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.




Apr 20, 2019 - 11:25AM
L. Dueñas-Rodríguez.
Here’s a song for you… Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey https://t.co/SpetyL2Tx1
Apr 17, 2019 - 9:06PM
KZSC Spins
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes) https://t.co/Pspy7eZjmn
Apr 14, 2019 - 5:28PM
Radio K Playlist
John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (The Best of John Fahey 1959-1977)
Apr 11, 2019 - 2:09PM
KFAI Playlist
“Sunflower River Blues” by John Fahey. Poetry, Science and Wrestling at 2:09pm.