Blues musician Vasti Jackson sings Robert Johnson tunes Photo: Patrick Snook
Held twice a year in Hattiesburg, this show's
purpose is both to entertain and to educate the general public
about the vital folk culture of the state's Piney Woods and Gulf
Coast regions while showcasing the region's many talented
musicians. The show is a sampler of the region's various
traditional music styles, which include old-time fiddling, early
country, bluegrass, blues, and gospel. Produced by the Pine Hills
Culture Program, the first Roots Reunion was held on November 6,
1999 before a live audience. It is documented in two compact discs,
two audiotapes, a videotape, a written report, 11 black-and-white
photographs, a program from the show, and news clippings.
Originally submitted by: Gene Taylor, Representative (5th District).
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