12 OFFICIAL VENUES
1 GREAT FESTIVAL
DOWNHOME BLUES – EXHIBITION AND TALK WITH ALAN WHITE – UK BLUES FEDERATION
The exhibition comprises of sixteen artists including Chuck Berry, James Cotton, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Louisiana Red, Coco Montoya and Hubert Sumlin.
Saturday 26th August 11.00 am – 12.00 noon Sunday 27th August 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
in the historic wood-panelled council chambers. Free entry.
An example from the exhibition:
Born in Tunica, Mississippi, James Cotton moved a short way to West Helena, Arkansas at an early age to be mentored by Sonny Boy Williamson in blues harp. He began his professional musical career playing harp in Howlin’ Wolf’s band and over the years has performed and recorded with many more great blues artists: Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Spann, Freddie King, B.B. King to name but a few. The photograph was taken at The Chicago Blues Festival 2010: ‘Celebrating the Centennial of Howlin’ Wolf’, performing with his own band alongside Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, together with such other luminaries as Jody Williams, Sam Lay and Hubert Sumlin.