Holmes County honored with blues marker in Tchula

December 12, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, the Mississippi Blues Trail will unveil the latest marker in recognition of Holmes County and Tchula, Miss. The 167th marker unveiling is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Memorial Park at 15387 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Tchula.

Many blues performers who gained fame in the Mississippi Delta, Jackson, Miss., Chicago and on the southern soul circuit have lived in or near Tchula, including Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Jimmy Dawkins, Jesse Robinson, Lewis “Love Doctor” Clark, Little Smokey Smothers, Arelean Brown and Lester Davenport. Even long after most of its famous sons and daughters had departed, Tchula remained a center of juke joint revelry along Highway 49.

Holmes County recognized with Mississippi Blues Trail Marker

July 25, 2012 in Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Special to The Mississippi Link JACKSON – On Tuesday, July 17, Holmes County was the latest recipient of a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker was unveiled at […]