Curb Fellows to Discuss Geography of Blues at Helena, Arkansas Festival
Publication Date: 10/8/2010
The 2010 Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival will present an educational outreach component titled “Geography of the Blues: How Land Influence the Culture and Music of the Delta” on Oct. 9. Funded in part the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes, interactive presentations will take place at the Malco Theater in Helena, beginning at 11 a.m.
Curb Fellows from Rhodes--Emily Main ’12, Tanner Evins ’13 , Michael Todd ’13, Alex Piazza ’14, Ben Walsh ’12 and Anson Jeng ’12--will make presentations focusing on “Land, Music and People: Authenticity Versus Progress.”
Other festival participants include Dr. David Evans, author of Big Road Blues; Scott Baretta, host of the Highway 61 radio program; Jim O’Neal, founder of Living Blues magazine; Dr. John Bass, program manager of the Mike Curb Institute; and Candice Ivory, the festival’s educational coordinator.
The festival also includes a photography exhibition. A performance by Patti Jean McKinney and the Family at 5 p.m. wraps up the event.