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.

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

© 2013 City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department