4. December 2012 10:23
Mississippi, if you don't already know it, is the Birthplace of America's Music. This claim is indisputable, fact, cannot be denied, undeniably true - period. This is especially true with regards to the Blues, a soulful genre of music born of back-breaking work, sweat of the brow, down on your luck, misery and pain. But, you don't have to live it to feel it. Just follow the Mississippi Blues Trail and discover the rich musical heritage that makes Mississippi a one of a kind unique experience. This music trail will take you along a path well traveled by legendary bluesmen - and women - whose lives influenced some of the world's most famous musicians, singers and songwriters. The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and the Beatles are just a few who gained so much from the bluesmen of Mississippi. If you love Blues music, don't miss out on traveling along the Mississippi Blues Trail.
31. August 2011 08:12
On Monday, August 29, the world lost another great blues legend when David “Honeyboy” Edwards of Shaw, Mississippi, passed away in his Chicago home. The GRAMMY-winning artist was known to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman.
Honeyboy achieved many accolades during his career, which included induction to the Blues Hall of Fame, several GRAMMY Awards, the Mississippi Arts Commission's Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and many other notable recognitions. However, one of his fondest memories was being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail on April 13, 2007.
21. August 2011 15:38
What’s even better than a festival dedicated to Blues Heritage in Mississippi? A whole WEEK of festivities dedicated to the Blues Heritage in Mississippi! Delta Blues Week consists of blues events in various locations of Mississippi leading up to the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival on September 17th. Come and celebrate America's original music--the blues.
Kicking off the Delta Blues Week is the 20th Annual MS Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival
held in Pascagoula, MS at the County Pavilion (Jackson County Fairgrounds) on September 10th. Named one of the top blues festivals in Mississippi, this event features food, exhibits and refreshments. Top named Blues entertainers will headline this event and visitors will have an excellent opportunity to hear their favorite songs and experience a fun outing for the entire family!
This is just one of the many great events being held during Delta Blues Week. Don’t forget to make plans for the 34th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
which kicks off September 17th!