History of the Blues in the South (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

History of the Blues in the South (Rebroadcast) The Blues is indisputably a Southern American art form and now a noted Southern folklorist has written a book exploring the roots of the blues by giving voice to those who know it best including people like Willie Dixon and B.B. King. We'll meet William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. We'll talk about the Blues in the South, and Ferris' bumpy and sometimes dangerous journey over the years to hear the stories of the blues and of the people who made that music in the American South. Guest William Ferris - Author and folklorist, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Since this is an encore edition, we won't be able to include your comments in the show. Originally Aired: 4/6/2010 Amazon | Give My Poor Heart Ease by Bill Ferris WFAE | Charlotte's Blues Club The Double Door Inn turns 35 Charlotte Talks | Double Door Inn & Local Music