Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
Theme for the 2003 Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program presented in conjunction with the 16th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival is:

"Celebrating the Year of the Blues: Our past determines our present and future"

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Noon – 1 p.m. – Phoenix Savage: "Early Blues Women"

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Lane Wilkins, "Fingerpicking Blues"

2:15 - 3 p.m. – Break

3 – 4 p.m. – Jay Kirgis, "The Legacies of Early Blues Men"

4 – 5 p.m. – Greg Johnson, director of the Blues Archives, Ole Miss, "Electrified Blues"

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Live blues by the Delta Blues Museum students

Friday, August 8, 2003

11 – 11:15 a.m. – Music – Honoring W.C. Handy, "The Father of the Blues"

11:15 – 12:30 – Greg Ellis, "Remembering WROX Early Years"

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Break

1 – 2 p.m. – Robert Gordon, Muddy Waters biographer, "Muddy Waters from Clarksdale to Chicago." Click here for article about Mr. Gordon

2 – 3 p.m. – Preston Lauterbach, Living Blues magazine features editor, "Chatting with Blues Legends"



Mae Smith, Delta Blues Museum Interpretation Specialist, is program coordinator

The program is being funding in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Coahoma County Tourism Commission


Come to Clarksdale, Mississippi!


Johnnie Billington teaching a young blues prodigy.






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