Volume 16, No. 2 | April 2023
The Official Newsletter of the Delta Blues Museum
APRIL IS MUDDY WATERS MONTH AT THE MUSEUM
Kicking off our annual month-long celebration of Muddy Waters with a *new* series of Virtual Tours led by Grammy-winning harmonica master Charlie Musslewhite - check out this personal recollection about fellow Blues legend and Muddy Waters collaborator, Sonny Boy Williamson, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to hear more from Charlie on the life and legacy of Muddy Waters.
Check out the Museum's YouTube Channel
WE JUKE... DO YOU?
Delta Blues Museum welcomes all 2023 Juke Joint Festival fans this weekend and invite you to visit us during your stay!
For out-of-towners, follow our hashtag #followJJFwithDBM on Instagram to share in the sights and sounds of the festival with us!
JJF Events @ Delta Blues Museum - Saturday, April 15th
Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage
1 Blues Alley
Terry Harmonica Bean
at 11:15 am
Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Students
at 1:15 pm
Anthony 'Big A' Sherrod & Allstars
at 2:30 pm
at 4:15 pm
at 5:00 pm
View the full schedule on the Juke Joint Festival website
IN THE GIFT SHOP: MUDDY WATERS
McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and moved to Coahoma County at a young age. He learned to play Delta blues from Son House and Robert Johnson and made his first recording for the Library of Congress in the early 1940's. Soon after, he moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music - taking his Mississippi blues roots and electrifying them to be heard throughout the city and the world. His song, "Rolling Stone/ Catfish Blues" named a magazine and a band. Grab a copy of "Live at Checkerboard Lounge, 1981" to see one of his amazing performances.
Delta Blues Museum uniquely showcases Muddy's story from the early recordings to his international fame. Learn more about Muddy Waters by visiting the Museum or through our online Explore and Learn feature. Our gift shop also offers copies of "Lost Delta Found," the work of the Fisk scholars who documented the music of Coahoma County in the 1940's and "Can't Be Satisfied: the Life and Times of Muddy Waters" by Robert Gordon as well as CD's and other items.
Shop online now through the end of April and get 10% off any "Muddy Merch" with the code MUDDY2023
The Museum appreciates your patronage and support - thank you!
DBM @ CLEVELAND MUSIC TOURISM CONVENTION
APRIL 12 - 14 | CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI
Hosted in partnership with Visit Cleveland and Visit Mississippi, the Cleveland Music Tourism Convention is the 6th global and 2nd U.S. edition of the event, showcasing a mix of insightful and inspiring conference sessions, evening events and a full day of music tourism where attendees will travel the Delta and take in sites from Indianola to Clarksdale. Delta Blues Museum Director Shelley Ritter was honored to be a guest panelist in Wednesday's afternoon panel, "Deep South: Collaborating with Artists," sponsored by the Recording Academy - Memphis Chapter.
Visit the convention website for more information.
MUSEUM STORE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Congratulations to our Gift Shop Manager, April Shaw, in receiving a Memorial Scholarship to attend the 2023 Museum Store Association Retail Conference & Expo. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the Museum and its mission!
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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