Volume 16, No. 1 | March 2023
KEEPING THE BEAT
The Official Newsletter of the Delta Blues Museum
EXPANDED EXHIBITS & ONLINE OFFERINGS
Delta Blues Museum's permanent exhibits continue to grow! A second expansion is underway - visitors can see new features on "anchor artists" like Bessie Smith and a special focus on Women in the Blues...
And thanks to a Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area grant, online visitors can check out a new video feature on our website: Click the link to see our newest Field Trip focused on the life of Blues giant Robert Johnson...
In the Museum gallery, our latest exhibit features a collection of Blues art created from found artifacts by artist Bil Steber. Spirit in the Soil: Objects and Evocations of the Mississippi Blues combines history and art to tell a deeper story of Delta Blues greats.
IN THE GIFT SHOP: CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
"Memphis" Charlie, Delta Blues legend
Charlie Musselwhite is a veteran of the South Side Chicago blues scene of the 1960s. A master harp player, bandleader, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, he returns to home ground with his Grammy-nominated CD Mississippi Son, with music "as dark as Mississippi mud." Signed copies are available in our Gift Shop.
The Museum appreciates your patronage and support - thank you.
MUSIC IN COMMON / BLACK LEGACY PROJECT
In collaboration with other Delta partners, Delta Blues Museum is proud to support Music in Common's Black Legacy Project, including an upcoming special event on March 1st at Coahoma Community College. Follow the link below for event details and ticket information!
COMING SOON: MUDDY WATERS MONTH
Our annual celebration of the life and legacy of Muddy Waters promises to be even bigger this year. Stay tuned for special announcements and plan to join us in April!
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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