Following their memorable performance at the White House, members of the Delta Blues Museum Band enjoy congratulations and t-shirts from the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival before returning to practice this week. The Sunflower shirts feature the late Big Jack Johnson, one of the early after-school teachers with Mr. Johnnie Bollington.
Pictured are Isaac Thornton, Kalel Ford, blues musician Walt Busby, their teacher who also traveled to Washington D.C.; Arena Wilkins, and Devonta Thornton. Not pictured is Christine ‘Kingfish’ Ingram. The Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education program was one of 12 outstanding programs receiving the 2014 Humanities Youth Program Award – Photo by Panny Mayfield