August 16, 2013
CLARKSDALE, MS (August 16, 2013) -
The Delta Blues Museum is
partnering with Cathead Vodka,
Mississippi's first legal
distillery, on a new, limited edition series that will directly
benefit the Museum's DEEPER
ROOTS campaign. The special "For Mississippi
Only" series hits store shelves this week and features 750mL
bottles with special Delta Blues Museum guitar pick hang tags
and labeling. Of the corporate partnership, Cathead Distillery
Partner and Co-Founder Austin Evans offers, "The Delta
Blues Museum honors what is unique about Mississippi through
its preservation and presentation of the Delta's musical history,
a legacy that has changed popular music around the world.
As fellow Mississippians who are dedicated to the singular
culture of our state, we are proud to support the Museum and
its mission. We hope everyone will join us in supporting the
Delta Blues Museum's 'Deeper Roots' campaign to expand the
exhibits in its new Muddy Waters Addition."
The current DEEPER
ROOTS campaign seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced
exhibits for Phase II of the Museum's expansion -- which
includes the new Muddy Waters Addition -- enabling
the cultural organization to better preserve and display
the history and work of Blues artists from the Mississippi
Delta, and advancing the Museum's ability to "tell" stories
that inspire and educate future generations about this important
American art form. Cathead Vodka is the first corporate
partner to support the ongoing campaign. Museum Director
Shelley Ritter says, "Delta Blues Museum is thrilled
to have Cathead Vodka's support as we work to fully realize
our mission and vision through expanded exhibits and educational
materials. It's fitting that Mississippi's first distillery
is supporting Mississippi's oldest music museum."
The limited edition series
is on sale statewide beginning this week.
About Cathead Vodka
Co-founded in the spring of
2010 by good friends Austin Evans and Richard Patrick, Cathead
Distillery is Mississippi's first and only legal distillery.
The idea of Cathead Vodka originated one late night on the
back of a tailgate while enjoying Sunflower Blues Festival
in Clarksdale, MS. Aside from trying to make a quality product,
Cathead Vodka helps local artists in every market distributed
to through local musician assistance foundations. Cathead
proudly manufactures Cathead Vodka, Cathead Honeysuckle
Vodka, Cathead Pecan Vodka, Cathead Pumpkin Spice Vodka,
Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, Bristow Gin and Gold Coast Whiskey.
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. 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--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.
Find out more about the DEEPER ROOTS campaign at
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 access the PRESS
ROOM for further information, images and materials by
registration on the Museum website.
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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 agency.