Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival
10/29/12: Robert Plant, Morgan Freeman interviews at the Sunflower Fest to air on Mississippi Roads

JACKSON - Interviews with rock superstar Robert Plant and actor Morgan Freeman during Clarksdale's 25th Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival will air on Walt Grayson's Mississippi Roads program for Mississippi Public Broadcasting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1

Robert Plant
Robert Plant

Plant headlined the Sunflower's three-day celebration in downtown Clarksdale, and attracted an audience of 20,000 - the largest crowd in history, according to security teams from Homeland Security, the Clarksdale Police Department, Coahoma County Sheriff's Department, and Wood Security.

The celebrated former Led Zeppelin vocalist granted only three interviews during his stay in Clarksdale: CNN, Grayson with Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and London journalist Paul Sexton who covered the concert for Billboard and the Daily Telegraph, according to Sunflower officials.

The Paul Sexton interview appears on the Sunflower's website:

The CNN interview is expected to air later with an expanded feature on Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta.

Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett honored on stage
Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett Honored on Stage

Freeman and his business partner Bill Luckett, were honored by the Sunflower with the festival's highest honor, the Early Wright Award, for their contributions to the blues and gospel heritage of Clarksdale.

Plant was named the first recipient of the Sunflower Festival's Hall of Fame.

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:00AM
Ezra Szanton
Finally figured out how to upload a video on twitter :D Music - Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey Shader - me :)
Jun 27, 2020 - 10:16PM
Yousei Suzuki
先日のアズミの部屋来て下さった方ありがとうございました。 演奏ではJohn FaheyのSunflower River Bluesのやりましたが、やっと形になってきました。 お酒も美味しく頂きました。アズミさん、かけてた、友部正人良かったな。
Jun 27, 2020 - 3:24PM
Ezra Szanton
Just made a procedural music video for one of my favorite songs to relax to: Sunflower River Blues by John Fahey. Y…
Jun 27, 2020 - 2:07PM
Christian B
"Sunflower River Blues" Jack rose #JohnFahey #AmericanPrimitive #Guitar via @YouTube
Jun 27, 2020 - 2:01PM
Christian B
Sunflower River Blues (Live 1984) via @YouTube