From the Birthplace of America's
The Music and Musicians of Mississippi
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR MUSIC WORKSHOP Revision 5/7/07
this schedule may be revised further
This workshop is made possible by funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, through the Mississippi Humanities Council, with support from Delta State University's Delta Center for Culture and Learning. The workshop is intensive, and requires residence in Cleveland, MS, during the duration. Rooms are paid through the workshop. Meals listed as "on your own" are not paid through the workshop, but will be covered by the daily stipend given to participants.
The goal of the Workshop is to explore and understand the ways in which Mississippi and its citizens have influenced America's music, and to develop ways to use this rich heritage to better teach Mississippi History.
"American roots music teaches us about our cultural identity. Music goes back as far as people go back. We can't think of culture, dance, or worship without music. Roots music has historical and ethnic layers. As different sounds combine, we define the complexities of ourselves."-- Chris Goertzen, Professor of Music, University of Southern Mississippi
Before the Workshop Begins
Each participant is expected to thoroughly explore the web site of Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame . Pay special attention to the two lesson plans. Also visit the amazing Mississippi Writers and Musicians web site and their hyperlinked list of biographies of Mississippi Musicians. Pick at least five musicians in each genre and familiarize yourself with their biographies and significance. All participants will be mailed copies of Dr. Brewer's book Legendary Musicians Whose Art Has Changed the World, and a copy of All Shook Up: Mississippi Roots of American Popular Music by the MS Department of Archives and History. You should read both texts in advance of the Workshop. We need everyone to prepare completely in advance because most of our days during the Workshop itself will be very full.
June 17 (Sun.) The
Arrival of Participants
1-2 PM REGISTRATION in the Charles W. Capps Archives, DSU (5th Ave.)
2-3 PM Introduction to the workshop
Class contracts and working groups
3-4 PM Dr. Jim Brewer speaks on "Live from the Birthplace of Americaís Music" Dr. Brewer is the founder of the Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame.
4-6 PM on your own, get settled into accommodations at the Cleveland Holiday Inn Express
6:00 PM Depart for Clarksdale for welcome Dinner at Ground Zero Blues Club
6:45PM Special tour of the Delta Blues Museum
7:30PM dinner at Ground Zero
9:00 PM Mose Allison Trio, Ground Zero Blues Club. Mose Allison was born and raised in Tippo and is an inductee of the Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame
11:00 PM return to Cleveland
June 18 (Mon.)
Musical Genres in Mississippi
Meet at the Capps Archives building
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM Davis Raines will speak on Mississippi's role in Country Music, both in terms of performance and composition
9:30AM- 10:30 AM Dr. Ellistine Holly will speak on The Life and Times of "The Black Swan" Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, operatic concert singer. She will speak and illustrate her lecture with performance.
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Dr. Mary Lynn Buchanan will speak on The Life and Career of Leontyne Price, Opera diva from Laurel, MS
12 PM- 1 PM Lunch on your own (bring lunch money)
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM Brit Gully will speak on The Life and Style of Jimmie Rodgers Father of Country Music, from Meridian, MS
2:30 PM- 3:30 PM Dan Bell old time fiddler, performance and discussion of how fiddle music is passed on between generations.
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Dr. Alphonso Sanders will speak on The birth of Jazz and the Riverís influence on the music.
4:30 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Class time to work in groups
6:00 P.M- 7:00 PM Dinner on your own
7:30 PM-"Bluebird in the Round", featuring Davis Raines (Nashville), Billy Ray Reynolds (Mt. Olive), and Tricia Walker, successful singer/song writers with country, pop and jazz hits. (the venue for this is still undecided, possibility of two options, the Stateroom is reserved or the Bean Counter)
June 19 (Tues.)
The Impact of Mississippi on Soul and Rock 'n' Roll
Meet at Capps Archives
7:30 AM- Early departure for Memphis
Ali Neff will discuss Hip Hop and show her film documentary Let the World Listen Right on Delta Hip Hop on the bus going to Memphis. She may be accompanied by some local Hip Hop artists.
10:00 A.M., Sun Studios, where the world met Elvis (among many others)
11:00 A.M., Rock and Soul Museum, Memphis
Lunch, Interstate Barbeque, on your own
1:30 PM Stax Museum of American Soul Music
3:00 PM-4:30 PM Graceland
Elvis movie on the way home
7:30 arrive back in Cleveland (possible dinner stop on the way back depending on how hungry we are)
June 20 (Wed.)
More musical genres from our State
Meet at Capps Archives
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM Chip Mitchell of Delta State University and former host of the Highway 61 Blues show will speak on Mississippi's role in Rhythm and Blues
10 PM- 12:00 PM- Class time for projects
12:00 PM- 1:30 PM. Lunch on your own.
1:30 PM- 3:30 PM Dr. David Evans, ethnomusicologist at the University of Memphis and 2003 Grammy Award winner for the album notes in Charley Patton's boxed set (Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues), will speak on Mississippi and the Blues
3:30PM-5:30 PM Theo Dasbach creator of the Clarksdale Rock 'n Roll Museum will speak on Mississippi and Rock ín Roll
5:30 PM- Dinner on your own
7:00 PM- Live Blues Event at Po Monkeys
Lounge, the last surviving rural jook. Visit this web link before
going - Inside Poor Monkey's
Return at 10pm by bus or drive yourself if you feel like staying longer.
June 21 (Thurs.)
The Summer Solstice
Tupelo and Beyond
Meet at Capps Archives
7:30 AM Early departure for Houston, MS
On board viewing of Mose Allison documentary "Ever Since I stole the Blues" followed by documentary "Awake My Soul" on Shape Note Singing
10:00 AM Houston, Radio Station WPCA AM. Robin Mathis will talk about this historic radio station, sacred harp recording, and shape note singing
12:00- 1:00 PM Lunch in Tupelo, on your own. Eat at Romie's
2:00 PM Elvis?birthplace, Tupelo
3:30 PM Union County Heritage Museum, Carla Faulkner will speak on Elvis.
5:00 PM Union County Heritage Museum, New Harmonies Exhibit. This is the Museum on Main Street exhibit that is touring our state this year. It focuses on roots music from the US.
6:00 PM return to Cleveland with possible dinner stop on route.
Gospel and Soul in Jackson
Meet at Capps Archives
7:30 AM Early departure for Jackson, Ms
10:30 AM- 11:00 A.M Malaco Records- Tour and talk by Jerry Masters
12:00 PM Visit to the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Jackson International Airport
Lunch at the restaurant museum, on your own.
1:30 PM The Historic Alamo Theatre on Farish Street
1:30-2:30 PM Judith Still presents her father, William Grant Still
Dorothy Moore and a panel will discuss
the Jackson music scene and Ms.
Moore will perform at the conclusion. The panel includes:
Harrison Callaway- Musician, arranger, writer, producer for several record labels.
Jobie Martin- Early Jackson radio personality on WOKJ, Jobie Martin Show, T.V.
Jimmy King- Former Subway Club owner and singer.
London Branch- Retired JSU music professor.
Amanda Humphries Bradley- singer, songwriter, recording artist.
Scott Barretta- Moderator, music professor, writer and producer.
6:30 PM Supper at Hooverís Grocery or Crystal Grill (Greenwood) On Your Own
7:30 PM Gospel performance at the Little Zion Church
9:00 PM return to Cleveland
June 23 (Sat.)
Final thoughts and Farewell
9:00AM- 11:00 AM Brunch at The Southern Grill followed by reflections and Follow-up assignments in the Capps Archive and farewell by noon.UK Sexy Lingerie