an instructor in anthropology and Afro-American Studies at the University
of Mississippi and contributing writer to Living Blues Magazine,
is an expert on Delta blues in all its cultural and social contexts.
He will focus on the impact of KFFA’s legendary “King Biscuit Time”
a pioneer rockabilly guitarist with Johnny Burnette and the Rock
‘n’ Roll Trio, regularly performed live on KWEM, playing both on
country music shows and on Howlin’ Wolf’s blues program in the early
1950s. He will bring a Delta musician’s perspective to the discussion.
The panel will
be moderated by Steve Hoffman, a blues researcher who currently
serves as a consultant to the Delta Cultural Center.
The event is
being scheduled during the 16th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival,
a time when thousands of blues fans from around the region, the
nation, and the world flock to Helena for three days and nights
of blues music. The Delta Cultural Center is a major partner in
this year’s festival, and the panel is just one of a series of events
scheduled at the Delta Cultural Center, a museum of the Department
of Arkansas Heritage.
information on the panel, contact Steve Hoffman at (301) 270-8520
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about other Delta Cultural Center events during
this year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival, contact the museum at (870)
338-4350 or (800) 358-0972.
The Delta Cultural
Center shares the vision of all six agencies of the Department of
Arkansas Heritage--to preserve and promote Arkansas heritage as
a source of pride and satisfaction. Other agencies within the department
are the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Old State House Museum, the
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council
and the Natural Heritage Commission.
For more information
Kimberly Williams (870) 338-4361
After hours (870) 295-5075