Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 5:00pm
Although many bluesman began leaving the Magnolia State in the early twentieth century to pursue fortune and fame in Chicago, many others stayed home. These musicians remained rooted to the traditions of their land, which came to define a distinctive playing style unique to Mississippi. They didn’t simply play the blues, they lived it. Travel through the hallowed juke joints and cotton fields with author Roger Stolle as he recounts the history of Mississippi blues and the musicians who have kept it alive. Some of these bluesman remain to carry on this proud legacy, while others have passed on, but The Hidden History of Mississippi Blues ensures none will be forgotten.
160 Courthouse Sq