FROM my Interview with Talking About The Blues “What inspired you to take your camera and document the Blues?” – my answer to this question:
I feel so many Authentic Bluesmen are either ignored, undervalued,
unappreciated, go undiscovered. I decided to shine a light on them and
their Gospel/Blues brilliance so that people will ask themselves ‘who
are they’, ‘why is someone taking pictures of them’, ‘should I find
out about their music’ ~ and then, will want to buy their music, book
them into venues, interview them, record them, know them while these
Living Legends, these Treasures are still with us.
Below: EDDIE CUSIC ~ R.I.P.
http://www.moonshineandmojohands.com THANK YOU JEFF KONKEL and ROGER STOLLE for MOONSHINEandMOJOHANDS online BLUES VIDS every THURSDAY ~ MAN OH MAN It is BLUESIN’ FOR SURE~~~~~~
HUBERT SUMLIN ~ above ~ REST IN PEACE
BIG BOY REST IN PEACE
THE STATION WAS IN HAZLEHURST, MS ~ song written for Willie Mae~
LEO BUD WELCH ~ 82 82
EDDIE CUSIC IN FLORAL SHIRT ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjKVYlqEuBU&feature=youtu.be
Each month there’s some sort of EVENT in the Delta .. actually, it seems that fun is to be found on a weekly basis 🙂 I like to stop into CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES and FOLK ART shop, which Roger Stolle owns .. he is a font of information on everything happening in Clarksdale and surrounding areas ie Helena, Memphis, Greenville, Leland etc etc … and find out ‘what’s happenin’ ~ Stop in to the ROCK and BLUES MUSEUM and you’ll be amazed at all the goodness ~ chat with owner/Bluesman, Theo ~ The Guitar store is fine … the Bluesberry Cafe has yummy food and song … the Delta Blues Museum (award winning) is amazingly interesting…Red’s Blues Lounge has Authentic Blues, Authentic BBQ, Authentic ‘Vibe’ …Ground Zero Blues Club is a terrific hangout, with musicians coming on stage to ‘jam’ … the Hambone Gallery (thanks to Stan Street and his wife, Dixie) offers Folk Art, sandwiches, music and a friendly space to ‘kick back’ and enjoy …SO MUCH to see and do … check out Stephen, Shelton & Robert in this awesome vid ~