Volume 15, No. 1 | April 2022
The Official Newsletter of the Delta Blues Museum
WELCOME TO "MUDDY WATERS MONTH"...
...and welcome, Juke Joint Festival Fans!
Delta Blues Museum has much in store for the month of April, from the opening reception for our new traveling exhibit featuring the story of Trumpet Records, to live performances on our stage during Juke Joint Fest and special hours on festival weekend!
To purchase tickets online & learn more about our hours and protocols, please visit our tickets page.
Delta Blues Museum is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the Museum with any special assistance needs.
Downtown Wine & Liquor
Becky & Bill Gresham
MISSISSIPPI GRAMMY WINNERS
Delta Blues Museum could not be prouder of our former student Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on his 2022 Best Contemporary Blues Grammy award for the album, 662!
Congratulations also go out to Museum friend Cedric Burnside for his Best Traditional Blues Grammy win for I Be Trying.
Thanks to both of these important Mississippi artists for keeping the Blues alive.
Both Cedric's CD and *signed* copies of Kingfish's CD are available
for purchase in our Gift Shop - get them while supplies last!
MUDDY MERCH IN STOCK!
McKinley Morganfield, born April 4, 1915, earned the nickname "Muddy" for his habit of playing in mud puddles; "Waters" would be added later. Moving to Clarksdale, he grew up farming on Stovall Plantation. After seeing Son House play, he bought a guitar... and the rest is music history. See Muddy's full story at the "Explore & Learn: Follow Muddy" section of our website.
Our Gift Shop has many souvenirs of this blues legend's life and music. From exciting CDs to an insightful biography, from colorful t-shirts and caps to souvenir coffee mugs, we have special items to mark his anniversary.
Check out our "Muddy Merch" Section!
The Museum appreciates your patronage and support - thank you.
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Thanks for your continued and future support!
Shelly 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.
This site is made possible through support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rock River Foundation.
This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.
Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.
Museum Contact information
Clarksdale, MS 38614