers rooting for the
bluesmen and pondering the future of music." -DeSoto
"If you don't know a lot about
blues music and the Delta musicians who birthed it, lived
it and kept it alive--in spite of the more popular modern
American musical genres spawned from it--then can rectify
that in as little as 119 pages of easy-to-understand text."
owns Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, a blues store in Clarksdale,
Mississippi, as well as his own music and tourism marketing
service. He is a Blues Revue magazine columnist, WROX radio
deejay, XM/Sirius radio correspondent, and Juke Joint Festival
cofounder. Through his Cat Head Presents record label, Stolle
has produced several critically acclaimed blues CDs/DVDs;
he coproduced the award-winning film M for Mississippi:
A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues. Hidden
History of Mississippi Blues is his first book. He
was educated at the University of Cincinnati and worked
for thirteen years in the advertising and marketing world
prior to entering the music business.
is an award-winning commercial location photographer who
has traveled the world on assignment for clients such as
Time Warner, Deutsche Bank, McCann-Erickson, Amex, Sports
Illustrated, Y&R and many more. His subjects range from
celebrities to CEOs, musicians to technicians.
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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