Tuesday April 6, 2010 | History of the Blues in the SouthApril 2, 2010 at 10:16 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments
The Blues is indisputably a Southern American art form and now a noted Southern folklorist has written a book exploring the roots of the blues by giving voice to those who know it best including people like Willie Dixon and B.B. King. We’ll meet William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. We’ll talk about the Blues in the South, and Ferris’ bumpy and sometimes dangerous journey over the years to hear the stories of the blues and of the people who made that music in the American South.
William Ferris – Author and folklorist, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.