Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Robert Johnson & Mississippi Blues Trail panel discussions

Several members of the Mississippi Blues Trail team are participating in panel discussions at the Robert Johnson Centennial Celebration in Greenwood and at the Chicago Blues Festival.

On Saturday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Tallahatchie Tavern on Money Road in Greenwood  the Robert Johnson Life & Legacy Expert Panel will include Jim O'Neal, Scott Barretta, and Sylvester Oliver (all from the Mississippi Blues Trail editorial staff) along with Steve LaVere, Vasti Jackson, Scott Ainslie, and Judge Mike Mills (who presided over court proceedings in the Johnson estate case).

Panelists at the Mississippi Blues Trail discussion at the Chicago Blues Festival on Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Juke Joint stage will be Alex Thomas, Rip Daniels, Scott Barretta and Jim O'Neal. The festival will also present a Robert Johnson panel on Friday, June 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the same stage with O'Neal, members of the Johnson family, and others.

A line up of known blues experts moderated by Jim O’Neal, Research Director of the Mississippi Blues Trail, will engage all aspects of the blues world to discuss Johnson’s music and legacy. Panelists to include Scott Baretta and Steve LaVere.

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