Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

The symbolic leader of the Sunflower River Blues Association,
Early Wright, "The Soul Man," broadcast on WROX Radio for
52 years, and interviewed celebrities from Elvis Presley to Bobby Rush.

This year's Early Wright Award Winner- Catherine Clark



Num Year Recipient(s)
1 2004 Catherine Clark Treasurer of the Sunflower River Blues Association
2 2003 Sonny Payne -   Long time host of King Biscuit Time on KFFA Radio Frank Ratliff -   Owner of Riverside Hotel
3 2002 Sam & Doris Carr Lifelong promoters of Delta blues and Association members
4 2001 Yvonne Stanford Sunflower River Blues Association secretary
5 2000 Mae Smith Delta Blues Museum interpretation specialist
6 1999 Lew Houston Clarksdale businessman and festival promoter
7 1998 Johnnie Billinton -   Master Blues teacher Howard Stovall -   Blues Foundation director
8 1997 John Ruskey Delta Blues Museum curator
9 1996 Lilian McMurry Trumpets Records founder
10 1995 Panny Mayfield Journalist Writer & Photographer
11 1994 Jim O'Neal Founding editor of Living Blues Magazine
12 1993 Skid Graves Founder of the Delta Blues Museum
13 1992 Skip Henderson Music promotor & Historian









Sep 30, 2020 - 10:17AM
KBGA Now Playing
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues
Sep 30, 2020 - 6:34AM
DAVE BROWN
"sunflower river blues" john fahey @ the new varsity https://t.co/IHpWY9aw9n via @YouTube i love this blues track
Sep 28, 2020 - 1:30PM
WWPF Radio
♫ #NowPlaying John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues https://t.co/nBkjySvVem F-Channel ♫
Sep 27, 2020 - 2:08PM
Daniel Reilly
John Fahey’s “Sunflower River Blues” https://t.co/3Bp63xW5ox via @YouTube
Sep 26, 2020 - 8:44PM
🎭Edward Rinaldi🐐 Banner photo by Ruth Bernhard ©
Sunflower River Blues - Re-Recorded Version by John Fahey https://t.co/kE1yEFbyIq