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Delta Blues Media Advisory

June 8, 2011


OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE SON HOUSE EXHIBIT

DELTA BLUES MUSEUM

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI


WHAT: The Delta Blues Museum will open its newest exhibit focusing on SON HOUSE, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson how to play guitar. The retrospective features the work of Blues Hall of Fame photographer, archivist and Oxford, MS, resident Dick Waterman (largely known for his work with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton).

The exhibit is part of ongoing museum celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Johnson's birth. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Delta Blues Museum & National Guitar Company.

WHERE: Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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 of the blues. The City of Clarksdale, located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49 ("the crossroads"), and the surrounding Delta region are known as "the land where the blues began." Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. 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.

Members of the press may contact the Director and/or access the PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials by registration on the Museum website.

Shelley Ritter, Director