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Published on July 18th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson

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Delta Blues Museum Celebrates the John Lee Hooker Centennial in August

The Delta Blues Museum will celebrate the centennial birthday of blues icon John Lee Hooker with a monthlong series of events and programming this August to commemorate the milestone, including a newly-unveiled interactive website feature that allows visitors to “Explore & Learn” more about the life and music of the legendary musician.

Through a grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area , the Museum has created the John Lee Hooker: Endless Boogie website feature that traces the musician from his Clarksdale roots through his career and legacy.  Museum Director Shelley Ritter says that, like the Museum’s other online educational resources on Muddy Waters and Son House, this interactive web exhibit was created to expand experiential offerings for blues fans worldwide.  

“The Delta Blues Museum wants to honor John Lee Hooker’s place in music history and give fans everywhere an interactive opportunity to discover the deeper story of his rise on the international stage,” said Ritter. “Endless Boogie was created as a tribute to John Lee’s well-deserved place in the pantheon of American roots artists.”

A separate gallery exhibit will be installed at the Museum with John Lee Hooker artifacts and personal items on display, in collaboration with the John Lee Hooker Estate.  Rare vinyl albums and 78s from the Museum’s own collection are also part of the planned exhibit. The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.



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