April is Muddy Waters Month at DBM and Blues at Home in Oxford

April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum

April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL

(CLARKSDALE and OXFORD, Mississippi)

In the Belly of the Blues

In the Belly of the Blues

The above poster caught my eye while walking out of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn on Monday night. What a cool idea. “April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum!”

The staff at the DBM kicks off their Month Long of Muddy Maddness with an opening reception for their “In the Belly of the Blues” Photography Exhibit on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Special guest, photographer, GRAMMY winning songwriter, and author Terry Abrahamson will be attending the celebration from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, with music by Heavy Suga and The Sweet Tones. Delta Blues Museum. One Blues Alley. Clarksdale. “In the Belly of the Blues” exhibit runs from April 3-July 31, 2014.

Terry Abrahamson won a Grammy writing songs for Muddy Waters, helped launch the career of George Thorogood, and created the first radio commercial ever performed by John Lee Hooker. ‘In the Belly of the Blues’ is Abrahamson’s book, part of the permanent collection of the Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

HC PORTER Blues at Home exhibit and reception at U of MS Museum in Oxford

HC PORTER Blues at Home exhibit and reception at U of MS Museum in Oxford

After viewing this incredible exhibit in Clarksdale, then meeting Terry Abrahamson, while enjoying the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and speaking to all the locals and tourists at the event, Poor William and I will respectfully bid adieu and head East along Highway 6 to another spectacular affair in Oxford, Mississippi.

Blues at Home Exhibit and Blowout hosted by Jimbo Mathus. Check it out!

Jimbo Mathus will play a little during Happy Hour starting at 6:30 at the Lamar Lounge, 1309 North Lamar. Then he will host a huge event in honor of visual artist H.C. Porter’s “Blues at Home exhibition at the University of Mississippi Museum, University Avenue and 5th Street, Oxford. This will be a multi-media celebration of Mississippi Blues legends through portraits, oral histories, and music. The “Blues at Home” exhibit runs April 1-August 2, 2014.

Opening reception is at the museum beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, April 3.

Following the opening party and starting at 9:30 pm, the Lamar Lounge (1309 North Lamar) will feature legendary performers. OH MY! THIS I GOT TO SEE!
Bill Abel
Cadillac John Nolden
Alphonso Sanders
Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry
Vasti Jackson
L.C. Ulmer
Mickey Rogers
Ben Payton
Sharde Thomas
Elmore Williams
Hezekiah Early
Yz Ealey
Terry “Harmonica” Bean
Bobby Rush
Jesse Robinson
Pat Thomas
and I heard Leo “Bud” Welch may be there, too!

WHOA NELLY! For $8 you get to hear a taste from each of these gifted musicians!
9:30pm – 12:30am. Lamar Lounge. 1309 North Lamar. 662-513-6197. April 3, 2014.

Please let there be someone in charge of getting the talent on and off stage. I have attended these kinds of events when the music and the stage and the microphone gets good to a particular artist and two hours later they finally stop. There ain’t nothin’ like the blues.

Blues at Home Exhibit and Blowout at Lamar Lounge in Oxford

Blues at Home Exhibit and Blowout at Lamar Lounge in Oxford


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