May 17, 2016
NEW EXHIBIT OPENS
Don Nix: Meet the "Memphis Man"
AT DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Opening Reception Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
* Meet the Artist *
* Music by Mark "Muleman" Massey *
* Booksigning *
* Free & Open to the Public *
The Memphis blues and rock legend has enjoyed a long career
that involved close associations with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell,
George Harrison, Freddie King, Furry Lewis, John Mayall,
and many others.
"Memphis Man: Living High, Laying Low" by Don Nix is a
memoir of a Memphis music legend who played sax in an instrumental
band, the Mar-Keys, that scored one of Stax Records first
Top 10 hits, and then went on to become a prolific songwriter
and record producer. His song, "Going Down," has been recorded
by Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Ray Vaughan,
Deep Purple, The Who and many others.
Join us as we unveil our latest exhibit that focuses on Don Nix's work and collaborations, sponsored by The Shack Up Inn, Mississippi Arts Commission and Friends of the Delta Blues Museum.
the Delta Blues Museum
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library
Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum
in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest
music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to
the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013
recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library
Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library
service to the community - and a 2014 winner of the National
Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum
is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors
find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history
and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the
Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive
Through its DEEPER ROOTS campaign, the museum seeks
$1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits: Expanded
exhibits, including those to be housed in the Muddy Waters
Addition, will enable the cultural organization to better
preserve and display the history and work of blues artists
from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability
to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations
about this important American art form.
For online donations or for more information on
events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit
the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
Members of the press may register on the Museum
website to access the PRESS
ROOM for further information, images and materials.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal