Hidden History of the Mississippi Blues (The History Press, 2011)
book signing with author Roger Stolle and photographer Lou Bopp
5pm on Friday, May 13, 2011
FREE LIVE MUSIC by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes!
ABOUT THE BOOK: Although many bluesmen began leaving the Magnolia State in the early twentieth century to pursue fortune and fame in Chicago, many others stayed home. These musicians remained rooted to the traditions of their land, which came to define a distinctive playing style unique to Mississippi. They didn’t simply play the blues, they lived it. Travel through the hallowed juke joints and cotton fields with author Roger Stolle as he recounts the history of Mississippi blues and the musicians who have kept it alive. Some of these bluesmen remain to carry on this proud legacy, while others have passed on, but Hidden History of Mississippi Blues ensures none will be forgotten.
202 Banner Hall
4465 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39206