NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits
(Drawings from the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 and 2 Mostrom)
Opening Reception Thursday, Sept 24, 5-7 PM
Meet the artist * Music by Bill Abel * Open to the public * Free
Paramount Records is one of America’s most important record labels. The company’s open-door recording policy led it to the nation’s blues, jazz, gospel and folk musics, capturing a comprehensive anthology of what the country sounded like in the 1920s-30s.
Anthony Mostrom, cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, created hundreds of ink portraits of Paramount’s recording artists for Jack White’s Third Man Records’ reissue of the entire Paramount catalogue. The ink drawings were originally published in two “Field Manuals,” 700 pages of encyclopedia-style biographies and discographies of 347 musicians.
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