Barretta presents emergence of Muddy Waters’ classic band sound

March 17, 2016 in Entertainment

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent  Contributing Writer The month of March is devoted to the Hall of Fame at the Old Capitol Museum on State Street in Jackson. On March 2, […]

Mississippi Blues Trail honors Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones

November 21, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones were the latest musicians honored with a marker on Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker unveiling was at 547 South Roach Street in Jackson.

Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones, two of the acknowledged masters of Chicago blues piano, were cousins who lived in Jackson in the 1930s and ’40s. On the vibrant post-World War II Chicago scene they both played with blues king Muddy Waters and other luminaries and were hailed for their stellar work both as accompanists and as featured recording artists. Spann and his family lived on this block of Roach Street.

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 […]