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









Dec 7, 2016 - 3:28PM
Dennis Parker
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (1967 Version) https://t.co/L1vlSJWLtL
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:41PM
Matthew Taplinger
jammin': Jack Rose & Mike Gangloff - Sunflower River Blues by @vhfrecords https://t.co/0sL8gYlsKq on #SoundCloud
Dec 5, 2016 - 9:49AM
tanosi2
A new favorite: Jack Rose & Mike Gangloff - Sunflower River Blues by @vhfrecords https://t.co/sAypjU5tjl on #SoundCloud
Dec 4, 2016 - 3:21PM
Adit Baruah
@jonathanshainin Sunflower River Blues can make any catastrophe manageable
Dec 1, 2016 - 4:31PM
KBGA Now Playing
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues
Nov 30, 2016 - 3:20AM
KUSF In Exile
360 Sound Show is playing Jack Rose — Sunflower River Blues — https://t.co/rX1kpTh1rw
Nov 28, 2016 - 2:23PM
Amanda Pincheira
#NowPlaying Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey ♫ https://t.co/Vz9AxDRaRg