The blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. — Willie Dixon
BLUES PIONEERS and their PROGENY began as an exhibition that was developed by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and first presented at the Historic Thomas Center from May 24 through September 7, 2013.
It featured over 40 colorful folk-art style illustrations of many of the 20th century’s giants of the blues, as well as other legendary musicians who whose style was influenced by these trailblazers. Each portrait was accompanied by a brief description of the musicians’ lives and their significant accomplishments. In addition, viewers were able to access a representative recording on their smartphones from each of the artists’ musical catalogues at: http://grooveshark.com/bluespioneers
This website recreates this exhibition experience for an online audience in an effort to entertain, educate and inspire with the work and life stories of these remarkable artists who changed music forever.
For more information about this exhibition, contact:
Russell Etling | Cultural Affairs Interim Manager | City of Gainesville
email@example.com | 352-393-8532
© 2013 City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department