World Cafe Travel Adventures went to Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi in October. While in Clarksdale, as part of WXPN's Mississippi Blues Project, we visited Red's Blues Club, a legendary juke joint. Red Paden, the owner of Red's talks about the rich history of the club and the blues. Also featured is a performance from Robert "Bilbo" Walker. The video produced by Roger LaMay, WXPN Station Manager and Bob Giardini (http://bobg-media.com/video.php).
The Mississippi Blues Project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (http://www.pcah.us/) through the Philadelphia Music Project (http://www.pcah.us/music/) .
Adam Gussow, a noted blues harmonica teacher and performer, plays and talks harp on the front porch of his rental home in Oxford, Mississippi.
This video gained more than 250,000 views at YouTube.
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