Lectures, Lore and Lessons: Mississippi at the Bicentennial
University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi is concluding its celebration of Mississippi’s Bicentennial with four lectures during the fall semester. The series, Lectures, Lore and Lessons: Mississippi at the Bicentennial, continues this December with a look at 200 years of music in Mississippi.
200 Years of Mississippi Music
December 4, 6 p.m.
Blu Jazz Cafe', 213 East Front Street, Hattiesburg
Join University of Mississippi Blues Curator Greg Johnson in this bicentennial event as we celebrate our state’s musical heritage. Johnson will give a multimedia presentation of the diverse array of musical offerings across our state and look at their historical roots.
Johnson has served as Blues Curator and Associate Professor in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi since 2002. He received his Masters of Library and Information Science from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2002, where he also received a Bachelor of Music in history and literature in 2000. Johnson holds an Associate of the Arts from Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS (1997). He is the co-author of 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own (Roman & Littlefield, 2014) and was the consulting editor for the Encyclopedia of the Blues (Routledge, 2006). As a multi-instrumentalist, he regularly performs in multiple genres from traditional Irish and Americana folk to jazz and classical.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.
This official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority.